The Lied Bookmobile Schedule gives the locations, times and lengths of the Lied Bookmobile stops. The Lied Bookmobile visits regular stops every two weeks. Holiday closings are listed at the bottom of the schedule. In case of stop cancellation due to weather or mechanical difficulties, due dates will be adjusted.
Map of Lied Bookmobile stops
The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks on tape and CD, computer games, and large print titles.
Requests for items not currently on the Lied Bookmobile can be made by placing holds through the library's online catalog, by calling any library location, or by submitting titles to Lied Bookmobile staff. Please allow several days before your stop for items to reach the Lied Bookmobile when placing holds.
Other Lied Bookmobile Information:The Lied Bookmobile carries adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, DVDs and videos, audiobooks, music CDs, video games, and large-print titles.
Please bring your library card with you to check out items at the Lied Bookmobile.
Most items on the Lied Bookmobile are loaned for a 4-week period, with one renewal allowed.To renew, stop in or call any Lincoln City Libraries branch, or call the library's automated telephone renewal line at 402-441-8506. You can also view your library record, place holds, and renew items through the library's online catalog.
For further information on the Lied Bookmobile, call 402-441-8545.
March 11, 2014 by pjorgensen
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March 11, 2014 by pjorgensen
The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees' obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a "Main Library Vision and Concept Study."Board members
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Herb Schimek, PresidentBoard meetings
Herb Friedman, Vice-President
Donna Marvin, Treasurer
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets third Tuesday of each month. From time to time it may become necessary to reschedule meetings. If circumstances make it prudent and necessary in any one month, the regular meeting of the Board may be rescheduled with the approval of at least four members of the Board, following notification of all seven Board members. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, or when a request is made to the President by three Board members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at 8:00 AM and in the Board Room of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:
- January 21, 8:00 a.m., South Branch (rescheduled to January 28 due to lack of quorum)
- January 28
- February 18
- March 18, 6:00 p.m., Williams Branch
- April 15
- May 13, 6:00 p.m., Walt Branch (Budget hearing)
- May 20
- June 17, 6:00 p.m., Gere Branch
- July 15
- August 19, 8:00 a.m., Bethany Branch
- September 16
- October 21, 6:00 p.m., Anderson Branch
- November 18
- December 16, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch
The proposed agenda is kept continually current and available for inspection at the Administrative Office of the Bennett Martin Public Library, but the Board shall have the right to modify the agenda at said public meeting when convened. Requests for sign language interpreters will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to the Library Director, (402)441-8510.
Agendas and Minutes from Library Board meetings are kept on this site for one year. Earlier minutes (from May 9, 1944 to current) are available in the Library's Administrative Offices during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
The Agendas and Minutes on this site are PDF files, which require the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing these files is available.
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes February 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes January 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes January 21, 2014 rescheduled December 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes November 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes October 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes September 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes August 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes July 23, 2013 Agenda Minutes June 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes May 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes April 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes March 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
The Library Board is responsible for making policy decisions concerning the employment of the Library Director, materials selection, public rules and regulations, library development, budget, fundraising, public relations, and relationships with other librararies and educational institutions.
- Authorization to Purge Late Fines and Fees from Circulation Records
- Behavior Policy: Inappropriate and/or Illegal Conduct
- Bookmobile Service Priorities
- Circulation Policies
- Closing Policy
- Cooperation with NonPublic Entities
- Display and Distribution of Free Materials
- Internet Policy
- Library Rules & Behavior
- Materials Selection
- Meeting Room Use
- Minors in the Library
- Naming of Facilities
- Public Comment
- Refreshments at Library Programs
- Registration Policy
- Use of Common Area in and Around Library Facilities
- Volunteer Policy
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January 24, 2014 by PatLeach
Over the holidays, I took home the scholarly edition of "O Pioneers!" published by the University of Nebraska Press. I just got to it, and experienced one of my favorite things--starting and finishing a novel over one weekend.
Originally published in 1913, "O Pioneers!" centers on Alexandra Bergson, who comes to the great plains of Nebraska when her family arrives from Sweden to homestead. She becomes a prominent and successful farmer in her own right, persuading her brothers to stay with the land in very hard times, eventually enjoying the fruits of their courage and persistence. Although the land itself counts as a restless character, the small circle of people in Alexandra's orbit creates a whirl of drama. Her college-educated younger brother falls in love with a married woman in the neighborhood. Alexandra's rekindled friendship with a childhood playmate troubles her stolid older brothers. Tragedy happens.
Two things in particular struck me in this reading. One is Cather's attention to shaping the various characters, especially the immigrant farmers and families, in ways that confer respect. Second is her use of straightforward language, the voice of a well-spoken and thoughtful narrator, as if one who grew up feeling some affection for all of these people, is telling the story.
Although my own homesteading ancestors grew up in the United States, I feel an automatic kinship with the pioneer story. I can't read this book without that background hovering. I'm curious how others experience it.
On another personal note, the late Susan J. Rosowski was one of the editors of this scholarly edition, along with Charles W. Mignon. I took one course from Professor Rosowski at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and recall her passion for Cather, as well as her kindness to her students. I don't quite remember how my late husband and I happened to attend an event at Rosowki's home when Joan Acocella, a writer for the New Yorker was visiting Nebraska. Acocella's expertise is dance, but she has developed a passion for Willa Cather. On this evening, Acocella made an informal presentation on the course of Cather's reputation over the years, deftly weaving social and political history with literary considerations. Acocella eventually wrote a book on the topic, "Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism." She also wrote a very recent blog piece on the 100th anniversary of "O Pioneers!" (spoiler alert if you haven't read the book), a readable essay that combines literary passion with muscular writing. Read it. And then go read "O Pioneers!"
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November 20, 2013 by pjorgensen
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