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One Book–One Lincoln Finalists to be Announced May 28

One Book - One LincolnLincoln City Libraries (LCL) and the Foundation for LCL will announce the three finalists for the 2018 One Book–One Lincoln community reading program at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, at The Mill, 800 “P” Street. The public is invited to attend the announcement event. This is the 17th year for the One Book–One Lincoln program.

All three finalists will be available for borrowing with a library card at any library location. Voting for the final book will begin Monday and end on July 31. Votes can be cast at all library branches and through lincolnlibraries.org, @lincoln.libraries on Facebook and @LCLibraries on Twitter.

Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares

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!



City Installing Additional Cardboard Recycling Containers at Libraries

Public cardboard drop-off sites increased to 32

recycling symbolThis week, the City is installing cardboard-only recycling containers in the parking lots of four City libraries. As of April 1, clean and dry corrugated cardboard will no longer be accepted at the City landfill. The library sites will be maintained for three to six months while the City evaluates residents’ recycling needs. Cardboard-only recycling containers are available at these locations:

The new locations are for cardboard recycling only. Other recyclables must be taken to full service recycling sites. The City has also doubled the cardboard capacity at all 28 full-service public recycling drop-off sites. Residents may also subscribe to a curbside recycling service provided by a garbage or recycling collector.

Because public drop-off sites are sized to accommodate household recycling only, businesses should subscribe to a recycling service or deliver cardboard directly to a recycling processor.

As residents prepare for the change, City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon said that in the first two months of 2018 cardboard recycling has increased 22 percent compared to the same period in 2017. “Word about the City’s cardboard diversion program is definitely getting out,” Hanlon said. “We’ve been monitoring use of our recycling sites, and we are ready to meet the anticipated increase in cardboard recycling.”

The City is promoting cardboard recycling with the “Take it to the Bin” educational campaign that encourages residents to start or expand their recycling efforts. For more information on the campaign and on recycling cardboard and other materials, visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or call the City Recycling office at 402-441-8215.

Libraries Offer Bilingual Story Times

Los Cuentos! English/Spanish Preschool StorytimeLincoln City Libraries invites families to bilingual Spanish and English language story times for preschool-age children at 6:30 p.m., Mondays, at Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street. The new Library Learning Time offerings are free and no registration is required.

Spanish speakers and those wanting to learn more Spanish are welcome to attend. A complete list of Library Learning Times is available here.

Lincoln City Libraries Provides Job Search Assistance

Prosper LincolnLincoln 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 and Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m.

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.

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