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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October Artist of the Month

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Missi Paul

Transparent Watercolor Artist

Kimmel Gallery

Morton-James Public Library


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


Artist’s statement:

In choosing images, I have to consider the technical part of actually painting them in the media of unforgiving transparent watercolor. Transparent watercolor is totally non-opaque and allows the white of the underlying paper to glow through the paint, making a stimulating luminosity of the colors painted on the canvas.


The paintings I have in this show are, as I sense it, the most inner workings of what is all around me. Close focus, color, abstract shapes, introspection and graphic impact are what compels me to paint a subject with sharp form and bright light waves.  My viewers should be barraged with information which highlights that double whammy of light/dark and the intensely colorful and often what is overlooked within our everyday world.” Missi Paul Lincoln, Nebraska


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.

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Week 28 Winner - Shelley Ramage

"My grandmother took me to the library weekly for years. I know it made a difference in my love for learning, educational opportunities, and military career. I taught myself to knit as a child from reading the encyclopedia. Library = Rich life!"


Week 29 Winner - Brett Roumpf

"Give us books to read I tell good stories"


Halloween at the Library

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Friday, October 31, 2014

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kimmel Gallery

Morton-James Public Library


Join us for games, crafts, face painting, and treats!

Dress up in costume or come as you are!

Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.


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.

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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