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Library Lineup Newsletter, December 2022-February 2023
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Here are the most popular books for kids checked out in 2022!

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January to May 2023

Here is a printable schedule of our Storytimes for January through May.

Stay and Play

We invite children and parents to play with our developmental toys collection after our regularly scheduled Storytimes that are marked “Stay and Play“. We set this time aside because research shows the importance of unstructured play for children. This time also provides caregivers the opportunity to socialize.

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: Mondays, 10:3510:55 a.m.
Gere Branch: Mondays, 10:0510:25 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:45 – 11:05 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:00-11:20 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: Mondays, 10:3010:50 a.m
Bethany Branch: Tuesdays, 10:3010:50 a.m.
Eiseley Branch: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:3510:55 a.m. Stay and Play
Walt Branch:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15 – 10:35 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: Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Bethany Branch: Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Eiseley Branch: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
South Branch: Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Stay and Play
South Branch:
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Music and Movement
For children 18 months to 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. and 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: Tuesdays, 10:35 – 10:55 a.m.

All-Ages and Families
Children 0-8 and their caregivers are invited to join our storytellers in exploring early literacy skills like singing, playing, reading, talking and writing through books, songs, activities and more.
Bennett Martin Public Library: Sundays, 4-5 p.m.
Eiseley Branch: Sundays, 1-1:30 p.m.
Gere Branch: Wednesdays, 10:05 – 10:35 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:45-11:15 a.m.
South Branch: Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch: Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Stay and Play

Evening Storytimes
For families who need an evening opportunity to participate. Whether your kids need to shake their sillies out or wind down, evening storytimes can be just the ticket. Pajamas and slippers are optional!
Eiseley Branch (Preschool):
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Gere Branch (Music & Movement):
Thursdays, 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Sensory Storytime
A storytime for children who may need a little extra attention or a more controlled environment. Geared for preschool and suited for ages 2-8.
Eiseley Branch:
Saturdays, 10:15–11:15 a.m. January 21–February 25 and
Saturdays, 10:15–11:15 a.m. March 25–April 29
Gere Branch:
Saturdays, 9:15–10:00 a.m. January 7–February 11 and
Saturdays, 9:15–10:00 a.m. March 4–April 22

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. Look for the LNKLibraries feather flag! All start times are at 11:00 a.m.
March 10: Gateway Mall Play Space (6100 O Street)
April 14: Lincoln Children’s Museum (1420 P Street)
May 10 and May 12: Pioneers Park Nature Center (3201 S. Coddington Ave.)

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!

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