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April 11, 2014 by pjorgensen

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7 More Ways the Library Can Save You Money

April 11, 2014 by storysean

Energize your household budget 

The following tips are great ways to cut costs at home, while using the library.

1. Give your furnace a rest and enjoy the warmth at all eight library locations. Most libraries are open seven days a week with convenient hours. Relax and spend some time in a comfortable chair with a good book or magazine.

2. Get ideas and how-to instruction from our vast holdings on home improvement. Choose from wide-ranging topics like tiling a bathroom to wiring a new electrical outlet. Find the information in step-by-step books and videos/DVDs. Our library also offers remote access to many home-improvement magazines.

3. On the look out for new sheet music? Polley music library has thousands of compositions and arrangements available for checkout. Consult with the Polley librarian to find out all about the wide-ranging music styles and sheet music they make available to the public.

4. Investigate our free legal forms before paying for one. Lincoln City Libraries offers many forms, both online and in books for users to consult. Some specific forms many find useful include: estate planning, rental agreements, and power of attorney.  Lincoln City Libraries cannot recommend or provide legal advice for our customers, but we can show you our resources.

5. Don't despair, repair! Try your hand at automobile repair. We offer repair manuals and wiring diagrams for many foreign and domestic cars.These resources are available at each library location and online.

6. Checkout a game from the library. Did you know the library has video games to borrow? Preview the titles and place your free holds. Many of our titles are geared towards family play and can be enjoyed by players of all ages.

7. Save subscription fees and membership costs by using Morningstar Investment Research Center and ValueLine Investment Research Center either from home or at any library location. These resources can help you keep track of your stocks, mutual funds, and more.

See the first 7 Ways the Library Can Save You Money

Would you like some more information on how much your library is saving you out-of-pocket?  Visit our Library Value Calculator and find out what Lincoln City Libraries could save you.

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7 Ways Your Library Can Save You Money

April 11, 2014 by storysean

Energize your household budget

The following tips are great ways to cut costs at home, while using the library.

1.    “Subscribe” to the library. Have you cut out magazine subscriptions at home or stopped the paper? Come to your local library branch to read the current issues of your favorite magazines. Don’t forget you can check-out back issues of almost all magazine subscriptions and take them home.  Many people don’t know that they can also access online periodical (magazine) databases on the library website.  You can easily connect to thousands of full-text articles in your favorite magazines and newspapers.  Take a look at our online magazine databases at

2.    “Watch” a movie from the library. Did you know the library has current DVDs and music CDs?  Take a break from high rental rates and choose a DVD at one of our eight locations for a family movie night. We might even have the hard-to-find title your local video store can’t get in for you. Can you really afford not to check-out a movie with no rental fee?

3.    “Read” first then buy.  Do you buy a lot of books?  Think about checking books out and then buying those you can’t do without.  The library can find just about any title you can imagine.  If we don’t own it, we can most likely get it from another library in the United States or world. Inter-Library Loan is a great low-cost service for those whose need the hard-to-find titles.

4.    “Access” our Internet and Wi-Fi.  Each Lincoln City Libraries location has free Internet and Wi-Fi available.  Make it a habit to enjoy our spaces and save at the same time.  Don’t be afraid to come in and enjoy our locations to escape the heat or find comfort away from the cold.

5.     “Attend” free programs at the library.  Your library offers comprehensive programming for both kids and adults.  These high quality programs include music, computer classes, guest speakers, book groups, arts and crafts, movies, and more.  Our summer reading programs for kids attracts thousands of attendees each year.  And One Book One Lincoln programming has become one of the signature adult events each year.  

6.    “Save” gas and walk to one of the local branches near home.  While there, research which cars are most economical, learn how to reduce your carbon footprint, and maximize household savings by learning how to reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency.

7.    “Find” a new job or learn a new skill.  When you’re in, take a look at our résumé building books or job-hunting resources.  Some of these resources can even be accessed from home as eBooks.  You’ll also be amazed at the variety of free classes the library offers throughout the year.  It’s never too late to add some new tricks to your bag.  Energize your job search with tips from Lincoln City Libraries.

See seven more ways the library can save you money

Would you like some more information on how much your library is saving you out-of-pocket?  Visit our Library Value Calculator and find out what Lincoln City Libraries could save you.

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Library Board of Trustees

April 11, 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."

Board members

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

Herb Schimek, President
Term: 2010-2017

Herb Friedman, Vice-President
Term: 2011-2018

Donna Marvin, Treasurer
Term: 2012-2016

Martha Florence
Term 2011-2013

Kathy McKillip
Term: 2009-2014

Lowell Berg
Term: 2014-2015

Carol Speicher

Term: 2012-2019

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.

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2014 Agenda pending
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
July 23, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 16, 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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Pathfinder - Small Business

April 04, 2014 by sdc
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Small Business Pathfinder
posted October 2009
created by Bob B.

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:
  • An address or telephone number
  • The website for a company, name of the CEO,....
  • A list of all the businesses with more than 10 employees in Beatrice, or Hastings, or...
  • A list of motels and restaurants in Grand Island, or Nebraska City, or...
  • The cost of living in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Average pay rates for selected occupations in North Platte, or York, or...
  • Address and phone for the Chamber of Commerce in St. Joseph, MO, or...
  • The latest Consumer Price Index
  • Who has a certain telephone number or address
  • Income tax forms
We can copy and fax a limited number of pages to you, at $0.25 a page, or mail information to you.

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:



Resources in Our Collection

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.



Laws and Taxes -- for example, Directories -- for example,
Magazines and Newsletters -- for example, How-To Books -- General -- for example,
How-To Books -- Specific Businesses -- for example,
In the News - On-Line Resources

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.]

Database: Ebsco MasterFILE [Index of magazine/journal articles - many full-text]  
Database: Wilson Omnifile & Biographies Plus [Index of magazine/journal articles - many full-text; plus - biographical profiles]
Database: eLibrary [Index of magazine/newspaper/radio articles - many full-text]
Database: New York Times [Database of articles from the NYT, 1999 to present]
Database: Nebraska Small Business Forms [for Nebraska Businesses specifically]
Database: Business Reference e-Books [includes the Business Plans Handbook and the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance]
Database: Reference USA [a nationwide business and residential phone directory]
Lincoln City Libraries Webliography: Business and Consumer Resources
Lincoln City Libraries Webliography: Local and State Government Resources
Lincoln City Libraries Webliography: Federal Government Resources
Lincoln City Libraries Webliography: JobSearch and Career Planning Resources

* 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 November 2012 sdc

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