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Nebraska Early Learning Library

About the Library

The Nebraska Early Learning Library houses thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, scientific journals, assessments, and curriculum materials that address subjects such as early childhood care and education, child development, parents and families, children with special needs, arts and curriculum support and more. The library is open to the public, including child care providers, early childhood educators, child care directors, elementary school teachers, trainers, parents, early childhood administrators, early childhood experts, and anyone else who impacts the lives of children and their families.

Resources & Services

  • Assessment materials for child care home and center providers as well as assessments for individual children
  • Hundreds of activity and curriculum books
  • Materials for independent study — a great way to earn pre-service and in-service hours at no cost!
  • Free shipping and return of books and other materials
  • A Technology and Research Center with computers available for research, help with NECPRS, etc.
  • A dedicated family and community engagement resource section — Coming soon!

How to Use the Library

The Nebraska Early Learning Library offers access to its resources both in person and online. Visitors have the option to check out up to three items for a period of three weeks.

Instructions for Requesting Materials Online

  1. First time users should complete the library patron account set-up form
  2. Once your patron account is set up, browse the online catalogue
  3. To request an item, simply click on the “Request Hold” button. If you require shipping of your requested item, please indicate so by typing “ship to” and providing the desired mailing address in the “Comments” field of the Hold Request Form.

Help Us Spread the Word

Want to help us spread the word about the amazing early childhood resources available from the Nebraska Early Learning Library? Hang our informational flyer in your program to let staff know all about it!

Download the flyer in English or Spanish.

We Want to Hear from You!

Your input matters! Help shape our library’s collection by sharing your suggestions and feedback. Whether it’s a book you’re passionate about or an idea for enhancing your library experience, we’re eager to hear from you. Complete this form to suggest a resource or offer your feedback.

Resource Suggestion & Feedback Form

LIBRARY INFO

Physical Location

6949 S. 110th St.
La Vista, NE 68128
2nd Floor

Online Catalogue

PC Website
Phone/Tablet Website

Hours

The library is open Monday-Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT
The library is closed on all State and Federal holidays.

Contact

Nebraska Early Learning Library
402-557-6885
angela.b.thelen@nebraska.gov

 

Early Childhood Training Center
402-557-6880
NDE.ECTC@nebraska.gov

Updated May 28, 2024 11:02am