How can we help you begin your research?We'll be glad to look up information for you about Small Businesses -- or help you find what you need. Some examples:
We have high-speed Internet access at all libraries, at no charge for use and limited charges for printing. (Call for more information)
We also have wireless access at all Lincoln City Libraries
We have access to annual reports for major Nebraska businesses.
We have a large collection of material from the City of Lincoln -- annual reports, Comprehensive Plans, etc.
Give us a call or stop by!
Reference Services -- Bennett Martin Public Library -- Lincoln City Libraries -- Lincoln, Nebraska -- (402) 441-8530 -- e-mail: email@example.com
Small business owners looking for suggestions on how to start or improve their business will find a wealth of material at the Lincoln City Libraries. Electronic databases full of relevant, up-to-date magazine and newspaper articles, print materials from well-known authors and research centers, and links to valuable, selected Internet websites provide both general and specific information on hundreds of topics, from taxes to licenses to marketing to training.
Electronic resources can be accessed 24/7 by anyone with a Lincoln City Libraries card. You can inquire about specific facts, figures, or addresses by phone or email or instant messaging. We can fax or mail you copies of forms, magazine articles, or other material. Most of the titles listed here can be checked out.
PRINT RESOURCESLaws and Taxes -- for example,
The following subscription databases and/or themed webliographies on the Lincoln City Libraries site can be used to access numerous articles and/or links to additional resources about Small Businesses on-line. The databases are resources the library has purchased for your use -- they are not available through a simple Internet search. Use your library card number for access to these paid databases. The webliographies below list dozens of librarian-selected free Internet sites for a wide variety of subjects -- for example, the Small Business Administration and the Census Bureau [If you have difficulty accessing or using the databases, please contact the Reference Department at 441-8530 for assistance.]
* Please Note: The presence of a link on this site does not constitute an endorsement by Lincoln City Libraries.
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This Research Pathfinder created in September 2009 bb -- Last updated in October 2014 sdc
October 23, 2014 by sdc
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October 23, 2014 by sdc
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Bennett Martin Public Library houses the central Reference Collection for the library system. A selection of essential reference materials are also available at each library branch to assist you with your informational needs.
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- Microfilm Reference Collection -- Misc Local Topics
- The Vertical Files Collection of the Lincoln City Libraries
- Starkweather: Murder on the Plains -- 1957-58
- The Mayors of Lincoln, Nebraska -- 1871 to Present
- The Governors of the State of Nebraska -- 1854 to Present
Are you interested in the materials and resources available at the library about people, issues and events in the news? Click on the subject below for more information.
- Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004: The Death of a President [June 2004]
- Nebraskan Ted Kooser named Poet Laureate of the United States [August 2004]
- 2004 Summer Olympic Games - Athens, Greece [August/September 2004]
- Johnny Carson, 1925-2005: The Life and Death of "The King of Late Night" [January 2005]
- 2006 Winter Olympic Games - Torino, Italy [February 2006]
- Abraham Lincoln On-Line Resources [February 2009]
If you're looking for the readers' services that used to reside here on the Reference Department page of the Lincoln City Libraries site...they've moved! We invite you to come visit BookGuide site, where our Readers Advisory staff members, both downtown and at the branches, are available to assist you in selecting material for your pleasure reading, using both printed and on-line resources. Browse our expanded selection of themed Booklists, Award-winners and Author Read-alikes. Check out the current New York Times Bestsellers Lists for hardback fiction and non-fiction. See what folks are reading in the current national Media Book Clubs like the Oprah Book Club and Today Show Book Club. Join one of our Book Talk or Book Discussion Groups in person, or join one of our Online Book Clubs and start receiving portions of books in your daily e-mail. Check out what the library staff are reading with our Staff Recommendations. Subscribe to our Books, Movies & More! newsletters -- receive reading and viewing recommendations in your e-mail. Submit your own Customer Reviews or Readerlists to share with other readers. Check out our Lincoln Journal Star's book review index.
Reference Department at Bennett Martin Public Library received the 2005 BBB Resource AwardClick Here to read about this special May 2005 event!
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October 22, 2014 by pjorgensen
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.
Mom's Night Out at the Library Set for Friday
Players from the Lincoln Stars Hockey Team Will Visit Lincoln City Libraries' Storytime in November
Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups
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October 22, 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 "Central Library Vision and Concept Study" and has adopted this Position Statement. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.
E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb Friedman, PresidentBoard meetings
Donna Marvin, Vice-President
Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets the 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:
- January 21, 8:00 a.m., South Branch (rescheduled to January 28 due to lack of quorum)
- January 28
- February 18
- March 18, 6:00 p.m., Williams Branch
- April 15
- May 20
- Tuesday, June 10, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch (Budget Hearing)
- June 17, 6:00 p.m., Gere Branch
- July 15
- August 19, 8:00 a.m., Bethany Branch
- September 16
- October 21, 6:00 p.m., Anderson Branch
- November 18
- December 16, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch
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 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.
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes October 21, 2014 Agenda pending September 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes August 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes 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
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.
- Authorization to Purge Late Fines and Fees from Circulation Records
- Behavior Policy: Inappropriate and/or Illegal Conduct
- Bookmobile Service Priorities
- Circulation Policies
- Closing Policy
- Cooperation with NonPublic Entities
- Display and Distribution of Free Materials
- Internet Policy
- Library Rules & Behavior
- Materials Selection
- Meeting Room Use
- Minors in the Library
- Naming of Facilities
- Public Comment
- Refreshments at Library Programs
- Registration Policy
- Use of Common Area in and Around Library Facilities
- Volunteer Policy
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October 08, 2014 by pjorgensen
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.
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.
Storytimes for Families
The entire family is welcome to enjoy crafts and storytime from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., except where other times are noted.
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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