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Special Events

January 22, 2015 by pjorgensen


Be sure to also keep an eye on these special events for teens, special Storytimes, and Programs and Events for everyone!


Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTerLincoln Bird EnCOUNTer
Saturday, February 7, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
This fun and educational family event is sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries, the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Wachiska Audubon and Nebraska Games and Parks Commission.

People of all ages are invited to attend the event which includes crafts, games and a live raptor display. Participants will have the opportunity to make a burlap bag full of nesting materials or a pine cone feeder. The event also includes instruction on how to use binoculars for bird watching and how to identify bird songs.

Kids Can Learn About Taking Care of Their Teeth at Preschool Storytime in February
Teeth photoFebruary is Dental Health Awareness Month and Lincoln City Libraries is putting the spotlight on teeth! Staff from the Ameritas Group Division and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Dental Health and Nutrition Services, will be on hand during storytime to provide information about dental care. The schedule for these visits is here.

Chinese New Year's Celebration
Happy New Year 2015: The Year of the SheepMonday, February 23, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Anderson Branch Library
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with stories, songs, dancing, Chinese craft, and more! Nai-Hua Valerie Kuo will be at Anderson Toddler Time to share her cultural traditions and help us usher in the year of the Sheep! Traditional New Year treats will be shared.

Lego SundaysLego Sundays
First and Third Sundays (may be subject to change), September 2014 through May 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.


 




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Kids' Research Resources

January 21, 2015 by pjorgensen

Kids' Research Resources

Great information you can access via computer!

Homework HelpNow Homework HelpNow provides free homework help and online tutoring. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM, seven days a week for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies.

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

SIRS DiscovererSIRS Discoverer is an interactive resource covering a wide range of subjects for grades 1 through 9. Access to Compton's Encyclopedia is included in this resource.

TumbleBook Library TBiblioteca TumbleBookumbleBook 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.

 



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SIRS Discoverer

January 21, 2015 by Webmaster
SIRS DiscovererSIRS Discoverer is an interactive tool covering a wide range of subjects for grades 1 through 9. Access to Compton's Encyclopedia is included in this resource.

If you are outside the library, click the button below to access SIRS Discoverer. You will be asked to enter your library card number; you will need to enter all fourteen digits with no spaces.

SIRS Discoverer

If you are using a Lincoln City Libraries computer, click the button below to access SIRS Discoverer. Login is automatic on computers located in Lincoln City Libraries.

SIRS Discoverer

 



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Storytimes

January 15, 2015 by pjorgensen


Linc

Baby Storytimes
Toddler Time
Preschool Storytimes
Storytimes for Families
Printable Storytime Schedule (PDF)

If schools are closed due to bad weather, storytimes are canceled.

Baby Storytimes

Baby Storytime is an interactive parent-child time with fun activities designed to promote early literacy, language development and a love of books for children birth to 18 months old.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
402-441-4250
Monday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
402-441-8560
Monday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m.
Thursday, 6:30 to 6:50 p.m.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
402-441-4460
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Time
For children aged 18 to 36 months and their parents or caregivers. During Toddler Time, a librarian reads aloud and leads adult-child pairs in activities. Research indicates the importance of the adult-child bond in building early literacy. Toddler Time also supports early literacy by building vocabulary and sharing age-appropriate literature in an atmosphere of fun, engaging activity.

Toddler Time at Anderson Branch, October 2010

Chinese New Year's Celebration
Happy New Year 2015: The Year of the SheepMonday, February 23, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Anderson Branch Library
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with stories, songs, dancing, Chinese craft, and more! Nai-Hua Valerie Kuo will be at Anderson Toddler Time to share her cultural traditions and help us usher in the year of the Sheep! Traditional New Year treats will be shared.

Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Avenue
402- 441-8540
Monday, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Blvd.
402-441-8550
Tuesday, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
402-441-4250
Wednesday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Thursday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
402-441-8560
Tuesday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.
Thursday, 10:00 to 10:20 a.m. and 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

South Branch Library
2675 South Street
402-441-8570
Thursday, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
402-441-4460
Tuesday, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Photo of Storytime Preschool Storytimes

Lincoln City Libraries presents its popular preschool storytimes at all library locations. Preschool Storytime is a half-hour of books and activities for children ages three, four and five.

