Ravenna Public Library
A century after the Ravenna Public Library began serving patrons in 1918, a new public library building was dedicated for public use on August 1, 2018. The Ravenna Public Library houses a 13,000 volume collection and offers patrons access to thousands of movies, audio books, eBooks, and magazines. Thanks to a dedicated staff and library board, the library boasts a large variety of programming, events, and services for civic enjoyment and advancement. From infancy to seniors, the library provides something for everyone.
In 2021, the Ravenna Public Library received a 3 Star rating from the Library Journal, one of fifteen libraries in the state of Nebraska to receive a star rating from the journal. In addition to this award, Prairie Hills Wireless provides the library with terrestrial fixed wireless offering 300 mbps connection for patrons and members of the public. Another new service for the library is the recent addition of an AWE Learning Computer, which enables children ages 0-8 to access educational content without accessing the internet.
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To serve the ever-changing needs of the Ravenna community and surrounding area through services, technology, materials, and programming.
Library cards are free to all residents within Ravenna city limits and students enrolled at Ravenna Public Schools. For nonresidents, library cards are $5 per year.
The library hosts a community makerspace, where patrons and community members can create a variety of items. Material costs may be the responsibility of the maker. The makerspace features the following items:
|Fellows Venus 2 125 Laminator||Cricut Expression||Accuquilt Cutter|
|Serger Sewing Machine||Sewing Machine||Epilog Laser|
|Vinyl Cutter||Heat Press||Snap-On Tools|
Recurring Library Events and Programs
- After-school Bus Drop Off (M-F)
- Lego Club (Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm)
- Game Day (Wednesday 3:45-4:45pm)
- Create It! (Thursday 3:45-4:45pm)
- Story Time (Friday 10:00-10:45am)
- Community Garden (Seasonal)
- Monthly Family Movie Nights
- Monthly Teen Nights
- Senior Movie Matinee (Thursday 1:00pm)
- Twice Monthly Adult Pinterest Nights (October-May)
- Children's Library with Creative Play (Ages 0-8)
- Backpack Adventures
- Book Buddies
- S.T.E.A.M discovery cupboard (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics)
- Teen and Tween Areas (Ages 8+)
- All J Fiction books brightly labeled with the AR level and points
- Sunday: Closed
- Monday: 9am-8:00pm
- Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-5:30pm
- Friday: 9am-5:30pm
- Saturday: 9am-12pm
Director: Joy Kyhn (NLC Certified Public Librarian Level II)
Assistant Director: Brenda Spalding (NLC Certified Public Librarian Level I)
324 Milan Avenue
Ravenna, NE 68869
Phone: (308) 452-4213
Fax: (308) 452-4210
Ravenna Public Library Website