Cemetery Tour 2017 – CANCELLED

The NPPL Foundation has decided to CANCEL this year’s Cemetery Tour.

Library inventory, additional NE150 programming, actor schedule conflicts, and minor renovation closures have impacted timelines to the point we did not think we could do justice to our annual cemetery tour event. Rather than put on a poor event, we have chosen to cancel it for this year.

To our loyal cemetery tourists…this event is slated to return in 2018 so please keep watching.

The NPPL Foundation will have their annual book gift basket sales starting in October.  The Friends of the Library fall book sale will be October  26-28, 2017.

Make Your Donation Early

North Platte Giving Day is May 3rd but you don’t have to wait until that day to donate. You can pre-schedule your donation starting today (April 26, 2017) for that day (May 3rd, 2017). 

Here’s how:

  1. Visit the North Platte Giving Day website (https://www.northplattegivingday.org)
    Hint: click the Giving Day logo above to go directly to the NPPL Foundation fund
  2. Click Donate Now and create a profile on the website in order choose your fund(s) and schedule your donation
  3. Your donated amount will be paid by the method you choose at midnight on May 3, 2017

Set up your donation today, avoid the rush, and make it count on May 3rd!


Spring 2017 FOL Book Sale

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Friends of the Library Member Preview Sale from 12:00 Noon – 8:00 pm
FOL Membership Form  Anyone can join, so join today!

Friday, April 28, 2017
Public Book Sale from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Public Book Sale from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Book Sale Closed for Re-Organization from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Bag Sale from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bag Sale starts at 1:00 pm – fill a bag for $2.00 + tax (total $2.14 per bag) as many as you want, feel free to bring your own bag(s).

Spring 2017 Price Guide

Cash and carry event.
Good checks and cash welcome.
Sorry we are unequipped for credit/debit cards.
And yes, we must charge North Platte sales tax of 7%.
Please make checks payable to: Friends of the Library.

The Library accepts donations of books, audio, music, DVDs, puzzles, etc. all year long during normal business hours. But please don’t wait until our sale, we prefer to be able to sort items throughout the year for the sales events. If you bring in items during a book sale, we will hold them over for the next sale event.

Location: North Platte Public Library – Meeting Room 

2017 JPT Donor Board

Big “Thank You” to the Following
Donors & Puzzlers

Platinum Sponsorship ($1,000 or more)

Gold Sponsorship ($500 or more)

Silver Sponsorship ($200 or more)

Bronze Sponsorship ($100 or more)

Copper Sponsorship ($50 or more)

Steel Sponsorship (Less than $50.00)

As of February 3, 2017
$7,500 Goal | $ 4,930 Pledged | $ 2,710 Received

Registered Puzzlers by Division
2nd & 3rd Gr = 74
4th & 5th Gr = 74
Middle School = 16
Adult 4-Person = 24
Adult 2-Person = 28
Adult Individual = 4

2017 JPT Sponsorships Available

2017 Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
Sponsorship / Donation / Entry Fee Information

FAQ and Sponsorship Contact Letter

Pledge Your Sponsorship / Donation Online    |   PDF Sponsorship Form

2017 Sponsorship Levels are:
Platinum ($1000 or more) receives Gold level benefits plus “Thank You” recognition in the North Platte Telegraph

Gold ($500 or more) receives Silver level benefits plus a framed Certificate of Appreciation

Silver ($200 or more) receives Bronze level benefits plus business logo and/or name for sponsorship recognition on the NPPL Foundation website

Bronze ($100 or more) receives Copper level benefits plus a full color photo montage from the tournament on regular copy paper and the option for invoicing and delayed payment to March 31, 2017

Copper ($50 or more) receives Steel level benefits plus business logo and/or name on sponsorship advertising at the tournament

Steel (Less than $50) receives a personal “Thank You” from the puzzlers they help sponsor, a receipt for their donation (not valid for entry fee) from Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation and the option to direct their donation toward a specific puzzler, team, school, etc.

The 2017 Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament fundraising goal is $50 per puzzler. In 2016 were 155 registered puzzlers in the tournament. This year we hope to raise $7,750.

