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Special Events

December 15, 2014 by pjorgensen


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

Library Dance PartyLibrary Dance Party!
Tuesday, December 2, December 9, and December 16, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Story time is taking a winter break, but you don't have to. Join us for a Library Dance Party at Walt Branch! The program kicks off with a music themed story. Then we will shake off the winter blahs while we move and groove to fun dance tunes. Parents are encouraged to stay and join in the fun. Open to kids and parents of all ages.

Winter Pajama PartyTuesday, December 16, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Winter Pajama Party: Don your favorite pj's and join us for a family holiday story time where we will make a winter craft read stories and have a tasty treat!

Guardians of the Galaxy movie graphicKeeping the galaxy safe! Movie Day
Monday, December 22, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Kick off your winter break with a movie day about a group of space criminals that must work together to stop a fanatical villain from destroying the galaxy. Image © Walt Disney Pictures

Hobbit movie graphicAn Unexpected Quest! Movie Marathon
Saturday, December 27, 2014
10:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Join an unlikely hero and his friends as they go on an adventure-filled quest to reclaim a long lost home! Image © New Line Cinema

Frozen Sing-A-Long edition movie graphicSing-a-Long Movie
Monday, December 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Walt Branch Library
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Don your princess costume and join us for this sing-a-long event where we will let it all go! Costume is optional but feel free to dress up and come ready to sing! Image © Walt Disney Pictures

New Year's Eve family eventNew Year's Eve family event
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Join us as we welcome the New Year with crafts. We will do a count down at 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate New Year's EveCelebrate New Year's Eve!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
For all ages
Come celebrate New Year's Eve with the staff at South Branch Library. We will have crafts, games, photo ops and a special time traveling movie using a wayback machine.

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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Good Books

December 08, 2014 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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Storytimes

December 01, 2014 by pjorgensen


Linc

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

Storytimes are not being held in December, except for Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Storytimes at Gere Branch Library through December 11, and Family Storytimes at Williams Branch Library on December 1, 8 and 15.

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

Photo taken at Toddler Time at Anderson Branch Library in October 2010. Anderson staff member Linda is the storyteller. Many of the children (and some of the adults with them) were dressed in their Halloween costumes, as that holiday was on the previous Friday.


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.
Sept. 22: Let’s Eat!
Oct. 27: Costume Capers
Wear your costume and prepare for slightly spooky stories.
Nov. 24: Crazy Hair!

South Branch Library
2675 South Street, 402-441-8570
First Monday of the month 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Shark Week at the Library
Less fearsome stories about sharks.
Oct. 6: An Apple a Storytime
Nov. 3: Let’s Dress Up
Come dressed as your favorite storybook character.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460
Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates
Sept. 9: Prickly, Poky Fun with Hedgehog
With special guest from Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Oct. 7: Stories in the Swamp
Nov. 18: Monkey Business
& 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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Read to a Dog at the Library!

November 04, 2014 by pjorgensen

Photo of dogs and books Our current session has concluded; watch for the program to start up again in the spring!




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Great Web Sites for Kids

October 31, 2014 by pjorgensen
Amazing Science and Math Homework Help Kids Searching Preschool Fun Together Time

Great Web Sites for Kids

Children's Literature on the Web Interesting People and Places Safety and Health
Creatures of All Kinds Kids Create


Amazing Science and Math

Children's Literature on the Web Creatures of All Kinds Homework Help Interesting People and Places Kids Searching Safety and Health Preschool Fun Together Time - Sites for kids to visit with parents
  • Wordle (generate "word clouds")
  • Starfall (learn to read)
  • Tagxedo (create tag clouds in different shapes)

Kids Create

Please note: The presence of a link on this site does not constitute an endorsement by Lincoln City Libraries. Be advised that not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Users should carefully judge the worth of these sources of information as they would any other resource. Just as libraries do not vouch for or endorse the viewpoints of written material in their collections, they do not do so for electronic information. Web sites may change or disappear without notice. Lincoln City Libraries is not responsible for the content of external sites linked to its Web site.



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