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Beginning March 21, Lincoln City Libraries will offer free storytimes for children with special needs on the third Thursday of each month, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. These sessions are for children and their families who may require a more controlled environment, and are best suited for children 2 to 8 years of age. Preregistration is not required.
In addition to books, singing, and flannel boards, these sessions will incorporate sensory activities beyond sight and sound. The library welcomes children of all abilities, as it seeks to create an inclusive environment. This program is conducted away from distractions and offers an adjoining room in case participants need a quiet space.
The Lincoln City Libraries “Taco ‘Bout It” discussion series continues March 11 with a conversation about art at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. The series occurs on the second Monday of each month and features build-your-own tacos, followed by a presentation and question and answer session about topics of interest. Reservations are not required.
Taco fixings will be available at 6 p.m., and the discussions start at 6:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) announced Monday that it is one of the national winners of Beanstack’s Second Annual Winter Reading Challenge. Lincoln participants read for more than 3 million minutes. The program, sponsored by billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban, challenged 250 libraries nationally to meet a collective goal of reading at least 5 million minutes and 75,000 books in January.
LCL will donate its share of a $35,000 prize to the Begin with Books program, which provides new books to low-income families. LCL was also a national winner last year, with readers logging more than 1.5 million minutes. Local reading challenge winners include:
Beanstack by Zoobean is software that helps create, manage, and measure reading challenges.
Local therapy dog organization, Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, provides this wonderful opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 who have experienced reading difficulties or who just need to practice their reading. Therapy teams are partnered with children who polish their skills by reading aloud to a dog. Children read to dogs in 20-minute shifts, once a week for six weeks. The spring session will run from March 5th to April 14th. Pre-registration is required for most branches. Please register by contacting the person listed at the branch where you wish to register your child. The schedule is as follows: