722 Main St
P.O. Box 940
Bridgeport, NE 60336

308-262-1412 (fax)

Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

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The Bridgeport Public Library welcomes everyone, local residents and visitors alike.  Being a public source for the internet, the library staff also welcomes the many out-of-state/out-of-country travelers visiting our facility or our website.

The Bridgeport Public Library offers numerous public services and borrowing privileges of the library’s collection.  Books, magazines, cassettes, and CD loan periods are 2 weeks. Current magazines loan periods are 1 week only. Video/ DVD loan periods are 3 days only.  Renewals or requests can be called in by telephone or by going to our online catalog page.  Get your username and password from the library @262-0326.  Reference material cannot be checked out.

The Bridgeport Public Library is accredited through the Nebraska Library Commission, a member of the Panhandle Library System,  the Panhandle Library Consortium, the American Library Association, and the Nebraska Library Association.

Along with preserving the history of our local community, The Bridgeport Public Library aspires to provide quality assistance and services so that all patrons, of all ages, remain informed, knowledgeable and entertained in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, providing the environment and incentive necessary to foster a life-long love of reading.

When any items overdue are walked in to library on any Friday during regular business hours, over due fees are waived. (Does not apply to new releases).


The Bridgeport Public Library offers numerous services and the use of a collection of 20,000 items to the public:

· Books; hardback/paperback, large print, and audio books (books on CD/cassette tapes)

· ONLINE CATALOG (contact library for assigned username & password)

· magazines, videos, DVDs

· newspapers, local newspaper microfilm

· public computers, internet access, wi-fi

· local genealogy group and workshops

· research/resource databases

· weekly story time, children’s book clubs, summer reading programs

· student Accelerated Reading materials (AR)

· printing, copying, scanning services, faxing

· Color copying


Library Completes Renovation Project

After years of planning and months of destruction, dust and reconstruction, the Bridgeport Public Library is finished with their long awaited and much anticipated renovation project.  The Bridgeport Public Library held they’re open house on Saturday, February 1st. from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Library staff members, Tammy Covalt, Lori Leonard and Meadow Todd were on hand to welcome visitors anxious to see everything that is new, things that have changed or been updated and more than likely moved around.  The Bridgeport PL Friends group were also on hand to show off the town’s beautiful new library.  Below are some pictures taken at the event.


Looking for Cooks and Bakers

The Bridgeport Friends of Library is planning on publishing a cookbook to help fund our renovation project.  The cookbooks will include recipes from local residents as well as Bridgeport School K-6 students.  If you would like to submit recipes, stop by the library and pick up a form.  Any questions, call 262-0326.


Library Awarded Technology Grant

The Bridgeport Public Library has been selected as one of the recipients of the Nebraska Library Commission’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. The NLC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will award 140 Nebraska libraries over 3 million dollars in computer technology and support. Over the next 18 months, the library will receive desktop and laptop computers, printers, WiFi router, ADA-compliant workstation and computer with assistive technology software,8-port network switch and computers desks and chairs. Thanks to everyone who wrote a letter of support last spring. WE DID IT THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!


This week at the Library

Our first Toddler time begins with a short colorful story about Hats, an interactive simple craft, either a finger play or song, and a snack!

Hope to see this become a fun interactive time with the toddlers, parent(s), and care providers of Bridgeport.



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