Shelby Community Library


Written By: Laura Alt


The Shelby Library Foundation

The Shelby Community Library is a wonderful resource and a community treasure. Combining the school and public library 10 Years ago, has created a great educational collaboration between the school and the surrounding area.

The library board is working hard to fulfill its mission statement. The mission of the Shelby Community Library is to collect, preserve, and make available materials in print and electronic form to serve the recreational, informational, and educational needs for the overall betterment of our community. The Shelby Community Library is committed to promoting the use of these resources and to respond to community needs through its services and programs.

The digitization project has placed all the previous Shelby and other Polk County newspapers on a searchable website along with county centennial/history books.   The website address is This project will allow you to look up people or articles from the first newspaper in the late 1800’s to 2014.

We continue to be a gold level accredited library by the Nebraska Library Commission which demonstrates our commitment to serving the unique needs of our community as accreditation is a measure of the quality of services the library offers to its community.

We are so thankful for the many donations that have been given in the past which have helped move our library forward. We are hoping that you will continue to help us make our library one of the best small-town libraries in the state of Nebraska.

At this time of the year you may be thinking of making a tax-deductible donation, such as, gifting grain or giving a monetary contribution. We appreciate your consideration of a gift, large or small.


The Shelby Community Library Board

Please fill out the form below and make your donation payable to:

Shelby Library Foundation
P.O. Box 146, Shelby, NE 68662
.  Thank you very much.

501(c)(3)Foundation. Contact your tax consultant concerning your tax-deductible donation.

Donor Name: ____________________________________________

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