Schools & Communities

Becoming a Read Aloud School or Community (RAC/RAS) emphasizes your commitment to the importance of reading aloud! The application period is from April 1 – November 1 of each year.

Designation as a Read Aloud School or Community in the first year entitles you to the following:

  • Recognition as a RAC/RAS on the Read Aloud Nebraska website
  • Communication regarding reading activities/updates in Nebraska
  • Opportunity to request free books (when available) for children in your school or community

Annual renewal includes:

  • Everything above, plus…
  • Eligibility to apply for annual RAN Mini-Grants

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

2017-18 Read Aloud Schools & Communities


*eligible for a RAN mini-grant
Albion Public Library*
Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Arapahoe Public Library
Arlington Public Library
Ashland Park/Robbins Elementary*
Ashland Public Library
Auld Public Library
Beaver City Public Library*
Bel Air Elementary*
Bellevue Public Library
Blair Public Library & Technology Center*
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Preschool
Blue Hill Elementary*
Bridgeport Public Library*
Broadwater Public Library
Broken Bow Public Library*
Butler Memorial Library, Cambridge*
Central City Public Library
Chapman School-Northwest Public Schools
Christ Lutheran School*
City of Columbus*
Crete Elementary School
Culbertson Public Library*
Daughters of the American Revolution Omaha Chapter*
Dvoracek Memorial Library*
Educare Lincoln
Elm Creek Public Schools
ESU#8 Central Learning Center
Fairbury Public Library*
Fairbury Public Schools
Fairfield Public Library*
Freeman Public Schools*
Gardner Public Library
Geneva Public Library*
Genoa Public Library*
Gibbon Public Library*
Gordon Elementary School*
Hastings Memorial Library*
Hastings Public Library*
Hay Springs Public Schools
Hayward Elementary*
High Plains Community School
Howells-Dodge Consolidated*
Jefferson Intermediate
Kearney Literacy Council*
Keene Memorial Library*
Kilgore Memorial Library in York*
Lied Battle Creek Public Library*
Lied Pierce Public Library*
Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
Lied Winside Public Library*
Lincoln City Libraries*
Lockwood Preschool – Northwest Public Schools
Louisville Public Library
Loup City
Madison County Historical Museum*
Madison Elementary
Mead Public Library*
McCook Public Libary*
Montessori Co-op School
Morril Public Library*
Nebraska Library Commission*
Neligh Public Library*
Newman Grove Public Library*
Norfolk Catholic Elementary*
Norfolk Junior High School
Norfolk Middle School*
Norris Elementary School
Norris Intermediate School Library*
North Bend Public Library*
O’Neill Elementary
Orchard Public Library
Orchard Public School
Palisade Public Library*
Palmyra Memorial Library
Parkview Christian School*
Pawnee Elementary PIC*
Plainview Public Library*
Plattsmouth Public Library*
Prairie View School Ogallala*
Ravenna Public Library*
Ravenna Public Schools
Raymond Central Elementary @ Valparaiso*
Read Aloud Norfolk*
REAL (Relational Educating Always Learning) Nebraska Homeschoolers
Red Cloud Elementary*
Rushville Elementary School*
Sandy Creek Elementary
Schuyler Public Library
Scribner-Snyder Community School*
Seward Elementary School*
Seward Memorial Library*
Shelby- Rising City School*
Sioux County Public Library*
South Sioux City Public Library
Southeast Community College Early Childhood*
Spalding Public Library*
St. Mary’s Elementary School
St. Vincent de Paul School*
Thayer Central Elementary School*
Two Springs Elementary
Verdigre Elementary School*
Verdigre Public Library*
Village of Dodge*
Wahoo Public Library*
Wasmer Elementary School*
Weeping Water Public Library
Wheeler Elementary*
Wilson Public Library*
Yutan Public Library*

2016-17 Read Aloud Schools & Communities


Albion Public Library
Ashland Park-Robbins Elementary, Omaha
Battle Creek
Beaver City Public Library
Bel Air Elementary, Norfolk
Blair Public Library
Blue Hill Elementary, Blue Hill
Bridgeport Public Library
Broken Bow Public Library
Butler Memorial Library, Cambridge
Christ Lutheran School, Lincoln
Countryside Community Church, Omaha
Daughters of American Revolution, Omaha
Dvoracek Memorial Library, Wilber
East Central Reading Association, Schuyler
Elgin Public Library
Fairbury Public Library
Fairfield Public Library
Freeman Elementary, Adams
Geneva Public Library
Genoa Public Library
Gibbon Public Library
Gordon Elementary, Gordon
Grant Elementary, Norfolk
Hastings Memorial Library, Grant
Hastings Public Library
Hayward School, Nebraska City
Holdrege Area Public Library
Howells-Dodge Consolidated
Jefferson Elementary, Norfolk
John Stahl Library, West Point
Kearney Literacy Council
Keene Memorial Library, Fremont
Lawrence/Nelson Elementary, Lawrence
Lexington Public Library
Lied Pierce Public Library, Pierce
Lied Randolph Public Library, Randolph
Lied Tekamah Public Library, Tekamah
Lied Winside Public Library, Winside
Lincoln City Libraries
Lincoln/Montessori School, Norfolk
Madison County Historical Museum
Madison Public Library
McCook Public Library
Mead Public Library
Morrill Public Library
Nebraska Library Commission
Neligh Public Library
Newman Grove Public Library
Norfolk Catholic Elementary, Norfolk
Norfolk Middle School, Norfolk
Norfolk Sixpence Program
Norris Intermediate School, Firth
North Bend Public Library
Ogallala Public Schools, Ogallala
Parkview Christian School, Lincoln
Pawnee Elementary School, Omaha
Pierce High School, Pierce
Plainview Public Library
Plattsmouth Public Library
Ravenna Public Library
Raymond Central, Valparaiso
Read Aloud Norfolk
Red Cloud
Rousseau Elementary, Lincoln
Rushville Elementary, Rushville
Sacred Heart Daycare and Learning Center
Scribner Public Library
Scribner-Snyder Elementary
Seward Elementary, Seward
Seward Memorial Library
Shelby-Rising City Public School, Shelby
Sioux County Public Library
Southeast Community College Early Childhood
Spalding Public Library
Springfield Memorial Library
Stromsburg Public Library
St. Vincent de Paul School, Seward
Sutherland Public School, Sutherland
Sutton Elementary School, Sutton
Thayer Central Elementary, Hebron
Verdigre Elementary, Verdigre
Verdigre Public Library
Village of Dodge
Wahoo Public Library
Wakefield Community School
Wasmer Elementary, Grand Island
Wheeler Elementary, Millard
Wilson Public Library, Cozad
Woodland Park Elementary, Norfolk
Yutan Public Library

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