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Announcements and Press Releases

August 28, 2014 by pjorgensen

What's Your Vision for a Main Library?

What's Your Vision?

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Main Library Vision and Concept Study.

Lincoln City Libraries Highlighting the Top 100 Novels for Youth

Lincoln City Libraries Highlighting the Top 100 Novels for YouthLincoln City Libraries (LCL) has released its list of the Top 100 Novels for Youth. The list at is based largely on submissions from hundreds of teachers and librarians from across the country that were published in School Library Journal in 2012. Local library staff also provided input and helped compile the list.

The list is available at any LCL location, and extra copies of the books on the list have been purchased for check out. The novels are appropriate for readers ages nine through 12, and LCL staff encourages parents and guardians to read the books aloud to children in this age range or younger.
 
"We hope families and individual readers will create their own reading challenges from our list," said Vicki Wood, LCL Youth Services Supervisor. "They may choose to read all the books published in a certain decade. They may decide to read all the books with animals as the main characters, or explore the work of a certain author. The challenges have been known to help keep young people on track to attain their reading goals."

Readers are invited to share their reading challenge stories in August on LCL’s Facebook page.

Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups

Parent-Child Book GroupsParent-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.

Annual Report

2012-13 Annual ReportThe Library's Annual Report for 2012-13 is now available.

The 2011-12 Report is still available for review as well.



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Storytimes

August 26, 2014 by pjorgensen

Storytimes resume in September!

Linc

Baby Storytimes
Toddler Time
Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes for Families
Printable Storytime Schedule (PDF)

Baby Storytimes

Baby Storytime is an interactive parent-child time with fun activities designed to promote early literacy, language development and a love of books for children birth to 18 months old.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
402-441-4250
Monday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
402-441-8560
Monday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Thursday, 6:30 to 6:50 p.m.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
402-441-4460
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Time
For children aged 18 to 36 months and their parents or caregivers. During Toddler Time, a librarian reads aloud and leads adult-child pairs in activities. Research indicates the importance of the adult-child bond in building early literacy. Toddler Time also supports early literacy by building vocabulary and sharing age-appropriate literature in an atmosphere of fun, engaging activity.

Toddler Time at Anderson Branch, October 2010

Photo taken at Toddler Time at Anderson Branch Library in October 2010. Anderson staff member Linda is the storyteller. Many of the children (and some of the adults with them) were dressed in their Halloween costumes, as that holiday was on the previous Friday.


Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Avenue
402- 441-8540
Monday, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Blvd.
402-441-8550
Tuesday, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
402-441-4250
Wednesday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Thursday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
402-441-8560
Tuesday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Thursday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

South Branch Library
2675 South Street
402-441-8570
Thursday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
402-441-4460
Tuesday, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Photo of Storytime Preschool Storytimes

Lincoln City Libraries presents its popular preschool storytimes at all library locations. Preschool Storytime is a half-hour of books and activities for children ages three, four and five.

Preschool Storytime supports early literacy by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities. Pre-registration is not required for Preschool Storytime. Newcomers are always welcome!

Themed lists of books used for many of our storytimes can be found by logging into your Library Account and clicking on "Lists."
Can't make it to storytime? How about a virtual storytime with our TumbleBook Library!

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library Mobile

Biblioteca TumbleBook
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th Street
402-441-8566
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Avenue
402-441-8540
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Blvd.
402-441-8550
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
402-441-4250
Tuesday, 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
402-441-8560
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

South Branch Library
2675 South Street
402-441-8570
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
402-441-4460
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.


 

Storytimes for Families
(also check out our Parent-Child Book Groups)

The entire family is welcome to enjoy crafts and storytime from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., except where other times are noted.

Silly Socks Family Storytime at Walt Branch

Silly Socks Family Storytime at Walt Branch
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street, 402-441-4250
Sundays 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street, 402-441-8560
4th Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: Let’s Eat!
Oct. 27: Costume Capers
Wear your costume and prepare for slightly spooky stories.
Nov. 24: Crazy Hair!