Preschool Storytime supports early literacy by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities. Pre-registration is not required for Preschool Storytime. Newcomers are always welcome!

Themed lists of books used for many of our storytimes can be found by logging into your Library Account and clicking on "Lists."
Kids Can Learn About Taking Care of Their Teeth at Preschool Storytime in February
Teeth photoFebruary is Dental Health Awareness Month and Lincoln City Libraries is putting the spotlight on teeth! Staff from the Ameritas Group Division and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Dental Health and Nutrition Services, will be on hand during storytime to provide information about dental care. The schedule for these visits is here.
Can't make it to storytime? How about a virtual storytime with our TumbleBook Library!

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library Mobile

Biblioteca TumbleBook
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th Street
402-441-8566
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Avenue
402-441-8540
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Blvd.
402-441-8550
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
402-441-4250
Tuesday, 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
402-441-8560
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

South Branch Library
2675 South Street
402-441-8570
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
402-441-4460
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.



 

Storytimes for Families
(also check out our Parent-Child Book Groups)

The entire family is welcome to enjoy crafts and storytime from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., except where other times are noted.

Prickly, Poky Fun with Hedgehog at Walt Branch, September 9, 2014

Prickly, Poky Fun with Hedgehog at Walt Branch, September 9, 2014
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street, 402-441-4250
Sundays 1:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street, 402-441-8560
4th Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Except in May – 3rd Monday
January 26: Music Makers
February 23: Seuss-abration!
March 23: Zoo Hullabaloo
April 27: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
May 18: Every Hero Has a Story


South Branch Library
2675 South Street, 402-441-8570
First Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m.
January 5: Let it Snow
February 2: Love is in the Air
March 2: Spring is Here
April 6: Let it Rain
May 4: It’s Almost Summer


Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates
January 13: Mustaches
February 10: Tropical Island Adventures
March 10: Cookies
April 14: Dinosaurs
May 12: Big Eaters

(& every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Williams Branch Library
5000 Mike Scholl Street, 402-441-8580
Every Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m.



 



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Good Books

January 08, 2015 by pjorgensen





Other Recommended Books:

LCL logomeans the list was compiled by Lincoln City Libraries staff.

Award Winners
For Babies and Toddlers
The New BabyThe New Baby
Authors for ToddlersAuthors for Toddlers
ConceptsConcepts
Read to Your Baby!Read to Your Baby!
Read to Your Baby!Leale A Su Bebé!
Early Reading
Learning to ReadLearning to Read
There's No Place Like HomeThere's No Place Like Home
I'm Going to Kindergarten!I’m Going to Kindergarten!
Other Booklists
Top 100 Novels for YouthThe Top 100 Novels for Youth
Books About Life Changes100 Best Picture Books
Books About Life ChangesBooks About Life Changes
Stories Without WordsCatch the Reading Bug - 2008
Tough Topics for FamiliesChildren’s Illustrators and Authors with Nebraska Connections
Cinderella StoriesCinderella Stories
Tough Topics for FamiliesClassic Children's Stories
If You Like the Harry Potter SeriesIf You Like the Harry Potter series...
Stories Without WordsStories Without Words
Tough Topics for FamiliesTough Topics for Families
Tough Topics for FamiliesWorks for Children by Nebraska Authors
Multicultural Booklists
African American Picture BooksAfrican American Picture Books
African American Books for Older ChildrenAfrican American Books for Older Children
All the Children of the WorldAll the Children of the World
Asian Youth BooklistAsian Youth Booklist
Hispanic Youth BooklistHispanic Youth Booklist
Native American Youth BooklistNative American Youth Booklist
The Refugee ExperienceThe Refugee Experience
Books for Giving
(These lists may include books for older readers and adults as well)
Books Are for Giving, 2014Books Are for Giving, 2014
Good Books to Give as Gifts, 2013Good Books to Give as Gifts, 2013
Good Books for Giving, 2012Great Books for Giving, 2012 (slideshow)
Books for Every HomeBooks for Every Home
Booklists from Other Libraries
(Lincoln City Libraries may not own all books in these lists)





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