For students in Papillion La Vista Community Schools, even though the school year has ended the opportunity to visit a school library has not.  Due to proximity or access to public libraries, economic factors, and busy parent schedules, not every student reads as much as they would like during the summer.   To encourage reading throughout the summer, the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation is working with dedicated district educators at five elementary schools to stay open for our Summer Library program.   Bell, Golden Hills, La Vista West, Patriot, and Prairie Queen Elementary School libraries will open at least once a week for six weeks for students to read and check out books this summer.   All students, including incoming kindergarten through outgoing sixth graders who reside in Papillion La Vista Community Schools are invited to participate.  

Summer Library 2018 Schedule:

Bell Elementary

7909 Reed St., Papillion, NE 68046

Thursdays, June 7 - July 26, closed July 5 & 12

9 am - 12 pm, story time 10:30 am


Golden Hills Elementary

2912 Coffey Ave., Bellevue, NE 68123

Tuesdays, June 19 - July 24

10 am - 2 pm


La Vista West Elementary*

7821 Terry Dr., La Vista, NE 68128

Wednesdays, starting June 13, 1 to 4 pm

Fridays, starting June 15, 9 am to 12 pm

Closed the week of July 4th

La Vista West Elementary will be collaborating with the La Vista Public Library on various activities throughout the summer.  Students will be able to participate in the public library's incentive program for reading (earning prizes based on number of minutes spent reading), in addition to the La Vista West library incentive plan, where the kids can pick out a new book (or poster) after reading a certain number of books.   City of La Vista Assistant Director/Children's Librarian Jodi Norton will also come to the La Vista West library five times this summer with a variety of activities for the kids (see schedule below).  

Schedule of activities in collaboration with La Vista Public Library:

- June 13, 2 pm: The library will bring the TMC (Think, Make, Create) Mobile Learning Lab to LVW for stories, games and STEM-related activities.

- June 15, 10 pm: Storytime and small craft.

- June 20, 2 pm: Rainmaker Music Maker activity.

- July 18, 2 pm: Pet Rock Adoption activity.

- July 27, 10 am: Roller Coaster Construction activity (this activity is for 4th-6th graders).

*Free breakfast and lunch provided through the Papillion La Vista Community Schools Summer Food Service Program.  Mon - Thurs, June 11 – July 197:45 am -8:45 am & 11:00 am - 12:15 pm.
La Vista West gymnasium.  Open to all children ages 1-18 and parents accompanying a child will also eat for free.


Patriot Elementary

1701 Hardwood Dr. Papillion, NE 68046

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 – July 19

12:30 to 3:30 pm


Prairie Queen Elementary

10520 S. 123rd Ave., Papillion, NE 68046

Tuesdays, June 12 – July 17, 9 am to 12 pm

Thursdays, June 14 – July 19, 1 to 4 pm

** Please Note Time Change on Selected Dates: On 6/19 and 6/21, this site will be open from 1 - 4 pm.  **