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Bibliomaniac Extraordinaire!

Come to the library at 12:00 PM on Thursday August 2nd to hear Jim McKee talk about “The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick”.  McKee leads the audience step by step into the true story of Mr. Fitzpatrick, a long time resident of Bethany, Nebraska.  This college professor began with a solid collection of rare […]

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June 2012 Cemetery Tour: Pioneer Stories of the Famous & the Forgotten

Advanced tickets are now on sale at the library for the North Platte Library Foundation’s June Cemetery Tour.  Learn the stories of early pioneers who settled in this area through the unique living history presentations of the cemetery tour. The June 15th Friday 4:00 to 8:00 PM tour takes place in the North Platte Cemetery […]

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A Day in the Life of Nebraska Libraries!!!

The North Platte Public Library was one of thirteen Nebraska Libraries to participate in the Nebraska Library Association’s invitation to share “A Day in the Life of Nebraska Libraries.” During this event we are proud to let you know that the participating libraries served over 23,000 people, checked out over 48,000 items and answered more than […]

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What Happened to the Planter?

The money raised from Friends of the Library (FOL) memberships, as well as the Book Sale, all go toward making improvements to the North Platte Public Library.  Over the years, the FOL organization has funded the library’s interior repainting; re-carpeting of the children’s room; comfortable seating and other furniture; purchased a Geochron (a world timepiece); […]

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Reflecting on 100 Years of Library Service

If you use the library at all, you know a lot has changed in 25 years, let alone 100 years. But what has really changed? Every now and then I like to reflect on what a public library means to a community and how much has changed in “library land”. Before 1912, the people of […]

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