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March 26, 2015 by pjorgensen
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March 25, 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 email@example.com
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 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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March 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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February 18, 2015 by pjorgensen
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 March through May is now available.
Map of Lied Bookmobile stops
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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January 23, 2015 by pjorgensen
If you are having trouble accessing our Research Resources from outside the library (for example, you are not asked for your library card number, or after entering your card number you are asked for a user name and password), please look over this list of possible causes:
- I'm not being asked for my library card number.
Be sure you start from our Research Resources page each time you use our Research Resources - bookmarking individual resources in your browser usually doesn't work.
If you are starting from the correct page, are you behind a firewall or other security software that is blocking access? Your firewall must allow access to port 2048 to allow you to log into our resources. Some resources may also require access to other ports within these ranges:
Some Internet Service Providers may have firewalls that block some of these ports; you may need to contact your ISP to find out how to correct this problem.
- I entered my card number, but it says my identification is not recognized.
Be sure you enter all 14 digits of your library card number, with no spaces or punctuation.
If you're sure you entered your card number correctly, please check with library staff. Cards that have not been used to check out materials for five years and cards that have been reported lost are removed from our database and cannot be used to access Research Resources.
- I entered my card number, but I'm being asked for a Username and Password.
- I entered my card number, but it says my computer is not recognized.
These symptoms have several possible causes:
- Some resources require you to register and login even after you have entered your card number.
In these cases, you will be given the opportunity to choose your own user name and password. If you are asked to register and then told that your computer is not recognized, it is probably due to a firewall or other security software; see the section on blocked referrer information below.
- Is your browser accepting cookies?
You must have cookies enabled in your browser to log into these Research Resources.
- Are there old browser cookies or temporary Internet files interfering with logging in?
Clear your cookies and temporary (cached) files from your browser, and try logging in again; using a different browser may also help.
- Are your Internet security settings too restrictive?
You may need to lower your security settings to log in to some resources.
- Are you using other Internet security, privacy, or firewall software that blocks referrer information?
Internet security, privacy, and firewall software that blocks your browser from sending referrer information can cause problems with accessing some resources. (Examples of this kind of software would be Norton Internet Security, Norton Personal Firewall, and ZoneAlarm.) Some Internet Service Providers may have firewalls that block referrer information; you may need to contact your ISP to find out how to correct this problem. Here are some additional tips for correcting this problem.
- Some resources require you to register and login even after you have entered your card number.
- After I've logged in with my library card, I'm taken to a different resource than the one I clicked on.
Are you using a computer at an institution that has its own collection of resources or databases? If you are using a computer at another institution (such as Lincoln Public Schools, Southeast Community College, or the University of Nebraska) that subscribes to resources from the same companies that we do, you may be restricted to that institution's resources instead of those that Lincoln City Libraries subscribes to, even after you've logged in through our Web site.
- I was able to access this resource yesterday, but it won't let me in today.
Occasionally our resource providers experience technical problems or perform maintenance on their computers, and occasionally our own automated system is down for similar reasons. In these cases you may simply need to wait and try again another time.
If you have Internet security, privacy, or firewall software that blocks your browser from sending referrer information, you will need to tell the software to allow the sending of referrer information to the domains used by our subscription resources and our online forms. While we are unable to provide specific instructions on configuring your software, the table below shows the addresses your software will need to allow.
Some Internet Service Providers may have firewalls that block referrer information; you may need to contact your ISP to find out how to correct this problem. Windstream Broadband users should follow the instructions on this Windstream Support page to set their firewall to a lower level, or turn it off entirely. If you turn the Windstream firewall off, we strongly recommend that you have another firewall in place (for example, the one built into recent versions of Windows).
|If you are having trouble using these resources||Add these addresses|
|Lincoln City Libraries' online forms||*.lincolnlibraries.org
Classical Music Library
Contemporary World Music
Jazz Music Library
Popular Music Library
Smithsonian Global Sound
These resources also require that port 1755 is not blocked
|Biography Reference Bank
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Magazine Article Search
Teacher Reference Center
|Lincoln Journal Star||*.newsbank.com|
|Morningstar Library Edition||*.morningstar.com|
|OverDrive (downloadable audiobooks)||*.overdrive.com
|Testing & Education Reference Center||*.galegroup.com
|Transparent Language Online||*.transparent.com
|Value Line Investment Survey||*.valueline.com|
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