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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.

Libraries to Feature Dr. Seuss Performances
Actors also to perform with LSO March 29 at O’Donnell Auditorium

MatthewPauli and TimMarroneActors Tim Marrone and Matthew Pauli will give two free performances of  "What Was I Scared Of?" by Dr. Seuss at Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) next week. Performances are scheduled for:

Marrone received his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and has appeared on stage throughout the Northeast, most recently in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.

Pauli graduated from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1991 and has been performing ever since. As an actor, clown and puppeteer, he has traveled the world, performing in Europe, Africa, Asia and the U.S.

Marrone and Pauli also will join Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra (LSO) for a performance of  "A Tale of Two Mozarts" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at O’Donnell Auditorium, 50th Street and Huntington Avenue, on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University. The show is an original production created by Marrone and LSO Resident Conductor Tyler White. Tickets are $5 for youth age 17 and under and $10 for adults. More information and tickets for the LSO performance are available at

This is the third time LCL and LSO have partnered to bring affordable, high-quality programming to the Lincoln City Libraries.

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 High Art Featured at LibraryLincoln High Art Featured at Library

As part of Youth Art Month, the public is invited to view a free exhibit featuring art work created by students from Lincoln High School. The exhibit is on display through March 30 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. It includes paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and pottery p.m. Friday, March 6. Students and teachers will be available to discuss their artwork and techniques.

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.