Getting Started

How to Get Started/ Eligibility

Any public library in the state of Nebraska is eligible for the program. Interested library directors can fill out the Contact Form or call Amanda Sweet at (402) 471-3106.

It is FREE to join the Nebraska Libraries on the Web project. All we ask for is your time to update the website and blog postings.

If you’re running low on time, we can set you up with with a quick site and show you how to customize just the essentials. There is plenty of flexibility for those who want to get creative with their site as well!

Getting Acquainted with Your Website

After we determine you are eligible for the program, you will be set up with a free WordPress website. It will start out as a generic template that can be customized in any way you like. Over the phone or online training is available for any staff or volunteers working on the website.

What Can We Put on Our Library’s Website?

WordPress uses pre-built themes that can be changed or customized. The content and images are up to you!  We can help if you need ideas. Here are some popular items many libraries put on their site:

  • Hours and Location
  • Contact Information
  • Online Catalog
  • Featured/ New Books
  • Library Services
  • Nebraska Resource Links
  • Policy Information
  • Events Calendar
  • Library Blog!
  • Local Community Resources
  • Consult Your Imagination

What Should I Do After the Site is Up?

We ask that you update at least the blog postings once a week to keep the site active. If possible, please keep page content fresh with current events and featured items.

Get creative with your website!