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Pathfinder - Small Business

April 18, 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: reference@lincolnlibraries.org

 


 

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.

 

PRINT RESOURCES

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]

* Please Note: The presence of a link on this site does not constitute an endorsement by Lincoln City Libraries.


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Main Library Homepage

 

This Research Pathfinder created in September 2009 bb -- Last updated in November 2012 sdc



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Storytimes

April 17, 2014 by pjorgensen

Linc

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.

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.
Wednesday, 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."
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.

Williams Branch Library
See under Storytimes for Families

 

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.

Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Avenue, 402-441-8540
Fourth Thursday of the month
January 23: Winter Wonderland
February 27: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
March 27: Think Spring
April 24: Earth Day Hooray
May 22: Fizz Boom Read: It’s Summer Reading

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street, 402-441-4250
Every Sunday, 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street, 402-441-8560
Fourth Monday of the month
January 27: Pajama Party—wear your pj’s
February 24: Seuss-abration!
March 24: What can you do with a stick?
April 28: Hop, Skip, & Jump
May 19: Fizz, Boom, Read: It’s Summer Reading

Plant a Garden at SouthPlant a Garden at South
Come and help us plant some flowers at South Branch Library, Monday, May 5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.! Planting at 6:30, flower stories at 7:00. Part of South Branch Library's Family Storytimes.
Silly Socks Family Storytime at Walt Branch

Silly Socks Family Storytime at Walt Branch
South Branch Library
2675 South Street, 402-441-8570
Every Monday

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460
Second Tuesday of the Month
January 14: Ninjas @ the Library!
February 11: A Tropical Island Adventure! - Wear your sunglasses or sunhat
March 11: Sleepy Time Tales - wear your pj’s
April 8: Silly Socks - wear your silliest socks
May 13: How Does Your Garden Grow?
And every Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30.

Williams Branch Library
5000 Mike Scholl Street (NW 48th Street and West Cuming)
402-441-8590
Every Monday: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.




 



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Feature Articles and Photos

April 11, 2014 by pjorgensen


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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 libraryboard@lincolnlibraries.org

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

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

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

Martha Florence
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

Carol Speicher

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

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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Special Events

April 07, 2014 by pjorgensen


Be sure to also keep an eye on these special events for teens, special Storytimes, and Programs and Events for everyone!

Stuffed Animal Tea PartyStuffed Animal Tea Party
Monday, April 7, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
For preschool age children (part of South's Storytimes for Families)
Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special tea party at the library. After the tea party there will be a party themed storytime!

Lego SundaysLego Sundays
Third Sunday of every month, through May, 2014
(Fourth Sunday in January and April)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! The third Sunday of every month (fourth Sunday in April) will be devoted to Legos! Each month we'll have a new theme to build, whether it is the pyramids and ziggurats or a new city on the Moon. This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

 




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