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Internship Applications Being Accepted

Applications are being accepted through March 22 for a limited number of summer internships for high school and college students at Lincoln City Libraries.

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!

Lincoln City Libraries Hosts Special Needs Storytimes

ABC blocksBeginning 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.

Library Discussion Series Continues in March

taco 'Bout It TopicsThe 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:

  • March 11 – Dean Settle, Metro Gallery owner, will discuss the Lincoln art scene and offer advice on purchasing affordable art from local dealers.
  • April 8 – Jamie Granquist, BikeLNK City Manager, and Kelley Van Bruggen, City Transportation Planner, will discuss a bike-friendly downtown and the success of the bike share program.

Lincoln City Libraries Victorious in Winter Reading Challenge

Winter Reading Challenge 2019 logo

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:

  • Kindle Paperwhite eReader – Noah Hensley
  • $50 gift certificate to The Mill, Francie and Finch Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, or the Marcus Theatres – Enny Marrs, Mary McCandless, Donald Schmidt, Vikki Hawkins, Mary Boyington, Benjamin Davis, James Huston, Anthony Brown, Mike Page, and Kathy Ashley.
  • Classroom pizza party – Crystal Starr’s sixth grade class at Schoo Middle School; Mrs. Heimes’ ninth grade class at Lincoln Southwest High School; Cody Wallinger’s seventh grade class at St. Joseph’s Catholic School; Janet Marcelino’s first grade class at Rousseau Elementary; and Amanda Deras’ fourth grade class at Kooser Elementary.

Beanstack by Zoobean is software that helps create, manage, and measure reading challenges.