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Site photos: Finished exterior and interior views

Enter the library's main parking lot at 15th and Forest Ave. Crete, NE. The main doors are located on the east side of the building, through an outdoor pavilion.

The new Crete Public Library and Community Room opened on January 31, 2020.

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The $7.4 million building was funded by $4.2 million from the 2016 bond issue, $2 million from grants, almost $500,000 from individual donors, $250,000 from the Friends of the Crete Public Library and $150,000 from local corporations. Read more about the new library opening.

The library main entrance and cafe area. The library's main parking lot is at 15th and Forest Ave. The Pinnacle Pavilion and main entrance doors are off the parking lot on the east side of the building.
The teen room is near the circulation desk and includes a variety of seating and study space.
Grants and donations toward specific spaces/items:

  • Crete Carrier Community room, (Acklie Family Foundation), $150,000
  • Children's room, Friends of Crete Public Library, $200,000
  • Kinetic Technology Room, $50,000
  • Teen Room, Friends of Crete Public Library, $50,000
  • Outdoor Pavilion, Pinnacle Bank - Crete, $50,000
  • Meeting room, UBT, $20,000
  • Fireplace, Jim and Sharon Crouse, $15,000
  • Large study room, Nestle Purina, $15,000
  • Family Seating Area, Tom and Patty King, $10,000
  • Nebraska Seating Area, Bernice Černý Jeffries, $10,000
  • Outdoor bench - library, Mack Sack, $5,000
  • Outdoor benches - park, Bunge, City Bank & Trust, Ann Kelsall, Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, $5,000 each

Additional grants:

  • Sherwood Foundation, $500,000
  • Anonymous, $500,000
  • Peter Kiewit Foundation, $350,000
  • Sunderland Foundation, $100,000
  • Abel Foundation, $20,000