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What's Your Vision for a Central Library?

What's Your Vision?

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Central Library Vision and Concept Study. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.

Lincoln Libraries to Promote Money Smart Week
Libraries also observe Financial Literacy Month with DASH for the STASH 

Money Smart WeekLincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) to host events for preschool, teen and adult audiences as part of Money Smart Week® April 18 through 25. The public awareness campaign was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Preschoolers attending storytime programs will receive piggy banks from the NCEE, while supplies last. Upcoming storytimes are as follows:

  • Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike Scholl St. - 4 p.m., Monday, April 20
  • Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22
  • Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23
  • Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22
  • Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23
  • South Branch Library, 2675 South St. - 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22
  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23
  • Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd. - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23

Jennifer Davidson, President of the NCEE, will present finance information for teens at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20 at Gere Branch Library. The program on first jobs, paychecks, credit scores, college financing and other topics is specifically geared for teens, but all ages are welcome. Becky Barnard from NCEE will present the program for adults at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Walt Branch Library. She will provide information about healthy eating on a budget, show how to prepare healthy and economical food and offer samples.

As part of Financial Literacy Month, Lincoln City Libraries is participating in DASH for the STASH, an investor education/protection contest. One participant in Nebraska will win $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account, courtesy of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance. To enter, participants can go to any Lincoln City Libraries location to find four posters. After reading each poster, they answer quiz questions online. The contest runs through May 15.

 Children Can Improve Their Reading Skills by Reading to a Dog

Photo of dogs and booksFamilies are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts, once a week for four weeks. The spring session begins this week and will conclude Saturday, May 2.

Pre-registration is required; see this information to register.


Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups

Parent-Child Book GroupsParent-Child book groups are a great way to encourage your kids to read, as well as share some special time together. Reading the same book as your child gives you a common bond and is a great conversation starter. Lincoln City Libraries offers parent-child book groups year round.

Information about current groups is available here.

Annual Report

2012-13 Annual ReportThe Library's Annual Report for 2013-14 is now available.

The 2011-12 and 2012-13 reports are still available for review as well.