South Branch Library
2675 South Street, 402-441-8570
First Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Shark Week at the Library
Less fearsome stories about sharks.
Oct. 6: An Apple a Storytime
Nov. 3: Let’s Dress Up
Come dressed as your favorite storybook character.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates
Sept. 9: Prickly, Poky Fun with Hedgehog
With special guest from Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Oct. 7: Stories in the Swamp
Nov. 18: Monkey Business
& every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Williams Branch Library
5000 Mike Scholl Street, 402-441-8580
Every Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.



 



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Bookmobile Service

August 26, 2014 by pjorgensen

Lied Bookmobile
Lincoln City Libraries' Lied Bookmobile provides individualized library service to a diverse population throughout Lincoln and Lancaster County. The Lied Bookmobile focuses service delivery to four main areas:

  • County towns and cities
  • Youth with emphasis on children at risk
  • Seniors
  • Areas in Lincoln not close to existing libraries

The Lied Bookmobile Schedule gives the locations, times and lengths of the Lied Bookmobile stops. The Lied Bookmobile visits regular stops every two weeks. Holiday closings are listed at the bottom of the schedule. In case of stop cancellation due to weather or mechanical difficulties, due dates will be adjusted. The schedule for September through November is now available.

Map of Lied Bookmobile stops
Blue markers show stops for Route A; yellow markers show stops for Route B; check the schedule for specific dates and times.

View Lincoln City Libraries Lied Bookmobile Stops in a larger map

The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks on tape and CD, computer games, and large print titles.

Requests for items not currently on the Lied Bookmobile can be made by placing holds through the library's online catalog, by calling any library location, or by submitting titles to Lied Bookmobile staff. Please allow several days before your stop for items to reach the Lied Bookmobile when placing holds.

Other Lied Bookmobile Information:

The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks, music CDs, video games, and large-print titles.

Please bring your library card with you to check out items at the Lied Bookmobile.

Most items on the Lied Bookmobile are loaned for a 4-week period, with one renewal allowed.To renew, stop in or call any Lincoln City Libraries branch, or call the library's automated telephone renewal line at 402-441-8506. You can also view your library record, place holds, and renew items through the library's online catalog.

For further information on the Lied Bookmobile, call 402-441-8545.

 



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Library Board of Trustees

August 15, 2014 by pjorgensen

The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees' obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a "Main Library Vision and Concept Study" and had adopted this Position Statement.

Board members

E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at libraryboard@lincolnlibraries.org

Herb Schimek, President
Term: 2010-2017
E-mail: h.schimek@lincolnlibraries.org

Herb Friedman, Vice-President
Term: 2011-2018
E-mail: h.friedman@lincolnlibraries.org

Donna Marvin, Treasurer
Term: 2012-2016
E-mail: d.marvin@lincolnlibraries.org

Martha Florence
Term 2011-2013
E-mail: m.florence@lincolnlibraries.org

Kathy McKillip
Term: 2009-2014
E-Mail: k.mckillip@lincolnlibraries.org

Lowell Berg
Term: 2014-2015
E-mail: l.berg@lincolnlibraries.org

Carol Speicher

Term: 2012-2019
E-mail: c.speicher@lincolnlibraries.org

Board meetings

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets third Tuesday of each month. From time to time it may become necessary to reschedule meetings. If circumstances make it prudent and necessary in any one month, the regular meeting of the Board may be rescheduled with the approval of at least four members of the Board, following notification of all seven Board members. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, or when a request is made to the President by three Board members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at 8:00 AM and in the Board Room of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:

2014 Schedule

The proposed agenda is kept continually current and available for inspection at the Administrative Office of the Bennett Martin Public Library, but the Board shall have the right to modify the agenda at said public meeting when convened. Requests for sign language interpreters will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to the Library Director, (402)441-8510.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes from Library Board meetings are kept on this site for one year. Earlier minutes (from May 9, 1944 to current) are available in the Library's Administrative Offices during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

The Agendas and Minutes on this site are PDF files, which require the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing these files is available.

href="Pending">Minutes
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2014 Agenda pending
July 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2014 rescheduled
December 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Board Policies

The Library Board is responsible for making policy decisions concerning the employment of the Library Director, materials selection, public rules and regulations, library development, budget, fundraising, public relations, and relationships with other librararies and educational institutions.



