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


Events Calendar

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Fantastic Future Me Exhibit

Fantastic Future MeThe Fantastic Future Me Tour sponsored by NEST, Nebraska's 529 College Saving Plans, will be featured at the library starting September 2 through the end of December 2014.


The Fantastic Future Me Tour features an interactive exhibit where children envision themselves in future roles by creating personalized, one-of-a-kind avatars.


As a part of the Fantastic Future Me Tour, NEST is offering incentives for families to begin saving for college. New accounts using a specific promo code will receive a $25 bonus into their account and be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 NEST 529 Scholarship. Contact the library 402-873-5609 for more details.


Exhibit Kickoff Event

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Morton-James Public Library

Elementary Career Fair

Meet Professionals From the Community

View Vehicles Used by Community Workers

Activities, Crafts and Prizes!

Free - Hot Dogs, Cookies, and Cotton Candy!

Fun for the Whole Family!

September Artist of the Month

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Patricia Scarborough - Landscape Artist

“Figuring out the world one brushstroke at a time”


Kimmel Gallery

Morton-James Public Library


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


Nebraska native Patricia Scarborough has focused on painting landscapes of the Midwest since her graduation from Kearney State College with a degree in Fine Art.  She has studied with nationally respected artists Doug Dawson, Hal Holoun, Kim Casebeer and Larry Blovits.


Scarborough paints full time in her home studio and regularly exhibits at Lux Center for the Arts and the Burkholder Project, both in Lincoln, NE., as well as the gift shop at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, NE.


Patricia has had one-person shows at Norfolk Center for the Arts, Stuhr Museum, The Burkholder Project, Graham Gallery and the Minden, Ne. Opera House, as well as inclusion in group exhibits across Nebraska. Her pastel painting “Photo Op” is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. In addition to painting, she teaches oil and pastel painting, and was Artist in Residence at Fillmore Central Elementary School in Geneva for 3 years.

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Week 22 Winner - Wyatt Hauptman

"Libraries because they have alot of books."

Week 23 Winner - Yulissa Sanchez

"I geek Mexico!"



Kurt Newman

Kurt Newman Author

Book Signing

Saturday, September 20, 2014

10:00 a.m. to noon

Main Lobby - South Entrance


Come out and support a local author from Brock, NE. Kurt is a young adult writer with a penchant for the fantastic! Copies of the first two books in the "Destinies of Heroes"series will be available for purchase.


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Library Sponsor

Be a Morton-James Public Library Sponsor.

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

Library Sponsor Form

Writer's Round Table

writerEvery 1st and 3rd Saturday
9:30 a.m.
Kimmel Gallery
Morton-James Public Library
We're a club that specializes in writing, publishing, banning cliches, critiquing mass-market produce, and looking for bargains at bookstores. You need not be an author to join. We just need some influential voices and opinionated commentators. Otherwise, bring your writing, your art, and your photography. Comedians welcome. No literary snobs, please.


Visit the Writer's Round Table Facebook page.


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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 - 

Used Book Store


Morton-James Public Library Used Book Store

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


Open every day during regular library hours.


Located on the lower level.  Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!

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