Library

The Gothenburg Public Library is a Carnegie Library. It was built in 1916 and is recognized in the National Register of Historical Buildings. The Library recently constructed a 1.5-million dollar addition including a technology room with Internet access. This addition was fully paid for by the Gothenburg Library Foundation. The Library contains over 31,000 books and other items and has an average annual circulation of over 50,000. The library also has a collection of large print books. Many audiovisual machines are available. The library houses a collection of the old newspapers from Gothenburg Times and Gothenburg Independent, which can be viewed on the microfilm reader/printer.  Library activities include a preschool story hour during the winter months and a summer reading program for school-age children. The hospital, nursing home, and shut-ins are serviced from the library. 

Staff

Phone:  308-537-2591

Board

  • Khristine Jinks
  • Sue Ostergard
  • Angie Richeson
  • Lynnette Stevens
  • Charity Wyatt

Mission Statement

The Gothenburg Public Library believes it is essential to provide free and equal access to services and resources to meet the informational, recreational, educational and technological needs of the community.  The library will serve as a center for learning and enrichment for all residents of all ages on an equal basis.  The library's collections will offer access to a variety of points of view on various issues.  

Library Hours

Winter Hours  
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
   
Summer Hours  
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

 Equipment & Services

Laminating    50 Cents per foot
Faxes    $1.00 First Page 25 Cents each additional page
Copies    10 Cents / Color Extra
Community Room    $10 Non-Profit
   $20 Individuals & Business
Internet - 7th Grade & Up with parental approval    Free Access  - 10 Cents Printouts
E-Books Available!
   

More internet sites to check out!

Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the 1970's.  Includes historical newspapers, books, and documents.

   

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers, including Grand Island Independent, Kearney Hub, and Omaha World Herald.  Includes historical newspapers, books, and documents. 

  

NebraskAccess offers free 24/7 access to websites selected by librarians, full-text government publications and Nebraska historical resources. Nebraska residents are also provided with free online access to thousands of full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, biographical and business information, genealogical resources, and more.

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Children's Programs

 

Story Hour

Preschoolers 3 - 5

October - December     February - March

1 hour class each Thursday 

$2 Fee

 

Reading Club

Kindergarten - 6th Grade

June 7 - July 19

9:30 - 11:00 or 1:30 - 3:00 Each Thursday 

Choose morning or afternoon session

 

Golden Sower Reading Program

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

4th - 6th Grade 

7th - 9th Grade

Read 4 of 10 selected books and

Vote for your favorite author each year.

 



City of Gothenburg
409 9th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Phone: (308) 537-3677

Police
405 9th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Emergency E-9-1-1
Business (308) 537-3608
Code Red


Utilities
409 9th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Phone: (308) 537-3668
After Hours: (308) 537-3608
(North Platte Dispatch)

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