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Applicants Sought for Library Board Vacancy

Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) is accepting applications through Wednesday, July 13 to fill a vacancy on the Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees. Members of the seven-member board are appointed by the Lincoln City Council, with the seven-year term running from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2029. The current board will review the applications and forward its recommendations to the City Council.

Applicants must be Lincoln residents and must attend monthly board meetings and committee meetings as scheduled. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a board appointment information form to library@lincoln.ne.gov or to mail to:

“Candidate Search,”
Lincoln City Libraries
136 S. 14th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508

The board appointment information form and more information on LCL are available on this site or by contacting LCL at 402-441-8512.

Three Finalists Announced For One Book–One Lincoln

2022 One Book - One Lincoln nominees book cover imagesLincoln City Libraries (LCL) today announced the three finalists for the 2022 One Book–One Lincoln Community Reading Program. The finalists are:

Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

The book selection process began in February when a 17-member selection committee of community readers narrowed the 220 nominations down to the top three. The community is invited to vote to select the top title for the 2022 reading program. The deadline for voting is August 27. Ballots are available online only.

The books are available in print, compact disc (except for Hell of a Book), downloadable audio, and eBook formats and may be borrowed by placing reservations through the library catalog.

LCL has sponsored the annual program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.

Public Invited to One Book–One Lincoln Finalists Announcement May 30

One Book - One LincolnLincoln City Libraries invites the public to the announcement of the 2022 One Book–One Lincoln finalists at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 30 at the Mill Coffee & Tea, in the Telegraph District, 330 S. 21st St. The announcement is part of the “Coffee on the Patio” fundraising event hosted every Memorial Day by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries. This year’s event is from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The top three finalists will be available for checkout at the event. The community is invited to vote to select the top title for the 2022 reading program. The deadline for voting is August 27. Ballots will be available online only at the Library’s website.

The books will be available in print, compact disc, downloadable audio and eBook formats and may be borrowed by placing reservations through the library catalog.

LCL has sponsored the annual program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.

85th Summer Reading Challenge Begins May 26

Oceans of Possibilities!Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) today announced that “Oceans of Possibilities” is the theme of its 85th annual Summer Reading Challenge. Registration begins May 26 and the challenge runs through July 31. To register, visit lincolnlibraries.org/summer-reading-challenge, any library location or download the Beanstack app.

All registrants receive a free ticket to a Saltdogs baseball game and other prizes. Register by June 3 for a chance to win $100 gift cards to Target, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Russ’s and Super Saver. In addition to earning discount and free item coupons, those who complete the challenge can enter drawings for $100 prize packages to area businesses. There are also grand prizes for each age group:

  • Kids (ages birth to 11) – Nintendo Switch
  • Teens (ages 12 to 17) – Xbox Series S console
  • Adults (ages 18 and over) – Kindle Paperwhite or Bose noise cancelling headphones

LCL also announced that for the first time since 2019, a full calendar of special library events is available for children, teens and adults. The calendar includes schedules for Library Learning Times and Around Town Storytimes.

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated May 5, 2022.

Libraries are now open on their regular schedules with no special restrictions.

Donations of books and other materials are accepted on Saturdays only. Space available for donated materials is limited as are volunteers to sort donated materials; please check with the specific library location before bringing materials to donate.