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Summer Reading Program

July 30, 2014 by pjorgensen
May 23 to July 31, 2014

FIZZ BOOM READWhen you register for the 2014 Summer Reading Program you will receive a book bag and a booklet so that you can be ready to read, read, read!

Each time you visit Lincoln City Libraries or any participating school media center, bring your folder with you to have it stamped and stickered.

Visit a library four times, read for a total of ten hours, and complete ten of the reading-related activities, and you will receive these rewards:

Here's the schedule for Library staff Summer Reading Program visits throughout Lancaster County!

Here are the events we have planned this year! (Here's a branch-by-branch list of events.) And here are some photos from the events so far!

Fizz Boom ReadFriday, May 23, 2014
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board members will host this fun event. We'll be fishing for bookmarks, making artwork from sprinkles and water, testing if things float, do some leaf rubbings, make sparkling stars, and experimenting with different flavors of pop and Mentos.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, June 2, 2014
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, June 2, 2014
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, June 2, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, June 3, 2014
10:15 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, near South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, June 3, 2014
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, June 4, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, June 4, 2014
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom ReadThursday, June 5, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., near Bethany Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Science Reconnect: Mrs. Science will demonstrate scientific forces in motion from the sensation of sound, the wonder of wind, to the power of electricity. We will watch big science demonstrations bring these forces all to life. Find out how things work, move and are interconnected.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, June 9, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Musician Chris Sayre: Lincoln musician Chris Sayre plays folk music that's easy to sing along to on concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, melodeon and saw. His kid-friendly approach has entertained and delighted audiences for nearly 40 years.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, June 9, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Musician Chris Sayre: Lincoln musician Chris Sayre plays folk music that's easy to sing along to on concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, melodeon and saw. His kid-friendly approach has entertained and delighted audiences for nearly 40 years.

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, June 10, 2014
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Musician Chris Sayre: Lincoln musician Chris Sayre plays folk music that's easy to sing along to on concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, melodeon and saw. His kid-friendly approach has entertained and delighted audiences for nearly 40 years.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, June 10, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Kokyo Taiko Drummers: Wadaiko, Japanese style drumming, has been described as dynamic, thunderous, and powerful; the sound can be felt in your soul. Kokyo Taiko, based in Lincoln, brings this exciting art of choreographed drumming to Lincoln City Libraries.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, June 11, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Musician Chris Sayre: Lincoln musician Chris Sayre plays folk music that's easy to sing along to on concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, melodeon and saw. His kid-friendly approach has entertained and delighted audiences for nearly 40 years.

Fizz Boom Read Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Kokyo Taiko Drummers: Wadaiko, Japanese style drumming, has been described as dynamic, thunderous, and powerful; the sound can be felt in your soul. Kokyo Taiko, based in Lincoln, brings this exciting art of choreographed drumming to Lincoln City Libraries.

Fizz Boom Read Thursday, June 12, 2014
All day
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Williams Craft Day: Launch your imagination with crafts! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

Fizz Boom ReadThursday, June 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Kokyo Taiko Drummers: Wadaiko, Japanese style drumming, has been described as dynamic, thunderous, and powerful; the sound can be felt in your soul. Kokyo Taiko, based in Lincoln, brings this exciting art of choreographed drumming to Lincoln City Libraries.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, June 16, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Beep Beep! Whiirrrr . . . It's a Robot Storytime! Don't let your reading skills power down this summer. Become a Reading Robot! Join other humanoids to assemble a robot craft and listen to robot stories! Don't forget to bring your best robot voice!

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, June 17, 2014
All day, crafts from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Book! Caped crusaders unite! It's all about superheroes at your library! Gadgets, gizmos and secret identities will be constructed from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, June 17, 2014
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Crafty Chloe Summer Fun: Get a jump start on your 2014-15 Golden Sower Nominee reading by joining us for a reading and discussion of Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio, followed by crafts, of course!

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, June 18, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Science Guys Day: Come to the fourth floor auditorium at Bennett Martin Public Library to enjoy Bill Nye the Science Guy episodes. Dress like a "mad" scientist and discover Nebraska's own Science Guys (Eiseley, Janovy, and Johnsgard) with a quick visit to the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. Check out more Bill Nye DVDs to watch at home!

Fizz Boom Read Wednesday, June 18, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Weather Wisdom: Stop by and learn about weather through hands-on experiments and crafts.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, June 18, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Family Craft Day: Are you ready to do, rather than pin? Try some easy crafts made with everyday household items and things from the recycle bin. There will be something for everyone at this family craft day. All materials will be provided.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, June 18, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Magic Tree House Mania: Travel around the library as we explore new worlds, just like Jack and Annie. We'll have crafts, play BINGO and more!

Fizz Boom Read Thursday, June 19, 2014
All day
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Lego Book Day: Wild about Legos? We'll be building, crafting and gaming with Legos. Join us for a "block" buster afternoon!

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, June 24, 2014
All day
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Eiseley Craft Day: Launch your imagination with crafts! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

Lincoln Saltdogs Tuesday, June 24, 2014
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound and players from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and share some fascinating science facts about baseball and Haymarket Park.

Lincoln SaltdogsTuesday, June 24, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound and players from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and share some fascinating science facts about baseball and Haymarket Park.

Lincoln SaltdogsWednesday, June 25, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound and players from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and share some fascinating science facts about baseball and Haymarket Park.

Lincoln Saltdogs Wednesday, June 25, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound and players from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and share some fascinating science facts about baseball and Haymarket Park.

Lincoln Saltdogs Thursday, June 26, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound and players from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and share some fascinating science facts about baseball and Haymarket Park.

