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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.

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.

Good Books

Award Winners

Newbery Winners

Caldecott Winners

Golden Sower Award

The Top 100 Novels for Youth (2020 Edition)

For Babies and Toddlers

The New Baby

FUNdamentals – Concept Books

Books to Share With Babies and Toddlers

Leale A Su Bebé!

Early Reading

Learning to Read

There’s No Place Like Home

I’m Going to Kindergarten!

Top 50 First Readers

Elementary School

Top 50 Beginning Chapter Books

Children’s Choices Reading Lists (also includes books for middle school age)

The 50 Best Books To Activate & Create

Books for Giving

Great Books for Giving, 2022 (includes books for teens and adults)

Great Books for Giving, 2021 (includes books for teens and adults)

Great Books for Giving, 2020 (includes books for teens and adults)

Miscellaneous Booklists

The 50 Best Books to Build a Better Worldfor the 2017 Summer Reading Program

100 Best Picture Books

Top 100 Novels for Youth (2020 Edition)

Children’s Illustrators and Authors with Nebraska Connections

Get Started – Read Aloud 15 minutes a Day

Works for Children by Nebraska Authors


Learning Links

Here are some great ways to find storytimes, books, activities, and educational fun online!

With a computer, phone, or tablet, you can access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks for free using your library card number and PIN. Call the library if you need assistance with logging in, or if you live in Lincoln or Lancaster County but don’t have a library card yet.

Homework HelpNow powered by brainfuseHelpNow for Homework: Free homework help and online tutoring; chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week for all ages in the areas of math, English, science, social studies, and more. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

LibbyOverDrive: Ten items may be checked out at one time; no limit per month. Look for the Libby app from OverDrive, available from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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

hooplaHoopla: Up to four items may be checked out per month. Also includes movies and music albums. Look for the Hoopla Digital app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Tumblebook libraryTumbleBook 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.

Explora for Elementary/Middle SchoolsExplora - Elementary/Middle School - an EBSCOhost experience (formerly Explora Primary) is a kids’ interface to several of our resources for biographies, health information, magazine articles and more.

Funk & Wagnalls New EncyclopediaFunk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is a student-friendly online encyclopedia covering more than 25,000 topics.

NoveList K-8NoveList K-8 is a tool to help you find books to read that you will enjoy.

Primary SearchPrimary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines and reference books for elementary school research.

Lincoln City Libraries also provides additional online resources for use inside the Library or outside the Library!

Great Web Sites for KidsGreat Web Sites for Kids is a selection of sites recommended by our own Lincoln City Libraries staff. Updated April 2020!


SIRS Discoverer

This resource is no longer available. Please consider these other resources as alternatives.


NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus is a tool to help you find books to read that you will enjoy.

If you are outside the library, click the button below to access NoveList K-8 Plus. When you are asked to enter your library card number, you will need to enter all digits with no spaces, or enter your Library OneCard (formerly ConnectEd) 6 digit LPS student ID.

NoveList K-8 Plus - access outside the library

If you are using a Lincoln City Libraries computer, click the button below to access NoveList K-8 Plus. Login is automatic on computers located in Lincoln City Libraries.

NoveList K-8 Plus - access inside the library