What's Your Vision for a Central Library?
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Central Library Vision and Concept Study. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.
Public Invited to Play Musical Glasses at Polley Music Library
Residents can learn how to play musical glasses from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Polley Music Library on the second floor of Bennett Martin Library, 136 S. 14th St. Participants can drop by any time during the two-hour event to play and explore the science behind making music with a glass, water and your finger.
This hands-on experience is sponsored by the Polley Music Library, a privately funded service of Lincoln City Libraries, which provides information on a wide range of musical topics. Its collection includes music magazines and several thousand music books and scores. The archival and research holdings include historical music programs from Lincoln, photos and other materials related to Lincoln’s musical history, as well as historical sheet music and manuscripts.
Library’s Storytime to Feature Anti-Bullying Theme
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with an Omaha theater group to share an anti-bullying message for April’s preschool storytime program. RESPECT is an educational theater group created to decrease bullying and to empower kids and adults who may be on the sidelines to take action and help a person targeted for bullying.
The play “Puppy Pals” was created for preschool-age children with a focus on helping, identifying emotions and respecting diversity for people and animals. Students will learn how to make friends and how to “stop and think.”
All performances are free and open to the public, and no preregistration is required.
Programs will be presented on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, April 7, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
- Wednesday, April 8, 2 p.m., South Branch, 2675 South Street
- Thursday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., Bethany Branch, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd.
- Monday, April 13, 4 p.m., Williams Branch, 5000 Mike Scholl Street
- Tuesday, April 14, 10:30 a.m., Gere Branch, 2400 S. 56th Street
- Wednesday, April 15, 10:30 a.m., Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th Street
- Thursday, April 16, 10:30 a.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street
- Thursday, April 23, 10:30 a.m., Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street
Children Can Improve Their Reading Skills by Reading to a Dog
Families are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts, once a week for four weeks. The spring session begins this week and will conclude Saturday, May 2.
Pre-registration is required; see this information to register.
Lincoln High Art Featured at Library
As part of Youth Art Month, the public is invited to view a free exhibit featuring art work created by students from Lincoln High School. The exhibit is on display through March 30 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. It includes paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and pottery p.m. Friday, March 6. Students and teachers will be available to discuss their artwork and techniques.
Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups
Parent-Child book groups are a great way to encourage your kids to read, as well as share some special time together. Reading the same book as your child gives you a common bond and is a great conversation starter. Lincoln City Libraries offers parent-child book groups year round.
Information about current groups is available here.
The Library's Annual Report for 2013-14 is now available.
The 2011-12 and 2012-13 reports are still available for review as well.