Because many people in our community are facing social distancing measures in the weeks ahead, Lincoln City Libraries is offering an on-line program designed to encourage reading, and engage children, families, and adults in activities designed to keep everyone healthy, happy, and hopefully busy.
Join our Spring into Reading Challenge and log reading time, take part in activities, and earn tickets towards prize packages of your choice.
If you registered for any of our Summer or Winter Reading Challenges, you have a Beanstack account. Sign in with your username and password at lincolnlibraries.beanstack.org/users/sign_in. Our Spring into Reading Challenge will pop up when you log in.
If you have forgotten your user name, click on the CONTACT US link in the lower left corner of the Beanstack homepage and we’ll look it up for you.
If you’ve forgotten your password, click on the I FORGOT MY PASSWORD link and reset your password.
Visit our Beanstack site at https://lincolnlibraries.beanstack.org/reader365 Follow the prompts to register as an individual or as a family, or a group.
After this, all you have to do is log. You can log, daily, weekly or monthly for each Reader using your Beanstack account. For example, if you register today, and you read five days this week, sign in to your Beanstack account and click on the blue Add to the Log button. Make sure the correct Reader profile name is displayed. The date you are logging will be in the box. If you click log, you are logged for that date. If you click in the date box, you can log for any previous dates that you read.
We can’t offer a paper option at this time because of the libraries being closed, so to participate, you will need a Beanstack account.
You can put the tickets you earned for reading or activities into a random drawing for any of these cool prizes:
The 18 activities are divided into two categories: Active Mind, Active Body, and From the Comfort of Your Couch
Complete three activities and earn a badge, and a ticket.
You can download the Beanstack Tracker app on the Apple App Store, or through Google Play for Android devices.
TumbleBook Library – Animated, talking picture books and other e-Books for kids. (A mobile app for Apple and Android devices is available for this resource.)
TumbleMath – Math e-Books for grades K-6.
Explora Primary – A search interface for grade school students, covering a selection of our resources.
Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclodedia – Great for homework questions!
Novelist K-8 – Helping students in grade school and middle school find great books to read!
Testing and Education Reference Center – Basic Skills and ACT practice tests for High School students.
Great Websites for Kids – A selection of sites recommended by our own Lincoln City Libraries staff.
The new process is as follows:
Online materials checked out are automatically returned on their due dates.
If you have Interlibrary Loan checkouts and have questions about their due dates, please contact our Interlibrary Loan office at 402-441-8537.
Williams Branch in Arnold Elementary School will be closed as long as public schools are not in session.
The Lied Bookmobile’s service is suspended until further notice.
All programming is cancelled, and all meeting room reservations are also cancelled.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development is soliciting public comment through April 21 on the following proposed documents:
A public hearing regarding these documents will occur on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Bennett Martin Public Library is mentioned as a way to review these proposed documents. Due to our closure, if you are interested in reviewing these documents, you can view the documents electronically at https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/2020-2024. For additional information about the documents, please see this news release.
Lincoln City Libraries’ Annual Report for 2018-19 is now available.