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October 10, 2014 by pjorgensen

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

Star Wars Reads DayStar Wars Reads Day
Saturday October 11, 2014
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Star Wars Reads Day III will be celebrated on October 11 this year and you can participate in it at Walt Library. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a Star Wars Storytime. At 1:30 p.m. children aged 12 and under can test their knowledge in a Star Wars Trivia Contest. At 3:00 p.m. members of the 501st Central Garrison will make a special appearance. Have your picture taken with several members of this Star Wars costumed organization. There will be crafts, activities and lots of Star Wars books to read and check out. Star Wars Reads Day is sponsored worldwide by Disney Publishing Worldwide and its many publishing partners.

Lego SundaysBatman Birthday Bash
Monday, October 13, 2014
All Day
Gere Branch Library
For all ages
Comic book professionals Bob Hall and Nate Hamel will show the audience how to draw Batman. The program at 10:00 a.m. is designed for the elementary age and the program at 11:30 a.m. is designed for all ages. Crafts will be available all afternoon. Photos will be taken with Batman from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Spooky (but not too spooky) StorytimeSpooky (but not too spooky) Storytime
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Join us for seasonal stories about things that go bump in the night! Please feel free to dress up or come as you are, all are welcome.

Players from the Lincoln Stars Hockey Team Will Visit Lincoln City Libraries' Storytime in November
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Lincoln Stars hockey team during the month of November. Players will visit certain preschool storytimes, read aloud to the children, and teach them a little about the game and the equipment.

Lincoln Stars"We are excited by the opportunity given to us by the Lincoln City Libraries for our Stars players to meet and interact with children from the community. Many of these children look up to the players as role models, and we feel it is our obligation to set a good example and encourage reading on a daily basis." Alanna Morse, Head of Business Development, Lincoln Stars.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, November 5, 10:30 a.m., South Library
Thursday, November 6, 10:30 a.m. Bethany Library
Wednesday, November 12, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Library
Tuesday, November 18, 10:30 a.m., Gere Library
Wednesday, November 19, 10:30 a.m., Eiseley Library
Thursday, November 20, 10:30 a.m., Bennett Martin Library
Tuesday, November 25, 10:30 a.m., Walt Library

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, and newcomers are always welcome. This program is free and open to the public.

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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Read to a Dog at the Library!

September 17, 2014 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 to polish their reading skills this summer. Therapy teams made up of a dog and its handler are partnered with children who can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a dog.

Children read to dogs in 20-minute shifts once a week for four weeks. The next session begins the week of September 22 and runs through November 3. Pre-registration is required; see the contact information below to register.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; contact Dan at 402-730-5274 or

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street
Saturdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.; contact Katherine at

Healing Heart Dogs - logoSouth Branch Library
2675 South Street
Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m., contact Jayne at

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th Street
Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., email Angela at

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Let's Play

September 12, 2014 by pjorgensen

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Great Web Sites for Kids

September 09, 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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Good Books

September 03, 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
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)
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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