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Links marked “Stay at Home” have special content made available during the COVID-19 crisis.

Lincoln and Nebraska

Lincoln City Libraries’ Learning Links

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo From Home

Art Adventures with Joslyn Art Museum

UNL’s Helping Children Cope with Disasters

Nebraska 4-H’s Living Room Learning

Nebraska Game & Parks Wildlife Guides

Project Beak: Bird Education & Awareness for Kids

Nebraska Bird Library

PBS Learning Media from NET

Ideas for Parents

Brightly’s Resource and Activities to Use While the Kids Are at Home

PBS Kids: For Parents

Harper at Home

NASA at Home

Sesame Street Printables

Color Our Collections: Museum Coloring Sheets (Not all intended for children)

Reading Rockets: For Parents

Children’s Choices & Teachers’ Choices Reading Lists

Nebraska Game & Parks Conservation Lesson Plans

Science in Storytime

Stories and Writing

Audible Stories

Good Night with Dolly

Storyline Online

Story Starters, by Scholastic

Reading Rockets Author Interviews

International Children’s Digital Library

Project Gutenberg

People and Places

National Geographic for Kids

American Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian for Kids

NASA Image Galleries

Google Earth

Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government

Career Girls

News for Kids

CBC Kids News

Creatures of All Kinds

Animal Planet

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Explore: Live Cams

Audubon Guide to North American Birds

Defenders of Wildlife

Science and Math

Bill Nye’s Home Demos

NASA’s Space Place

Exploratorium

Wonderopolis

SciJinks

Sky & Telescope

Ocean Today

Arts and Crafts

Dav Pilkey at Home

Draw Every Day with JJK

Design Squad: Build

Make Beliefs Comix

Safety and Health

Ready Kids

NetSmartz Online Safety

Sparky the Fire Dog

Games

Wikipedia’s List of Traditional Games

PBS Kids Games

Nick Jr. Games

Universal Kids

CBC Kids: Games

ABCYa

Scratch

Hour of Code

Math Snacks

Preschool Fun

Fun with Spot

PEEP and the Big Wide World

Pete the Cat Songs

Starfall

These sites have been selected by Lincoln City Libraries staff. Please note that we are unable to accept unsolicited link requests.

 

Home Schools Page

Learning Links: Online resources provided by Lincoln City Libraries, including homework help, eBooks, an encyclopedia, and more!

Other Recommended Sites

Homeschooling Resources

Reading Resources: Selecting Books

Evaluating books and other media

Early Learning

Teacher and Parent Resources

Children’s Creative Work

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBook Library is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Ebooks which may be viewed online, and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Android and Apple apps are available from Google Play and the App Store.

Great Books for Giving, 2012

Here is Vicki’s annual list of recommended books for gift-giving. Books suitable for young children through adults are included.

 

Parents’ and Caregivers’ Page

Parent-Child Book Groups

Recommended Sites

Please note: The presence of a link on this site does not constitute an endorsement by Lincoln City Libraries. Be advised that not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users should carefully judge the worth of these sources of information as they would any other resource. Just as libraries do not vouch for or endorse the viewpoints of written material in their collections, they do not do so for electronic information. Web sites may change or disappear without notice. Lincoln City Libraries is not responsible for the content of external sites linked to its Web site.

Storytime to Go: pick up a Storytime Kit today!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.

Raising Readers

We know it is easy to get overwhelmed when choosing books your kids will love. Our 4-part series called, “Raising Readers: Tips for Choosing Books for Children” can help.  These age-related tips will help you navigate the library and will reinforce the importance of reading aloud. And remember, our librarians are always available to help.