Library Hours:

Monday – 9am -5pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 9am – 8pm
Thursday – 12pm – 8pm
Friday – 9am – 5 pm
Saturday – 9am – 12pm
Sunday – Closed

Phone Number:



480 5th Street Syracuse, NE 68446

The opportunities are endless at the Syracuse Public Library!   Read a book, work on the computer, or enjoy coffee by the fireplace. The Syracuse Public Library offers free use of all books, audiobooks, DVDs, and computer usage. We have something for everyone: small and large print books, audiobooks, DVDs, and young adult, teen, and children’s books. We also have classes and in-library projects available throughout the year. See our Facebook page or stop in to see us for more details.

Our updated children’s area now includes STEM, arts and crafts, board games, and many more things to enjoy with friends and family.


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Having a meeting or event?  The Syracuse Public Library has a meeting room that will accommodate 72 people.  A projector and kitchen are also available for use.


Thinking of booking the meeting room?

Give us a call at 402-269-2336 or email

Library Funding and Support

How can you help? Donate. Here’s how:

Syracuse Public Library-

Money donated to the library directly goes directly to the use of Director for programming, Storytime activities, memorials, after-school programming, book clubs, and many more opportunities, as set by the Director.

To Donate to the library directly make checks payable to the “Syracuse Public Library” and bring them directly to the library or city hall.


Syracuse Friends of the Library-

This group consists of community members who believe that a good library is essential to the economic well-being of our community. They help promote and publicize library services, activities, and Children’s reading programs, and offer special guest speakers to the adult community at low or no cost to community members. Contact Amanda Stubbendick to learn how you can help.


The Library Foundation Board

Provides upkeep of the library and supports our summer blast reading programming. They also provide scholarships and project help though out the community. The Syracuse Library Foundation continues to accept donations for those items and projects that are not a part of the City’s library budget.

For more information about the foundation, go to This site is sponsored by the Syracuse Library Foundation.

Library Board

The library board of trustees meets on the first Monday of a chosen month. 

Members of the board: President: Carol Graham, Secretary: Jacque Wallmann, Hilarie Seelhoff, Lacy Johnson, and Kristi Fletcher

Programs Offered

Pre-School Storytime:

This program is for children 3-5 years of age. We will read stories, learn music, and do crafts.

We will meet the 4th Wednesday of each month, with the exception of Christmas, from 10am-10:45am. Please, contact the library or see our Facebook page for official dates and updates.

If school is closed on a day when Storytime is scheduled, Storytime is closed as well. If you are new to this program, please stop in to obtain and library card for your child and sign them up.

Pre- Registration is not required but it does ensure that we will have enough crafts for everyone!

Summer Reading Program:

The Summer Reading Program is free to all library community members and is targeted towards children who have completed K – 5th grade but we do have a bit of something for all ages. Children will be introduced to new books, storytellers, and many different activities.

Pre-Registration is required.

Book Club for Adults:  The library offers book clubs that meet each month at their own discretion. Each books club has limited membership to ensure quality conversation.


Any District 27 taxpayer and his dependents shall be allowed the privilege of checking out all materials from the public library, upon registering for a borrower’s card. A library card is non-transferable. The use of the library or its services may be denied temporarily for due cause. Due cause includes failure to return books or other materials, failure to pay fines, and objectionable conduct on library premises as determined by the librarian and their staff.

Members outside of the district will be required to pay a yearly $30 fee for the use of the library and its materials.