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Library Announces Bookmark Contest

Calling kids ages 5-18…we are having our annual bookmark contest. This year’s theme is “A Dragon’s Tale”.

The 2020 bookmark contest rules:

  • One (1) theme related entry per person.
  • The Library is closed but the form is available HERE
  • Bookmark entries should be outlined in black ink and must be 2 1/8″ (2.125″) wide by 8″ tall as outlined on the form.
  • All entries MUST include name, age, and phone number on the entry form
  • All Entries should be postmarked by April 6, 2020 and mailed to:
    • North Platte Public Library
      Attn: Bookmark Contest
      120 W 4th ST
      North Platte NE 69101
    • Entries can also be emailed to: library@ci.north-platte.ne.us and must be received by April 7, 2020.
  • Bookmarks will be printed and displayed during National Library Week (April 19-25, 2020) and throughout the summer upon the Library re-opening from this current crisis.
  • There will be one (1) winner per each age group (5-7, 8-11, 12-14, and 15-18) as decided by the Library’s Bookmark Committee
  • Only first names and age of the entry will be included with printed and displayed bookmarks.

If you have questions, call the library at 308-535-8036 x3301.

Press Release: North Platte Public Library

PRESS RELEASE
Cecelia Lawrence, Library Director
North Platte Public Library
120 W 4th St
North Platte NE 69101
308-535-8036 X3321
LawrenceCC@ci.north-platte.ne.us

Effective Date/Time: March 16, 2020 3:00 PM

With the recent global pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization and the President of the United States involving COVID-19, the North Platte Public Library intends to take realistic, responsible steps to ensure our continued ability to provide library service for the City of North Platte and Lincoln County. Public safety and the safety of our staff are our number one priority. At the direction of Library Director, Cecelia Lawrence, the following steps are to be implemented immediately to protect our workforce and the public, while ensuring continuity of operations during this impending crisis.

1. All public meeting room use is suspended until further notice. Meeting Room Reservations will not be taken for meeting rooms until after April 20, 2020.
2. All Library programming is suspended and will resume when deemed appropriate.
3. The Technology Learning Resource Center (computer center) will be closed at 3PM today (March 16, 2020) and resume hours when deemed appropriate.
4. The Creation Station Makerspace lab will be closed and will resume hours when deemed appropriate.
5. Stay home if you are sick. Practice regular hand washing and cleaning. Do not touch your face.

The North Platte Public Library will remain open to serve the needs of the public to the best of our ability and we will continue our online presence, including the online catalog and online databases, as well as access to Overdrive and RBdigital for eBooks and downloadable audio books.
Free wifi is accessible for those bringing in their own devices. We are monitoring this crisis closely and look forward to restoring normal operations.

PDF Announcement

Starting Seeds Topic of Noon Program

“Starting Seeds Indoors”

Presented by Liz Kurz

Friday, February 7, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm
North Platte Public Library

Seed catalogs are arriving in our mail and it is time to start ordering seeds if you want to grow certain plants like heirloom tomatoes.  Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season.  Come to the program to learn some tips, including when to start seeds, which seeds to start indoors, and how to do it properly.  Liz, who works here at the library, presented an excellent program last year on square-foot gardening.  She will include plenty of time for your questions.  Please call 535-8036, Ext. 3320 to reserve a seat.  We will have the coffee pot on.

Try our new calendar system and reserve your seat online. Click the event date / title matching this program and register at the bottom of the event page.