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Library Board of Trustees

May 06, 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.

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:

2015 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 21, 2015 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
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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Hours, locations, and phone numbers

May 05, 2015 by qcjosh
TeleCirc Automated Renewal
(402) 441-8506

Administration
Lincoln City Libraries
136 South 14th Street (68508)
(14th & N Streets)
3rd Floor
(402) 441-8500
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (see below for public service hours)

Map of Lincoln City Libraries locations

Click on a marker to view information about that location

View Lincoln City Libraries Locations in a larger map


Lincoln City Libraries Facebook Page
One Book One Lincoln Facebook Page
Lincoln City Libraries Podcasts Facebook Page

Lincoln Teenpage

Polley Music Library Facebook Page

Lincoln City Libraries provides service from the following locations during the hours listed, with the exception of holiday closings.

Bennett Martin Public Library

Bennett Martin Public Library136 South 14th Street (68508)
(S. 14th & N Streets)
(402) 441-8500

Monday - Saturday :   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Please note: the City-owned parking garage a block north of Bennett Martin Public Library offers free parking for the first hour.

BMPL Courtyard in SpringAdministration
3rd Floor
(402) 441-8500

Regular hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
3rd Floor
(402) 441-8516

Regular hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Polley Music Library
2nd Floor
(402) 441-8520

Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: closed
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: closed

Note: The Polley Music Library is staffed during the hours listed above. Most materials are available to the public during normal library hours. 

Reference Service

1st Floor
(402) 441-8530

Language and Literacy Room
1st Floor
(402) 441-8530 to reserve or for more information

Youth Services
1st Floor
(402) 441-8566

TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf)
(402) 441-8589

"Guerilla Gardeners" in the courtyard at Bennett Martin Public Library

Volunteer group "Guerilla Gardeners," working in the courtyard at Bennett Martin Public Library. There are many volunteer opportunities in Lincoln City Libraries. (Photo courtesy of Jay Conrad and Nancy Busch.)


Victor E. Anderson Branch
Victor E. Anderson Branch
3635 Touzalin Avenue (68507)
(Fremont St. & Touzalin Ave.)
(402) 441-8540

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bethany Branch Bethany Branch
1810 North Cotner Boulevard (68505)
(N. Cotner Blvd. / N. 66th St. & Francis St.)
(402) 441-8550

Monday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   Closed

Loren Corey Eiseley Branch Loren Corey Eiseley Branch

1530 Superior Street (68521)
(N. 15th & Superior Streets)
(402) 441-4250

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Charles H. Gere Branch
Charles H. Gere Branch
2400 South 56th Street (68506)
(S. 56th St. & Normal Blvd.)
(402) 441-8560

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


South Branch
South Branch
2675 South Street (68502)
(S. 27th & South Streets)
(402) 441-8570

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Bess Dodson Walt Branch
Walt Branch
6701 South 14th Street (68512)
(South of Old Cheney Road on S. 14th , near Cooper YMCA)
(402) 441-4460

Monday - Thursday:   10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday:   12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dan A. Williams Branch LibraryDan A. Williams Branch

5000 Mike Scholl Street (68524)
(NW 48th & W. Cuming Streets, in the Arnold Elementary School; enter from West Cuming Street)
(402) 441-8580

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Summer Hours, May 22 through August 11:
2:00 - 6:00 every day

The Williams Branch follows the Lincoln Public Schools closings in case of inclement weather.

 

BookmobileLied Bookmobile
Lied Bookmobile information is available on our Bookmobile Service page. Note: the Lied Bookmobile Schedule is subject to change, especially in winter weather.
Holiday Closing Schedule
Here is the schedule of closings for the 2014-2015 fiscal year:

Date Day Holiday
August 31, 2014
Sunday Day before Labor Day
September 1, 2014 Monday Labor Day
November 11, 2014 Tuesday Veterans' Day
November 27, 2014 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 28, 2014 Friday Day after Thanksgiving
December 24, 2014 Wednesday Christmas Eve (early closing, 2:00 PM)
December 25, 2014 Thursday Christmas Day
December 31, 2014 Wednesday New Year's Eve (early closing, 4:00 PM)
January 1, 2015 Thursday New Years Day
January 19, 2015 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 16, 2015 Monday Presidents' Day
March 27, 2015 Friday Staff Inservice Day
April 5, 2015 Sunday Easter Sunday
May 24, 2015 Sunday Day before Memorial Day
May 25, 2015 Monday Memorial Day
July 3, 2015 Friday Day before Independence Day
July 4, 2015 Saturday Independence Day



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Storytimes

April 24, 2015 by pjorgensen


Linc

Baby Storytimes
Toddler Time
Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes for Families
Printable Storytime Schedule (PDF)

If schools are closed due to bad weather, storytimes are canceled.

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

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
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.
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
February 2: Love is in the Air

Canceled
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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Summer Reading Program

April 21, 2015 by pjorgensen
May 22 to July 31, 2015

Every Hero Has a StoryThis 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 contact@cslpreads.org for more information.


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Contact Us

April 20, 2015 by Webmaster

You can also contact us through our Feedback and Comments form. Comments can also be e-mailed to library@lincolnlibraries.org

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.

To suggest an item for the library to consider for purchase, please use our Suggest-a-Title form. Separate forms are available for reporting problems with this Web site and requesting helpwith our downloadable audiobooks and eBooks
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Administration
Director
Pat Leach
(402) 441-8510
e-mail address

Assistant Director
Julee Hector
(402) 441-8511
e-mail address

Administrative Aide
Barbara Hansen
(402) 441-8512
e-mail address
Youth Services
Supervisor
Vicki Wood
(402) 441-8565
e-mail address
Polley Music Library
Music Librarian
Carolyn Dow
(402) 441-8527
e-mail address
Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Curator
Erin Willis
(402) 441-8516
e-mail address
Outreach Services
Interlibrary Loan
(402) 441-8537
e-mail address

Home Outreach by Mail
(402) 441-8537
e-mail address
Support Services
Coordinator
Tammy Teasley
(402) 441-8593
e-mail address
Virtual Services
Coordinator
Rod Cummings
(402) 441-8522
e-mail address

Manager
Peter Jorgensen
(402) 441-8587
e-mail address
Branch Managers
Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 68508, (402) 441-8500
South Branch Library, 2675 South Street, 68502, (402) 441-8570
Julie Beno
(402) 441-8535
e-mail address

Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 68507, (402) 441-8540
Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, 68505, (402) 441-8550
Kim Shelley
(402) 441-8542
e-mail address

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
Sheila Jacobs
(402) 441-4252
e-mail address

Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 68506, (402) 441-8560
Brenda Ealey, Branch Manager
(402) 441-8562
e-mail address

Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 68512, (402) 441-4460
Jodene Glaesemann
(402) 441-4462
e-mail address


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