Library Hours

Mon: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed


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Kimmel Gallery Exhibit

MONAMONA (Museum of Nebraska Art)

Custom ARTreach Exhibition


Every Hero Has a Story


Now through July 14 - Kimmel Gallery


Open to the public during regular library hours.



The Museum of Nebraska Art has created a custom ARTreach Exhibition to reflect the summer program theme Every Hero Has a Story.  Who represents a hero to you?  Is it an astronaut, a politician, a soldier, a farmer, a mother?  Come in and view the exhibit, read the stories to go with the artwork, and decide if your hero is represented.


MONA has grown into an important regional center for cultural activity revolving around the extensive and varied permanent collection, which is comprised of over 5,000 artworks. The Museum now addresses its mission of not only collecting and preserving art, but enhancing the quality of life by providing expanded scholarly, educational, and outreach programming.


The Museum’s outreach program called ARTreach makes touring exhibitions of original works from the Museum’s permanent collection available to exhibition venues throughout the state of Nebraska. 

Reading PUPS Program

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Thursday, July 9 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Children’s Library

Morton-James Public Library


Morton-James Public Library is partnering with the Domesti-PUPS ReadingPUPS Program. This program is provided to elementary age

school students in 1st through 3rd grade to improve their reading skills

using a ReadingPUPS certified therapy team as literacy mentors.


The ReadingPUPS program utilizes registered therapy dogs, which have been trained and tested for health, safety skills and temperament.  These special dogs volunteer with their owners as Pet Therapy Teams, offering children an irresistible opportunity to improve their reading in a setting, which has proven not only effective but also fun. And fun is a powerful, motivating force for learning that we grown-ups often overlook.


Registration is required. Parental permission slips must be filled out before your child may participate in the program. For additional information please contact the Morton-James Public Library 402-873-5609.


Bookstore Dime Days!



If the bookstore

item has



on the cover,

it's only a dime!


Library Sponsor

Be a Morton-James Public Library Sponsor.

Fill out the form and return to the library with your donation.

Library Sponsor Form

Watt Detectors

Watt DetectorEver wondered how much energy your appliances use?Find out by checking out an OPPD Watt Detector Kit from any participating local library.


Watt Detectors calculate how much money or energy is being spent on an hourly, daily, monthly or yearly basis. Knowing this detailed information can help you make effective changes that lower the amount of electricity you use.


For a list of participating libraries and more program information, visit or contact the OPPD Energy Advisor at 402-636-3850.

eReaders for Check Out



Library members 18 years of age or older may check out a NOOK Simple Touch, a NOOK Color, a NOOK Tablet or a Kindle Touch 3G. Each eReader has downloaded books, games and apps, if applicable.


Library members can experience the different features of the different devices.


  • Devices are checked out for 2 weeks, no renewal.
  • Late fee is $2.00 per day.


For additional details contact a librarian 402-873-5609.

GPS Units Available

Would you like to try geocaching?  The library has 6 GPS units available for garmin_etrex_h.jpgcheckout.


Required For Checkout:

  • A Valid Library Card In Good Standing or A Valid Driver's License
  • $10.00 Deposit Per Unit
  • Signed Statement of Responsibility


Checkout Policy:

  • Checkout Period of 3 Days - NO Renewal
  • Overdue Fines of $1.00 Per Day


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