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LNK Libraries Newsletter, March-May 2022

LNK Libraries Newsletter, June-August 2022
and Summer Reading Challenge Events
(also available as a flipbook)

Videos of our virtual special events for kids can be viewed here

Oceans of Possibilities!Summer Reading Challenge

Information about the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is now available! A branch-by-branch list of events for kids is available here.

Summer Reading images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or for more information.

Library Learning Times (Storytimes)

Here is a printable schedule of our Library Learning Times for June and July.

Lincoln City Libraries will follow Directed Health Measures from the Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department. We monitor the COVID situation in our community and may use attendance limits, masking and/or distancing in our Library Learning Times as advised by the Health Department.

For children birth to 18 months. An interactive parent-child time with fun activities designed to promote early literacy, language development and a love of books.
Eiseley Branch: Monday, 10:35-10:55 a.m.
Starting June 1:
Gere Branch: Monday, 10:05-10:25 a.m.
Tuesday, 10:45-11:05 a.m.

Toddler Time
For children ages 18-36 months and parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, and activities designed to support early literacy skills by building vocabulary and sharing age-appropriate stories in a fun, active, engaging environment.
Anderson Branch: Monday, 10:30-10:50 a.m
Bethany Branch: Tuesday, 10:30-10:50 a.m.
Eiseley Branch: Wednesday & Thursday, 10:35-10:55 a.m.
Starting June 1:
Walt Branch: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. & 11:00-11:20 a.m.

For children ages three, four, and five. A half-hour of books and activities supporting early literacy by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a wide variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.
Anderson Branch: Wednesday, 10:30-11 a.m.
Bethany Branch: Thursday, 10:30-11 a.m.
Eiseley Branch: Tuesday, 7-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:30-11 a.m.
Starting June 1:
Walt Branch: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Starting June 1:
Music and Movement
For children 18 months–5 years old and their caregivers. Dance, sing, play, wiggle and learn with our storytellers during this interactive storytime.
Gere Branch: Tuesdays, 10:05-10:35 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:45–11:15 a.m.
Thursdays, 10:05–10:35 a.m. & 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Wee Workouts
For children two to five years old. Get kids moving and interacting with a fun literacy component.
Eiseley Branch: Tuesday, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Starting June 1: 10:35 – 10:55 a.m.

All-Ages and Families
For families with children from infancy to age 8.
Bennett Martin Public Library: Sunday, 4-5 p.m.
Eiseley Branch: Sunday, 1-1:30 p.m.
Gere Branch: Tuesday, Wed., Thursday, 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, 6:30-7 p.m.
Starting June 1: Wednesday, 10:05 – 10:35 a.m. and Thursday, 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10:15-10:45 a.m. & 11-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, 10:30-11 a.m.

Sensory Storytime
A storytime for children who may need a little extra attention or a more controlled environment.
Gere Branch: June 4 through July 9
Saturday, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Around Town Storytimes
Join Read Aloud Lincoln at these parks and places in the Lincoln area for storytimes: featuring stories, movement, music and more. All sessions are 30 minutes except Yoga in the Park which is 45 minutes. Look for the LNKLibraries feather flag!

May 15: College View Farmers Market (4801 Prescott Ave.)
May 27: Sheldon Sculpture Garden (12th and R Streets)
June 3: Museum of Speed (599 Oakcreek Dr.)
June 10: Yoga in the Park – Pioneers Park (by columns)
June 17: Holmes Lake (by playground)
June 19: College View Farmers Market (4801 Prescott Ave.)
June 24: Tractor Museum (N. 35th and Fair Streets)
July 1: History Nebraska (131 Centennial Mall North)
July 8: Yoga in the Park – Mahoney Park (North 70th and Adams Streets, by covered pavilion)
July 15: Sheldon Sculpture Garden (12th and R Streets)
July 17: College View Farmers Market (4801 Prescott Ave.)
July 22: Southern Heights Food Forest (5750 S 40th St.)
July 29: Museum of Speed (599 Oakcreek Dr.)
August 21: College View Farmers Market (4801 Prescott Ave.)

All are at 10:30 a.m. except at College View, where we will start at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Storytimes To Go

Storytimes To Go are intended for day care providers or parents that want to create a simple storytime for their children. We currently have ten Storytime themes to choose from. Library staff will put the plan and five books that match the theme into a book bag for you to pick up at the library. There is a limit of one Storytime theme per request. Please allow 3-4 days for your request to be processed.

Grab & Go Book BundlesGrab & Go Book Bundles are here!

Each pre-made bundle of 3-5 books will help you to get in and out of the library quickly and leave with a great selection of books your kids will love!

We have some great ways to find storytimes, books, activities, and educational fun online on our Learning Links page!

Lincoln Public Schools students can now check out Lincoln City Libraries’ eBooks and audiobooks using the Sora app. Here’s how!

Lincoln Public Schools students can also check out Lincoln City Libraries’ eBooks and audiobooks using the Sora app. Here’s how!

TumbleBook Library

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TumbleBooks App Available!

Get it on Google play
Available on the App Store
Getting Started with the TumbleBooks app