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Our Mission Statement

The Plattsmouth Public Library serves the educational, informational, and entertainment needs of the community by providing a balanced and friendly environment with open access to resources.

Our Carnegie Building is 100 years old! See How We Celebrated in 2016

Library Policies

Purpose and Governance - Community, Library Mission Statement, Governance, Personnel and Financial Records, Amendments

Access to Services - Hours of Operation, Who May Use the Library, Americans with Disabilities Act

Circulation - Library Card Policy, Circulation of Materials, Fines, Confidentiality of Records

Public Services - Internet and Computer Use; Copy, Fax, Laminating, Disc Cleaning, and Accu-Cut Services; Reference and Reader's Advisory Services; Interlibrary Loan; Proctoring Exams; Library Programs

Public Conduct - Code of Conduct, Unattended Children and Vulnerable Adults

Library Facilities - Meeting Room Use, Displays and Exhibits, Equipment Usage

Meeting Room Application

Collection Development - Selection of Materials, Intellectual Freedom, Requests for Reconsideration, Deselection of Materials, Gifts and Donations

Safety - Safety Rules, Training, Building Maintenance, Emergencies and Evacuations, Inclement Weather, Non-Emergency Closing of the Library

Communication - Advocacy, Customer Complaints, Marketing and Public Relations

Recent Monthly Reports to City Council

June 2017

July 2017

August 2017

September 2017

Library Staff

Karen Mier, Library Director (extension 23) - Please contact Karen with any general questions about the library, its operation, services, or programs.

Barb Miller, Assistant Director (extension 20) - Contact Barb to schedule the auditorium or other space in the library.

Kirsten Wood, Youth Services Librarian (extension 21) - Contact Kirsten with any questions regarding children's services or programs.

Stacey Ewing, Library Supervisor (circulation, extension 24) - Contact circulation with any questions about checking items out, renewing your materials, interlibrary loan, volunteering, and community service.

Plattsmouth Public Library Board

The Plattsmouth Public Library Board is an advisory board. They meet on the last Wednesday of the month except in July and December. Current members are:

  • Marilyn Rishel
  • Andrea Harkness
  • John Hurst
  • Janice Carnes
  • Angela Mueller

Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation

The Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 that raises funds and accepts monetary donations for library projects. The Foundation was created in 1992 as a repository for donations, memorials, bequests, and endowments to benefit the library. Past purchases have included a book drop, large print books, children's music, lighting for stage productions, the awning over the rear entrance to the library, and computers.

The Foundation depends on bequests and gifts from the public to continue its support of library needs. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and welcome. If you are at the stage of life when you are considering estate planning, please remember your library. In difficult economic times, private funds are especially necessary to assist tax-supported entities like the library. If you have any questions, please contact the library director or a member of the Foundation Board of Directors:

  • Pat Meisinger, President
  • Jean Howland, Vice President
  • Sandra Allgeier, Secretary
  • Arline Anderson, Treasurer
  • Cheryl Grimshaw, member

Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library

The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds used for the benefit of the library. Each year, they sponsor the summer reading program, support the library's annual holiday celebration, provide free books to children for Trick or Treat on Main and the summer reading program, host semi-annual book sales, and support other library projects. They meet in the library on the fourth Monday of each month. If you're interested in joining the Friends, contact Diane Berlett at 402-298-8484. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Volunteering at your library

The library staff is looking for volunteers to assist with projects. Please consider donating an hour or two a month at your library. Please call Kirsten (in the children's department) or Evis at 402-296-4154 for more information.

Plattsmouth Book Club

The Plattsmouth Book Club meets the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 am in the library. For more information, go to www.plattsmouthbookclub.org.

 

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