Fizz Boom ReadThursday, June 26, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Paul Mesner Puppets: Paul Mesner Puppets is a globally known professional puppet theatre company based in Kansas City, Missouri. They will be performing Old Mother Hubbard. In a quaint old cottage the comedy of a dog and his master opens and unfolds to delight and captivate the young audience.

Fizz Boom Read Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Paul Mesner Puppets: Paul Mesner Puppets is a globally known professional puppet theatre company based in Kansas City, Missouri. They will be performing Old Mother Hubbard. In a quaint old cottage the comedy of a dog and his master opens and unfolds to delight and captivate the young audience.

Lincoln SaltdogsFriday, June 27, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound and players from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and share some fascinating science facts about baseball and Haymarket Park.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, June 30, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom Read Monday, June 30, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Williams Branch Library Air Park Recreation Center, 3720 N.W. 46th St.
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom Read Monday, June 30, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 1, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, near South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, July 1, 2014
1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 2, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom Read Wednesday, July 2, 2014
1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Fizz, Pop: Spark, Boom! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ is back. Live experiments will draw from the likes of engaging chemistry experiments to accomplish the "Fizz," a Vortex Generator "Pop," a Toilet Paper "Pop," a Hydrogen "Boom," a Grain Dust Elevator "Spark & Boom," and an Ethanol "Boom!"

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 2, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Eiseley Movie Day: Gather your minions again for a transforming new adventure with a little romance!

Fizz Boom ReadThursday, July 3, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Star-Spangled Fun: We always have a bang-up time celebrating the fourth at South Branch Library. Get in on the crafts, treats, and tattoos a day early.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 7, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, July 7, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 7, 2014
3:15 p.m.
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 8, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, July 8, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 9, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom Read Wednesday, July 9, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Let's Get Fit: Learn about fun and easy ways to eat healthier and move more in this interactive session with staff from the health department and kid-fitness guru, Heather Goers.

Fizz Boom Read Thursday, July 10, 2014
All day
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Day! We will be celebrating the Heroes in a Half Shell with books, crafts and movies.

Fizz Boom Read Saturday, July 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - noon
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Star Wars! Attention all Star Wars fans! The Force is strong at Walt Branch Library. Galactic fun includes cool photo ops, crafts, tons of Star Wars themed books to check out and a chance to enter our Wookiee calling contest! All ages welcome. Don't miss this event and may the Force be with you!

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 14, 2014
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, July 14, 2014
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 14, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10:15 a.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, near South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, July 15, 2014
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 16, 2014
All day
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
It's a Mystery! As any reader knows, the library is filled with mystery and suspense. Whether you're a fan of the 39 Clues, the Red Blazer Girls or the Scooby Gang, we will be celebrating the mysterious at Eiseley.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 16, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom Read Wednesday, July 16, 2014
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom ReadThursday, July 17, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., near Bethany Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Jeff Quinn, Magician: The Fizz, Boom, Read! Magic Show features all-new tricks, designed to fit in perfectly with the Science and Invention theme. As always, the show also will have lots of audience participation and clean, family-friendly humor that's designed for both children and adults.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 21, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Alice's Wonderland @ Walt Library! Don't be late for a very important date! You will be sure to have a grand adventure with Wonderland stories, crafts, games and photo ops. Don't forget to wear your tea party finery!

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, July 22, 2014
All day
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Eiseley Craft Day: Launch your imagination with crafts! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 22, 2014
10:30 - noon
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
It's All Fun and Games at the Library: Have you ever played a game of life-sized Candyland? Here's your chance to take part in this, and other games of fun and chance.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 23, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
Gail Gibbons Day: Drop in to the Bennett Martin Public Library in the first floor Youth Services area anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy activities and check out books by science author Gail Gibbons.

Fizz Boom Read Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Retro Tech: Come and experience what was once the NEW technology. Participate in hands-on activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
LEGOs: Unleash your creativity using the library's vast quantity of Legos.

Fizz Boom ReadThursday, July 24, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Sprinkler Day! Cool off at your library, it's our annual sprinkler day! We'll have sprinklers, chalk and the bubble machine will be back in action!

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 28, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, July 28, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, July 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
The Hampstead Stage Company: The Hampstead Stage Company is a nationally-touring theater for young audiences. Their shows, adapted from classic books, promote reading and the love of live theater. Two actors play ALL of the characters and will be sure to captivate any audience! They will perform Lewis Carroll's immortal classic, "Alice in Wonderland."

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
The Hampstead Stage Company: The Hampstead Stage Company is a nationally-touring theater for young audiences. Their shows, adapted from classic books, promote reading and the love of live theater. Two actors play ALL of the characters and will be sure to captivate any audience! Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in this legendary story of the sword and the stone!

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 29, 2014
All day
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Williams Craft Day: Launch your imagination with crafts! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity!

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, July 29, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional.

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 30, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional.

Fizz Boom Read Thursday, July 31, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional.



Here are some photos from this year's Summer Reading Program special events:

2014 Summer Reading Program events



Coke "fountain" at the Summer Reading kickoff party at Bennett Martin Public Library

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



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Good Books

July 11, 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
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
Top 100 Novels for YouthThe Top 100 Novels for Youth
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)
Good Books to Give as Gifts, 2013Good Books to Give as Gifts, 2013
Good Books for Giving, 2012Great Books for Giving, 2012 (slideshow)
Good Books for Giving, 2010Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2010
Great Books to Give as Gifts, 2009Great Books to Give as Gifts, 2009
Good Books for Giving, 2008Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2008
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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Read to a Dog at the Library!

June 30, 2014 by pjorgensen

Photo of dogs and books Watch for more opportunities to read to a dog - coming in September!


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Special Events

June 20, 2014 by pjorgensen


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

FIZZ BOOM READCheck out the special events we're having this year for our Summer Reading Program!

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Great Web Sites for Kids

January 13, 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 Kids Create

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