Library and Art Center
1400 Stone Street
Falls City NE 68355-2199
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm, Friday: 10am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9am -12pm
(Closed on major holidays)
Falls City Library homepage
The Falls City Library & Arts Center has a collection of over 60,000 items. The collection includes books, magazines, newspapers, films, audio, games, puzzles, and more. Free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are also available. Computers are available throughout the building and 13 Chromebooks are available to check out. There is an online catalog to search for books. Wireless Internet and color printing options are also available.
Falls City residents support the library through property taxes. There is a non-resident fee of $20 per individual, and $25 per family annually. Free access is available to all area students.
The library is the home of the Stalder Art Gallery. Museum-quality exhibits, lectures, and programs offer a cultural experience to all visitors. Members of the Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council sponsor all art programs with memberships, donations, and grants. Della Meyer, Ph.D., is the president and Christina Wertenberger is the curator.
One distinguishing feature of the library is its permanent collection of art. Nationally-known artists and renowned Nebraska artists represented include Alice Cleaver, John Falter, Allan Tubach, Harold Edgerton, and Jun Kaneko.
The library staff provide free programs for people of all ages: baby-toddler; preschool story hour; elementary after-school and summer reading programs; middle and high school book, film, and gaming clubs; films; book groups; and a speaker series for adults are some of the programs available at the library. A free language database, Pronunciator, is available on the library website.