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Library Board of Trustees

October 17, 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 has adopted this Position Statement. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Main Library.

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

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

Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
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

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

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

Board meetings

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:

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.

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
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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Storytimes

October 08, 2014 by pjorgensen


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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
Spooky (but not too spooky) StorytimeSpooky (but not too spooky) Storytime
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Join us for seasonal stories about things that go bump in the night! Please feel free to dress up or come as you are, all are welcome.
Lincoln Stars
Players from the Lincoln Stars Hockey Team Will Visit Lincoln City Libraries' Storytime in November
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.

Prickly, Poky Fun with Hedgehog at Walt Branch, September 9, 2014

Prickly, Poky Fun with Hedgehog at Walt Branch, September 9, 2014
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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Announcements and Press Releases

October 08, 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. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Main Library.

Players from the Lincoln Stars Hockey Team Will Visit Lincoln City Libraries' Storytime in November
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Lincoln Stars hockey team during the month of November. Players will visit certain preschool storytimes, read aloud to the children, and teach them a little about the game and the equipment.

Lincoln Stars"We are excited by the opportunity given to us by the Lincoln City Libraries for our Stars players to meet and interact with children from the community. Many of these children look up to the players as role models, and we feel it is our obligation to set a good example and encourage reading on a daily basis." Alanna Morse, Head of Business Development, Lincoln Stars.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, November 5, 10:30 a.m., South Library
Thursday, November 6, 10:30 a.m. Bethany Library
Wednesday, November 12, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Library
Tuesday, November 18, 10:30 a.m., Gere Library
Wednesday, November 19, 10:30 a.m., Eiseley Library
Thursday, November 20, 10:30 a.m., Bennett Martin Library
Tuesday, November 25, 10:30 a.m., Walt Library

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, and newcomers are always welcome. This program is free and open to the public.

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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Hey, Read This!

September 26, 2014 by pjorgensen

Hey, Read This!

eyeglasses graphic

Books listed are chosen to represent the wide world of literature. While there is something for everyone, not every title listed will be of interest to, or appropriate for, every reader. Check with your librarian for more suggestions.

Check out these new booklists - three of our new Books, Movies & More pages!

More Book Recommendations

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2014

A Little Dark Reading

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2012

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2011

Sarah's Teen Read Week List 2010

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2010

Susan's Summer Reading List, 2010

Sarah's TeensRead List, Summer 2010

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults: 2010 Finalists

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2009

Best Books for Young Adults From the American Library Association

The Hot List! Check the most popular items on the teen advance reservations list!

Susan's Picks, Winter 2008 Also available as a two-part audio podcast; the podcasts also include books for adults:

Podcast of this book talk  Part 1
Podcast of this book talk  Part 2 

 

Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2008 (This list includes books for younger readers)

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2008

Fanged Fiction

Sarah's Teen Book List, Spring 2008 An audio podcast based on this list is also available: podcast graphic

 

Susan's Picks, Spring 2008 Also available as an audio podcast: podcast graphic

Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2007 (This list includes books for younger readers)

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2007

Books for Young People: A Gere Branch Books Talk Presentation - Feb 5, 2007

Award Winning Books

Game On! Fiction for Gaming Fans

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2006

Susan's Teen Read Week Book List 2005

Susan's Picks - March 2005

Susan's Picks - 2004

Young Adult Booktalks, Spring 2004

Golden Sower Awards

Golden Sower Award Nominees From the Past

Teen Book Club Teen Book Club
The online Teen Book Club is one of eleven online book clubs available through Lincoln City Libraries. Sign up and you'll receive brief daily sections of the books in your specified categories via your e-mail account. Each day's entry will be approximately 5 minutes worth of reading material. Click the book cover image to get more information.



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Job Opportunities at Lincoln City Libraries

September 18, 2014 by pjorgensen

Regular Employment

For information, application forms, or supplemental questionnaires for most Lincoln City Libraries jobs, please visit the City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Human Resources Department Web site.

Applications for these jobs must be made through the Human Resources Department:

City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Human Resources Department
555 S 10th St, Rm 107
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-7596 / (402) 441-7597 (TDD)
Applications for Library Aide (Shelver) positions should be made at Lincoln City Library locations. These are part-time positions (15-20 hours/week).
  • Nature of Work: Shelving library materials, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Salary: minimum wage
  • Benefits: None.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ability to shelve and retrieve materials weighing up to 25 pounds on shelves 3" to 8' in height. Ability to push, pull, stoop, and lift.

Lincoln City Libraries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Persons of all races, religions, genders, national origins, and ages are encouraged to apply.


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