Storytimes at Lincoln City Libraries are designed to promote early literacy. Presenters share stories, songs and other activities that support language development, build vocabulary and instill a love of books.
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.
Eiseley Branch: Mondays, 10:35–10:55 a.m.
Gere Branch: Mondays, 10:05–10:25 a.m.
Tuesdays, 10:45-11:05 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:00-11:20 a.m. Stay and Play for Babies, 11:20–11:45 a.m.
For children ages 18-36 months. An interactive parent-child time.
Anderson Branch: Mondays, 10:30–10:50 a.m
Bethany Branch: Tuesdays, 10:30–10:50 a.m.
Eiseley Branch: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:35–10:55 a.m.
Gere Branch: Mondays, 10:40-11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15-10:35 a.m.
For children ages three, four, and five.
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. Stay and Play 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Gere Branch: Thursdays, 10:45–11:15 a.m.
South Branch: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Stay and Play 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Walt Branch: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and 11:00-11:30 a.m.
For children birth to age five.
Bennett Martin Public Library: Sundays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch: Sundays, 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Walt Branch: Saturdays, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Stay and Play 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Williams Branch: Thursdays, 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 parent-child storytime.
Gere Branch: Tuesdays, 10:05-10:35 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:05-10:35 a.m. and 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Thursdays, 10:05-10:35 a.m. and 6:30-7:00 p.m.
For children two to five years old. Kids move, exercise and interact while experiencing the joy of books.
Eiseley Branch: Tuesdays, 10:35-10:55 a.m.
For children ages three, four, and five. This storytime uses mindfulness techniques and yoga to develop and hone social and emotional skills. A limited number of mats are available, but personal mats and blankets are welcome.
Walt Branch: The first and third Thursdays of the month; 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Full STEAM Ahead
This activity-based storytime for preschoolers will challenge critical thinking and problem-solving. Read, sing about and experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Walt Branch: The second and fourth Thursdays of the month; 2:00–2:30 p.m.
For children ages three to eight. This storytime is for children who may need a little extra attention or a more controlled environment.
Fridays, 10:15–11:00 a.m.
Session 1: Sept. 8–Oct. 13
Session 2: Oct. 27–Nov. 17
Session 3: Jan. 5–Feb 9
Session 4: Feb. 23–March 29
Session 5: April 12–May 17
Saturdays, 9:15–10:00 a.m.
Session 1: Sept. 2–Oct. 7
Session 2: Oct. 28–Nov. 18
Session 3: Jan. 6– Feb. 10
Session 4: March 2–April 6
Session 5: April 27–May 18
Grab & 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!
Lincoln Public Schools students can now check out Lincoln City Libraries’ eBooks and audiobooks using the Sora app. Here’s how!