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Hours, locations, and phone numbers

August 14, 2014 by qcjosh
TeleCirc Automated Renewal
(402) 441-8506

Administration
Lincoln City Libraries
136 South 14th Street (68508)
(14th & N Streets)
3rd Floor
(402) 441-8500
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (see below for public service hours)

Map of Lincoln City Libraries locations

Click on a marker to view information about that location

View Lincoln City Libraries Locations in a larger map


Lincoln City Libraries Facebook Page
One Book One Lincoln Facebook Page
Lincoln City Libraries Podcasts Facebook Page

Lincoln Teenpage

Polley Music Library Facebook Page

Lincoln City Libraries provides service from the following locations during the hours listed, with the exception of holiday closings.

Bennett Martin Public Library

Bennett Martin Public Library136 South 14th Street (68508)
(S. 14th & N Streets)
(402) 441-8500

Monday - Saturday :   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Please note: the City-owned parking garage a block north of Bennett Martin Public Library offers free parking for the first hour.

BMPL Courtyard in SpringAdministration
3rd Floor
(402) 441-8500

Regular hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
3rd Floor
(402) 441-8516

Regular hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Polley Music Library
2nd Floor
(402) 441-8520

Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: closed
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: closed

Note: The Polley Music Library is staffed during the hours listed above. Most materials are available to the public during normal library hours. 

Reference Service

1st Floor
(402) 441-8530

Language and Literacy Room
1st Floor
(402) 441-8530 to reserve or for more information

Youth Services
1st Floor
(402) 441-8566

TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf)
(402) 441-8589

"Guerilla Gardeners" in the courtyard at Bennett Martin Public Library

Volunteer group "Guerilla Gardeners," working in the courtyard at Bennett Martin Public Library. There are many volunteer opportunities in Lincoln City Libraries. (Photo courtesy of Jay Conrad and Nancy Busch.)


Victor E. Anderson Branch
Victor E. Anderson Branch
3635 Touzalin Avenue (68507)
(Fremont St. & Touzalin Ave.)
(402) 441-8540

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bethany Branch Bethany Branch
1810 North Cotner Boulevard (68505)
(N. Cotner Blvd. / N. 66th St. & Francis St.)
(402) 441-8550

Monday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   Closed

Loren Corey Eiseley Branch Loren Corey Eiseley Branch

1530 Superior Street (68521)
(N. 15th & Superior Streets)
(402) 441-4250

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Charles H. Gere Branch
Charles H. Gere Branch
2400 South 56th Street (68506)
(S. 56th St. & Normal Blvd.)
(402) 441-8560

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


South Branch
South Branch
2675 South Street (68502)
(S. 27th & South Streets)
(402) 441-8570

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Bess Dodson Walt Branch
Walt Branch
6701 South 14th Street (68512)
(South of Old Cheney Road on S. 14th , near Cooper YMCA)
(402) 441-4460

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dan A. Williams Branch LibraryDan A. Williams Branch

5000 Mike Scholl Street (68524)
(NW 48th & W. Cuming Streets, in the Arnold Elementary School; enter from West Cuming Street)
(402) 441-8580

Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Williams Branch follows the Lincoln Public Schools closings in case of inclement weather.

 

BookmobileLied Bookmobile
Lied Bookmobile information is available on our Bookmobile Service page. Note: the Lied Bookmobile Schedule is subject to change, especially in winter weather.
Holiday Closing Schedule
Here is the schedule of closings for the 2014-2015 fiscal year:

Date Day Holiday
August 31, 2014
Sunday Day before Labor Day
September 1, 2014 Monday Labor Day
November 11, 2014 Tuesday Veterans' Day
November 27, 2014 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 28, 2014 Friday Day after Thanksgiving
December 24, 2014 Wednesday Christmas Eve (early closing, 2:00 PM)
December 25, 2014 Thursday Christmas Day
December 31, 2014 Wednesday New Year's Eve (early closing, 4:00 PM)
January 1, 2015 Thursday New Years Day
January 19, 2015 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 16, 2015 Monday Presidents' Day
March 27, 2015 Friday Staff Inservice Day
April 5, 2015 Sunday Easter Sunday
May 24, 2015 Sunday Day before Memorial Day
May 25, 2015 Monday Memorial Day
July 3, 2015 Friday Day before Independence Day
July 4, 2015 Saturday Independence Day



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