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Library News

Voters approved the temporary half-cent sales tax increase to fund the library renovation and expansion. 

  • Planning for the project will begin right away.  After final building plans are approved and the project is bid, it is anticipated that construction will begin in early 2016.

  • The library will remain open as much as possible during the construction process.  The new addition will be added first and library services will be moved into the new addition while the existing facility is renovated.  When that work is completed, the full facility will be opened for the public.

  • The collection of the additional half-cent of sales tax will begin in April 2015.

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Programs This Week: December 15 - 20

Wednesday at 10am - Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Group - This month's selection is The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. 

Wednesday at 2:30 - Movies @ the Library - Join us this week for the musical "Jersey Boys" starring John Lloyd Young and Erich Bergen. (R)


Wednesday and Saturday at 10am - Lapsit - for babies up through age 2 and their caregiver- A perfect introduction to the library for your little one, join us for songs, stories and get to know others with young children.

Thursday at 1:30 and Saturday at 10:30  - Storytime - for ages 3 - 8 - A fun combination of literature experiences—books, songs, Spanish language experiences, storytelling, finger plays, poems, puppets & MORE!  Parents encouraged to attend with their child.

Thursday at 6:30 - Reader's Theater Public Performance - Join us to watch this talented group of young people perform some holiday stories.  All ages welcome.


Thursday at 6:30 - 20's & 30's Book Club - This month's book is How to Rob an Armored Car by Iain Levison. 





Did You Know?

The library has free WiFi so you can bring your own laptop, smartphone or tablet and stay connected.

We have over 75,000 books, 5700 CDs & Audiobooks, 2800 DVDs, and 230 video games you can check out.

We have over 55,000 ebooks you can read online or download through Ebsco Ebooks and OverDrive.

Last year, there were over 148,000 visits to the library.  That means that an average of 47 people visit the library each hour that we're open.




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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Norfolk Public Library
308 W. Prospect Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Phone: 402-844-2100

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