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Library News

  • Lincoln City Libraries Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage MonthLincoln City Libraries invites the public to attend several free events to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. The events recognize the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their contributions to our City, State and nation.

  • Children Invited to Read to a Dog

    Read to a Dog at your libraryLincoln City Libraries invites children to read aloud to dogs this fall as a way to improve their reading skills.  The program is offered through a partnership between the local Healing Heart Therapy Dogs organization and LCL.

    Children ages 6 to 12 who experience reading difficulties or need to practice their reading are teamed with a dog and handler to polish their skills by reading aloud to the animal.  Children read to dogs in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks. The fall session begins the week of October 2 and continues through the week of November 6. Pre-registration is required at most branches.

  • 2016 Annual Book Sale

    Annual Book SaleThousands of Books and much, much more!
    Something for Everyone – Adults and Children!
    Thursday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30
    Lancaster Event Center

    Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Free and Open to the Public

    A Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries event

    Volunteers are needed Monday, October 24 – Sunday, October 30. Please call 402-441-0164 or 402-429-5849.



    Pre-sale Fundraiser: Wednesday, October 26th, 4:30PM – 8:30PM
    Tickets required


  • Library Hosts One Book-One Lincoln Events

    One Book - One LincolnLincoln City Libraries continues to host free One Book-One Lincoln events through September 25.  The 2016 selection is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon.  His book addresses how the medical profession can enhance the quality of life even to the end.

    The following events are planned:

    • Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library 136 S. 14th Street – Chigozie Obioma, Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, presents his novel, The Fishermen, a finalist for One Book – One Lincoln.  The Fishermen was a finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction and won of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Literary Work.
    • Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street – Dr. Bob Bleicher, Medical Director of HoriSun Hospice, will discuss the services provided by hospice care.  Participants will learn about the benefits of palliative care that focuses on providing relief from the systems and stress of serious illness with the goal of improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family.

    Lincoln City Libraries has sponsored the One Book-One Lincoln Community Reading Program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.

  • Resource of the Month

    Homework HelpNow! powered by brainfuseKick the school year into high gear with homework assistance from Homework HelpNow! It provides free homework help and online tutoring for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM, seven days a week. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

  • Mobile Printing at Your Library

    mobileprinting-animWith our new MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your library card. This service is now  available at all of our locations!

  • One Book – One Lincoln 2016

    BeingMortal-a-100One Book - One LincolnThe winning title for the 2016 One Book – One Lincoln community reading program is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.

    You can now visit the 2016 One Book – One Lincoln web pages to see a list of special programs and discussion opportunities which are available for readers who wish to share the One Book – One Lincoln experience with other participants. There is also a resource page, with links to numerous online sources for more information about the book, the author, and the themes of Being Mortal.

    One Book One Lincoln on 5 City TV’s City Focus program:

    One Book One Lincoln on 10Health TV:







  • Reading List Released for Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial

    Nebraska 150 BooksThe Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska Library Commission, has released the Nebraska 150 Book List, the authorized reading list for the celebration of Nebraska’s 150th anniversary or sesquicentennial in 2017.

  • Author Alerts

    Author AlertsWould you like to be notified by email or text message when the Library orders new titles by your favorite authors or performers? Sign up here, or look for this button in our catalog:

    Add Author Alert


    lynda.comWe are pleased to have in our collection of online resources. provides instructional videos on thousands of topics, including technology, business, design, and more. Sign in here with your library card number and PIN to get started. You can then set up your personalized account to manage your playlists and progress through the tutorials.

    Please note that you can only sign in through this link, and not by directly visiting the homepage.’s accounts for libraries do not include access to their mobile app. However, once you have logged in through your mobile device’s browser, you will be taken to a mobile-friendly version of the site.


  • Hoopla

    hoopla Hoopla is our streaming media resource, providing movies, TV shows, music and more. Register for an account here; if you already have an account, you can login here. More information

  • Lincoln Cares

    Lincoln Cares

    You can help support the Library through the Lincoln Cares program. Enroll today at or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!

  • Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries

    Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NebraskaOur Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!



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