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Read to a Dog at the Library!

May 04, 2015 by pjorgensen

Photo of dogs and books Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization, are providing an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 who have experienced reading difficulties or who just need to practice their reading. Therapy teams are partnered with children who polish their skills by reading aloud to a dog. Children read to dogs in 20-minute shifts, once a week for four weeks.

Our current session has concluded; watch for the program to start up again in the fall!




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Good Books

April 29, 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





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Storytimes

April 24, 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

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."
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

Canceled
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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Summer Reading Program

April 21, 2015 by pjorgensen
May 22 to July 31, 2015

Every Hero Has a StoryThis year's Summer Reading Program begins May 22! Here is a branch by branch list of our special events!


Summer Reading images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or contact@cslpreads.org for more information.


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Special Events

March 26, 2015 by pjorgensen


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

Coder Dojo @ EiseleyCoder Dojo @ Eiseley
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For Elementary-age children
CoderDojos are a global movement of open source, volunteer led coding clubs that are free for young people. AIM is excited to bring this unique opportunity to Lincoln! A CoderDojo session allows students to work creatively and at their own pace in developing skills in a programming language. It is not a class, there is no homework, and kids work under the guidance of volunteer mentors from education and industry. All sessions are free of charge, though space is limited - register early. Online registration available at http://bit.ly/1DZ4T0L

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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