Please help the Lincoln City Libraries assess how well the downtown Bennett Martin Public Library and the seven Branch Libraries are currently meeting your needs. This survey will assist us in identifying strategic areas for investment and improvement.
If your schedule doesn’t allow attending one of the Town Hall meetings, please attend a community meeting with Library Director Pat Leach as she shares ideas and gathers thoughts and ideas for a new Central Library.
We would love to see you in person, but if you cannot attend a gathering, you may offer input via an online survey starting February 24.
Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to February Maker Space events at two locations: Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th Street, and Williams Branch, 5000 Mike Scholl Street. These free LINC-In@LCL “Learn, Innovate, eNgineer and Create” events showcase new traveling kits of tools and projects designed to inspire young people to create in an innovative and collaborative way.
Lincoln City Libraries invites families to participate in the 50 Beloved Books Challenge from February through April. The Get Started: Read Aloud 15 Minutes a Day booklist includes some of the most popular and loved picture books, and parents are encouraged to read the books aloud to their children for at least 15 minutes a day. The challenge kicks off on “Take your Child to the Library Day,” Saturday, February 4, with fun activities at each library.
Our featured resource for February is Consumer Health Complete, with full text reference works, periodicals and videos on health and wellness.
Income Tax Assistance is available again this year at Lincoln City Libraries. Check the schedule for locations, dates and times.
Kick 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.
With 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!
The 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.
We are pleased to have lynda.com in our collection of online resources. lynda.com 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 lynda.com homepage. lynda.com’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 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. If you are having trouble logging into your account, please check here. More information.
Note: Hoopla accounts are now limited to 8 checkouts per month.
You can help support the Library through the Lincoln Cares program. Enroll today at https://app.les.com/Applications/_LCDonate/ or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!
Our Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!