Plainview Public Library

209 N Pine St., Plainview, NE

About Us

Written By: Donna Christiansen

In 1916 a Carnegie grant of  $6000 was received & the townspeople raised $2000 more to purchase 3 lots from Mr. Buckingham, where the present Carnegie Library brick building was built at 102 S Main.  The Carnegie Library was dedicated on April 5, 1917.

On Monday, August 10th, 2015 a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new 7,000 square foot library at 209 N Pine St. where the old Roller Rink used to be. On Saturday, June 4th, 2016 we had our Grand Opening of the library.

Today our library contains over 15,000 volumes of books, over 1,100 audiobooks, over 200 movies on DVD, over 20 magazines, multiple newspapers, 15 computers, laminator, cricut machine and a fax & copy machine.  Activities include story time, summer reading program, gaming days and speakers.

The mission of the Plainview Public Library is to provide access to informational, educational, cultural, and recreational library materials and services in a variety of formats and technologies; to be responsive to the public library need of the community; and to uphold the public’s freedom of access to information. 

Our goal is to serve all residents of Plainview and the surrounding community for their reading and technology center as well as a meeting place for special events.  The Plainview Library is an active institution that provides not only reading material, but accurate material.

Some of the many services we provide are computer classes, interlibrary loan, faxing, children’s story time, summer reading program, DVD’s, books on CD’s, Nebraska OverDrive and a scanner/copier.

Our board meets with the staff on the first Monday of each month to discuss library issues and needs.  We now have a Library Foundation and are in the process of planning a new library.

 Another goal is to serve all residents of Plainview and the surrounding community as a library as well as a meeting place.  The Plainview Library is an active institution which provides all kinds of materials that are accurate and current.  To provide access to resources beyond our own facility, such as interloan library, local, state, and regional level, and Nebraska online.  To provide a competent, helpful, and pleasant Library staff.  To provide both special and cultural programs to enrich the community and therefore encourage use of the library.  Also provide computers and wifi Internet as well as an automated circulation system for our patrons.