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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
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Kimmel Gallery Exhibit

less traveled road pic

Photography Exhibit 

“Less Traveled Roads” 

by Al Guenther


May 11 through June 4, 2015

Kimmel Gallery 

Morton-James Public Library


The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.


Al Guenther, along with his wife and family, currently lives in retirement on the small centurion family ranch raising all natural cattle and hay.


A retired Nebraska school teacher, Al often challenged his students concerning their perspective of Nebraska and to them what Nebraska represented.  To his dismay, many supported the often stated perspective that Nebraska was a fly over state. 


Al, on the other hand holds an entirely different perspective.  He believes Nebraska is a beautiful state.  He is especially partial to rural Nebraska, its small communities, its small sustainable family farms, its wildlife, its history and most importantly the pursuit of public policy to enhance that beauty and its people who choose to live there.  To that end, Al often invited his students to get off interstate 80 and travel the “less travelled roads” of Nebraska and introduce themselves to a beauty never imagined.


The exhibit “Less Traveled Roads” is a combination of pictures and stories of Nebraska rural roads.

Library Newsletter

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2015 Summer Programs

Color Summer Hero

Children's Library


Preschool Summer Story Time


Every Hero Has a Story - Summer Programs


Tuesday Afternoon Summer Programs


Used Book Store

 Used Book Store

Located on the lower level of the library. 

Open every day during regular library hours.


dvd - $2.00

music cd - $.50

audiobook cd - $2.00

children's hardcover - $1.00

children's paperback - $.25

paperback - $.50 or 3/$1.00

hardcover & tradeback - $1.00


Inventory changes weekly!

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


For more general information on geocaching visit - 

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