Please make all checks payable to: NPPL Foundation

Donation Payment Options:
(We are not equipped for plastic or electronic payments)

  • Mail to NPPL Foundation, 120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE 69101
  • Drop off at North Platte Public Library at 120 W 4th ST
  • Bring to the Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament:
    • Bethel Church (2700 W Philip AVE)
    • Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Pledge a minimum of $100 and choose invoicing with delayed payment to March 31, 2017

NPPL Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds for a future North Platte Public Library capital improvement project. The funds are kept at Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.

2017 Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament

Poster Image
Print Poster

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: Varies by Competition Division (see below)
Where: Bethel Church, 2700 W Philip AVE
Register Deadline: Friday, January 27, 2017 at 5 pm CT
Entry Fee: $50.00 per person (Adult or Student)

NPPL Foundation members are contacting various businesses and individuals in the community to sponsor the costs of Student puzzlers. We ask that adults either cover their own entry fees or arrange for their own sponsors. If we generate enough sponsorships to help cover Adult entries, we will. If we have an extra puzzle or last minute cancellation, no puzzlers will be turned away. But to ensure we have enough puzzles and guarantee a spot in the competition, please pre-register by the deadline.

This is a fundraising event for the NPPL Foundation, a non-profit organization raising funds for the future benefit of North Platte Public Library. Sponsorships may be tax deductible, please contact your tax advisor.

Student Divisions – PDF STUDENT Entry Form

2nd & 3rd Grade 2-person team (1 hour competition | 100 pc puzzle)
Register Online
— check-in starts at 9:00 am
— competition begins at 9:30 am
— ALL puzzling in this division ends at 10:30 am (or sooner)

4th & 5th Grade 2-person team (1.5 hour competition | 200 pc puzzle)
Register Online
— check-in starts at 10:30 am
— competition begins at 11:00 am
— ALL puzzling in this division ends at 12:30 pm (or sooner)

6th – 8th Grade 2-person team (4 hour competition | 300 pc puzzle)
Register Online
— check-in starts at 12:30 pm
— competition begins at 1:00 pm
— ALL puzzling in this division ends at 5:00 pm (or sooner)

Adult Divisions – PDF ADULT Entry Form

Individual (4 hour competition | 300-400 pc puzzle)
Register Online
— check-in starts at 12:30 pm
— competition begins at 1:00 pm
— ALL puzzling in this division ends at 5:00 pm (or sooner)

2-Person Team (4 hour competition | 400-500 pc puzzle)
Register Online
— check-in starts at 12:30 pm
— competition begins at 1:00 pm
— ALL puzzling in this division ends at 5:00 pm (or sooner)

4-Person Team (4 hour competition | 600-750 pc puzzle)
Register Online
— check-in starts at 12:30 pm
— competition begins at 1:00 pm
— ALL puzzling in this division ends at 5:00 pm (or sooner)

Book Gift Baskets Going Fast! 25% Off Now!

Our holiday fundraising book gift baskets have been going fast and those that are left are now available at a 25% discount, price marked in red.

If you are still looking for that special gift, checkout the unique book gift baskets produced by the NPPL Foundation.

Proceeds benefit the North Platte Public Library Foundation, dedicated to capital improvements for North Platte Public Library at some point in the future.


Fall 2016 FOL Book Sale

Thursday October 27, 2016
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friends of the Library Members Only
Join Today!

Friday October 28, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Open to the General Public

Saturday October 29, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Open to the General Public
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Closed for Bag Sale Reorganization
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm BAG SALE!! $2.00 + $0.14 Tax per Bag (yours or ours)

NPPL Foundation Baskets also on sale…pick up that special gift for the book lover in your life! Approximately 75 new baskets coming down during the Book Sale.

RSVP Bake Sale will be happening at the same time in the Library!

This is a cash and carry event.

Terms: Cash or cashable check. We have to collect sales tax (7%).

All sales are final, but we gladly accept material donations all year long to resell at our next sale.

Please make book sale and FOL Membership checks payable to:

Sorry, we are not equipped for debit/credit cards.

Fall 2016 Book Sale Price Guide

Fall 2016 Book Sale Poster