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.
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) to host events for preschool, teen and adult audiences as part of Money Smart Week® April 18 through 25. The public awareness campaign was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Jennifer Davidson, President of the NCEE, will present finance information for teens at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20 at Gere Branch Library. The program on first jobs, paychecks, credit scores, college financing and other topics is specifically geared for teens, but all ages are welcome. Becky Barnard from NCEE will present the program for adults at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Walt Branch Library. She will provide information about healthy eating on a budget, show how to prepare healthy and economical food and offer samples.
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.
Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups
April 24, 2015 by pjorgensen
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April 24, 2015 by pjorgensen
If schools are closed due to bad weather, storytimes are canceled.
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.
Except in May – 3rd Monday
January 26: Music Makers
February 23: Seuss-abration!
March 23: Zoo Hullabaloo
April 27: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
May 18: Every Hero Has a Story
South Branch Library
2675 South Street, 402-441-8570
First Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m.
January 5: Let it Snow
March 2: Spring is Here
April 6: Let it Rain
May 4: It’s Almost Summer
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates
January 13: Mustaches
February 10: Tropical Island Adventures
March 10: Cookies
April 14: Dinosaurs
May 12: Big Eaters
(& 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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April 21, 2015 by pjorgensen
|May 22 to July 31, 2015
This year's Summer Reading Program begins May 22! Here is a branch by branch list of our special events!
Summer Reading images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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April 20, 2015 by Webmaster
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If you have a reference question, please text us or use our Instant Messaging service for quick questions, or you can use the form on our Ask a Librarian page for more involved questions.
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SupervisorPolley Music Library
Music LibrarianHeritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Interlibrary LoanSupport Services
Home Outreach by Mail
Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 68508, (402) 441-8500
South Branch Library, 2675 South Street, 68502, (402) 441-8570
Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 68507, (402) 441-8540
Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, 68505, (402) 441-8550
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 68521, (402) 441-4250
Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike Scholl Street, 68524, (402) 441-8580
Bookmobile, (402) 441-8545
Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 68506, (402) 441-8560
Brenda Ealey, Branch Manager
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 68512, (402) 441-4460
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April 17, 2015 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:
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 April 21, 2015 Agenda pending March 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes February 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes January 20, 2015
Agenda Minutes December 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes November 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes October 21, 2014 Agenda Minutes 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
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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