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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.

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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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Mission Statement:
To serve the ever-changing needs of the Ravenna community and surrounding area through services, technology, materials, and programming.

Services Provided:
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.

  • Online Catalog
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Overdrive and Libby Access (eBooks and audiobooks)
  • DVDs
  • Audio Books on CD
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gaming Computers (7)
  • Desktop Computers (4)
  • Laptop Computers (2)
  • AWE Learning Computer (1)
  • Print and copy (25 cents B&W, 50 cents color per page)
  • Fax ($1 first page, 25 cents per additional page)
  • Laminating (25 to 75 cents per page, size dependent)
  • Scanning
  • Genealogy Room
  • The Ravenna News on microfilm from 1888-2009

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
Appointments and walk-ins are both welcome, with priority given to appointments. Call the library at (308) 452-4213 for more information on availability of materials and machines.

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 
  • Bookmobile

Library Hours 
  • Sunday: Closed 
  • Monday: 9am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-5:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-5:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am-12pm

Library Staff 
Joy-Kyhn       Director:
Joy Kyhn (NLC Certified Public Librarian Level II) 

Brenda-Spaulding - Copy        Assistant Director: Brenda Spalding (NLC Certified Public Librarian Level I)

Contact Information
324 Milan Avenue 
Ravenna, NE 68869 
Phone: (308) 452-4213
Fax: (308) 452-4210
Ravenna Public Library Website