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Williams Branch Library Announces New Summer Hours

Open house is set for June 5

Dan A. Williams BranchLincoln City Libraries has announced new summer hours, effective Friday, May 24, for the Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike Scholl Street (north side of Arnold Elementary School). The new hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The change is being made to better accommodate family schedules when school is not in session.

Williams Branch will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, to welcome the community to the library and share information about summer activities. Visitors should use the West Cuming Street entrance.

Start Time Changed for Storytimes

ABC blocksLincoln City Libraries has changed the start time for its storytimes for children with special needs. The free programs on the third Thursday of each month will now begin at 6:30 p.m. and will continue to end at 7 p.m. The sessions at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, provide a more controlled environment, and are best suited for children 2 to 8 years of age. The next three events are May 16, June 20 and July 18. Preregistration is not required.

In addition to books, singing and flannel boards, these sessions will incorporate sensory activities beyond sight and sound. The program is conducted away from distractions and offers an adjoining room in case participants need a quiet space.

Libraries Host Free Stop the Bleed Classes in May

Lincoln City Libraries will host four free Stop the Bleed training classes in May. The courses coincide with Stop the Bleed Month, a nationwide campaign to highlight emergency first aid training. Classes are limited to 20 participants each. Call 402-441-8503 to register.

The training schedule is as follows:

According to the American College of Surgeons, citizen responders will almost always be first on the scene of an emergency medical situation, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive. Because an injured person can die from blood loss within minutes, those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

The training program is presented by the City of Lincoln Risk Management Division and Bryan Health. Training is appropriate for teens and adults and lasts about an hour.

More information on Stop the Bleed is available at

Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares

You can help support the Library through the Lincoln Cares program. Enroll today at or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!

Book Reviews from LPD

Enjoy these fun book reviews from the Lincoln Police Department, partly filmed at Gere Branch Library!

Detained by the librarian?

Officer Bonkiewicz finds himself detained by librarians, rejected by publishers, and scolded by Chief Bliemeister as he reviews “The Cat in the Hat” in this edition of LPD Book Review. And remember, if your class is reading a book that you’d like us to review, contact us at If we pick your book, Officer Bonkiewicz will come to your class for a book discussion…with pizza! Thank you to the Lincoln City Libraries. @Dr. Seuss

Posted by Lincoln Police Department on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

What can Lincoln's hamsters teach us about life?

Officer Bonkiewicz sets off to find out what Lincoln's hamsters can teach us about life in the very first LPD Book Review. Oh, and if your class is reading a book that you’d like us to review, contact us at If we pick your book, Officer Bonkiewicz will come to your class for a book discussion…with pizza!Cathedral Eagles Lincoln lLincoln City Libraries Betty G. Birney Betty G. Birney

Posted by Lincoln Police Department on Thursday, March 7, 2019