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Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares

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



3D Printers Available

3D printer photo - Creative Commons license3D printers are available at Bennett Martin Public Library and the Eiseley, Gere, and Walt branches. Contact staff at those locations for demonstrations or to request training. You can also send requests to be printed.

This project was supported in part by the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and granted by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Finalists Announced for One Book–One Lincoln

one book one lincoln c450Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) Director Pat Leach today announced the three finalists for the 2019 One Book–One Lincoln Community Reading Program at an event at The Mill in the Haymarket. The finalists are:



The book selection process began in January when a 15-member selection team of community readers narrowed a list of 112 nominated titles to three finalists. The community is invited to vote to select the top title through July 31st. Votes can be cast four ways:

The books are available at all Lincoln libraries in various formats including print, audio and eBooks.

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

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 LPDMedia@gmail.com. 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 LPDMedia@gmail.com. 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



Lincoln City Libraries Victorious in Winter Reading Challenge

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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.