Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Program 2020

Summer Reading will be a little different this year. We are unable to have it in the library due to COVID. We will be hosting it via zoom or facebook live will work these details out this week.

You can pick up each Monday or Tuesday your craft and activity for the week at the library. Checkout new books and fill in reading chart. Then on Wednesday afternoon we will go live and you can follow along with us or work at own pace.

To partcipate in Summer Reading please email If you have any question please let us know. Stay Safe and Stay Strong.

Valparaiso Public Library Closed

You can drop off books in the drop box outside of the library. Fines are foregiven.

If you need or would like to check out more books you can contact the library during normal business hours via phone: 402-784-6141 or email We can arrange a pick up time of you. If you are unsure of a book you want call the library and we can help you out.

If you have any questions or need something outside of normal business hours please contact Lori via text or phone 402-499-9602.

Just because we closed does not mean we don’t want you to read. We are here for you. We will do our best to accomodate us.

Please Stay safe and keep supporting your local library.

Valparaiso Public Library Update

Even though the library is open, eligible patrons can call the Library at 402-784-6141 or email at and request items (max. 5 at a time) and schedule a pick-up time. No computer use at this time.

Our drop box is always available for returns!

FREE 24/7 WIFI is still available outside the library building.

Our Nebraska Overdrive Digital Library is available 24/7. We’ve got digital audiobooks and ebooks you can check out with your library card. Read or listen on your device!

Stay safe

Lori Springer


 Valparaiso Public Library



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