Questions, Comments, or Corrections? Let us know!

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.

Services & Resources

  • 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.

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.

For online users, the library has an online catalogue where items can be searched for and checked out. 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. Please contact us for assistance.

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.

Library Resource Suggestions

We value your input and suggestions for expanding our library collection. Please complete the form below if there’s a specific book or other material you think would be a great addition to our library.

Resource Suggestion 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 February 22, 2024 4:24pm