Welcome to the
John A. Stahl Library
No. Colfax, West Point, NE 68788 402-372-3831
The adult book
discussion group meets in the library's meeting room every second Monday of the
month at 7:00 PM. This is an informal discussion group and the public is
invited to attend, copies of the book are available at the library. Title
of the book for discussion will be listed on the library calendar. The
group does not meet during the months of December and August.
Dorothy Lueders Siebrandt
Thanks to a very
generous private donation, the library has an eleven unit computer lab. This
lab was donated to honor and recognize Dorothy Lueders Siebrandt. All
computers are networked to laser printer and are connected to fast cable
internet service. One computer is wheel chair accessible and features a
larger monitor. Users are required to fill out a form and agree to a short
list of policies to register for using the computer lab. Besides accessing
the internet, the computers are loaded with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Power
Point, Microsoft Excel and the new Encyclopedia Encarta. Periodically,
basic computer and basic internet classes are offered to users unfamiliar with
Interlibrary loan or
ILL allows patrons to borrow materials that belong to other libraries across the
United States. The charge for borrowing is minimal--one dollar to search
for the title and postage one way--fees usually total $2.50 to $3.00. Due
dates are usually a month but will vary between libraries. When renewing
materials please contact the library several days prior to due date.
magazines, vertical fines may be borrowed for a 2 week period. Musical
CD's and vidoes may be borrowed for a one week period. Fines are 5 cents a
day for all overdue material. Materials that are not on hold my be
renewed. Renewals will be taken over the phone as well as by stopping in
A laminating machine
is available at the library. The cost is one dollar a running foot.
Materials up to 23 inches wide will fit through the machine.
are free. A United States picture id is required for adults when the
card application is completed. Minors need a parent's or guardian's
signature on their application
Please notify the library staff with
a change in name, address or telephone. Most library cards are valid for
Please see Library FAQ for more
questions about loan periods, renewals, fines and lost materials or call the
library at 402-372-3831
section include hard cover fiction and nonfiction books as well as a paperback
collection. There are book-cassette kits and videos. The reference
section includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, biographical materials
and other helpful children's literature resources. The children's section
provides 3 computers with numerous educational software for children.
The adult collection includes a wide variety of
educational and recreational materials both in print and in various media
formats. Newspapers include: "West Point News", "Wisner News Chronicle",
"Fremont Tribune", "Norfolk Daily News",
Street Journal", "Omaha World Herald", "Lincoln Journal Star" and "USA Today".
There are a wide variety of news and general
The libraries offers spoken audio cassettes
(books on tape), videos, music on compact discs, computer information sources,
microfilm and online databases.
Microfilm and Microfiche
The library has
several microfilm readers. The newest reader is a state of the art digital
reader and is equipped with a laser printer. Copies from this new machine
are 25 cents per page. Copies made from the older printer are 10 cents a
"Overdrive" Downloadable Books
Download best selling
digital audio titles 24/7 to your PC at home, in the office or from anywhere in
the world & transfer audio books to your MP3 or burn some titles to CD for
listening on the go. Get details from Library staff.
photocopier is available for public use. The cost is 10 cents a page.
Preschool Story Times
Preschool story times
are held on Tuesday mornings. They begin at 10 AM and run until 10:30.
Children ages 3 and older are invited to join in the educational fun.
Story time themes are shown on the library calendar.
Public Access Computers
The library has
computers available for public use. Computers feature a wide range of
software as well as the library's online catalog, the Internet, a word processor
and spreadsheet. There is no charge to use the computers. Printing
is available at 10 cents a page. Patrons must sign up at the front desk
for a time on the computers. Minors must have a parent or guardian signed
permission sheet before they will be allowed to access the Internet. A
thirty minute time limit will only be enforced when other patrons are waiting to
use the computers.
A hold may be placed
to reserve a particular title that is checked out of the library. Patrons
will be notified by telephone when the reserved material becomes available.
Upon notification, patrons will have 3 days to pick up reserved title. If
remained unclaimed after three days, the title will return to general
circulation. Library staff will check library shelves for material
requested by phone and will set materials aside for pick up at the circulation
Summer Reading Program
Each summer the library sponsors a summer reading
program for grade school aged children. Sign up is generally the first
week in June and all readers enrolling will receive a book bag complete with
details for the reading program. Readers meeting minimum details will
qualify for parties and prizes.
Summer Story Time for
Grade School Aged Children
Each summer the
library holds story hour for the grade school aged children. Sessions are held in the library on Wednesday
afternoons during June and July, starting at 2 and running until 2:45.