Due to the Lincoln Public Schools’ weather-related cancellation of public events, Williams Branch Library will be closed Saturday. Other library locations will remain open, but will close at 2:00 p.m., due to the dangerous weather conditions. All storytimes and other Library events which may have been scheduled for Saturday are canceled.
Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to free performances of “The Three Little Pigs” presented by the Madcap Puppets, March 1 through 3. The library events are presented in cooperation with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra (LSO), which will perform with the puppets in “A Carnival of the Animals” at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 4 in the O’Donnell Auditorium, 50th Street and Huntington Ave. on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus.
Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites families to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by LCL and the local Healing Heart Therapy Dogs organization. The program gives children ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to dogs in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks.
Beanstack has announced the special honor libraries in the WinterRead2018 Challenge. Thank you and congratulations to our Lincoln City Libraries readers for logging more than 1.5 million minutes in January 2018!
The winning libraries with share Mark Cuban’s $10,000 donation pledge. Lincoln City Libraries’ $1,500 share of the prize money will benefit our Begin with Books Program. Mark Cuban is also donating $25,000 to First Book, thanks to participating library communities, which greatly surpassed the 1.5M minutes and 50,000 books Winter Reading Challenge goal!
Winner of a Kindle Paperwhite eReader: Meredith E.
Our top ten readers, all logging more than 8,000 minutes in the challenge, are winners of $50 gift certificates to Francie and Finch, The Mill, Barnes and Noble, or Marcus Theaters:
Barbara C., Sandra B., Mary B., Don S., Mary M., Enny M., Ben D., Beth B., Erin D., and Lucy L.
The Lied Bookmobile will be off the road Saturday due to the winter weather advisory and icy road conditions. Our next scheduled stop in Hallam and Firth will be on March 10th.
Lincoln City Libraries is celebrating Dental Health Awareness Month in February with dental care story times for preschool-age children. All programs are free and no registration is required.
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!
Lincoln City Libraries and the Lied Center for Performing Arts today announce Savor the Color of Life, a program to celebrate adult reading, libraries and “The Color Purple.” The reading program runs from February 1 through April 4 (online signup begins February 2) and coincides with African-American History Month and the performances of the musical “The Color Purple” at the Lied Center April 11 through 15.
Want to see a unique perspective on Nebraska history? Our Digital Sanborn Maps collection provides detailed maps for over 100 Nebraska communities from the 1880’s through the 1940’s!
Income Tax Assistance is available again this year at Lincoln City Libraries. Check the schedule for locations, dates and times.
For everything from checking our catalog, to downloading eBooks, music, and movies, to mobile printing, Lincoln City Libraries has a variety of apps available for use with your mobile device!
Hoopla is our streaming media resource, providing movies, TV shows, music and more, through your computer or via Android and Apple apps. Register for an account here; if you already have an account, you can login here. If you are having trouble logging into your account or need to update your account information, please check here.
Note: Hoopla accounts are now limited to 4 checkouts per month.
Lincoln City Libraries and Prosper Lincoln invite the public to a series of programs to help people find jobs that lead to full-time careers. Volunteers trained by Prosper Lincoln will help job seekers find and correctly apply for positions online. No registration or appointments are required.
The program is available at the following locations:
Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street – Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Additional trial hours: Mondays, Feb. 5, 12, 26th, and March 5 and 12, 2018, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Leadership Lincoln Volunteers.
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street – Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Prosper Lincoln is a shared community agenda focusing on improving early childhood, employment skills and innovation and entrepreneurship in Lincoln.
Job listings within 25 miles of Lincoln, from the Nebraska Department of Labor.
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 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.
Search the Library catalog, place holds, and manage your account on your smartphone or tablet. My Account functions include a list of items currently checked out, current charges, the ability to renew items, and the ability to view pending and available holds. BookMyne is available for iOS (iphone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android devices. Download the User’s Guide here, or stop by any Lincoln City Libraries location to learn more, and for help finding and installing BookMyne.
Download the BookMyne app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
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 (or your ConnectED 6 digit LPS student ID) 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.
Our Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!