The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Main Library Vision and Concept Study. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Main Library.
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October 21, 2014 by pjorgensen
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October 17, 2014 by pjorgensen
The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees' obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a "Main Library Vision and Concept Study" and has adopted this Position Statement. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Main Library.
E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb Friedman, PresidentBoard meetings
Donna Marvin, Vice-President
Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month. From time to time it may become necessary to reschedule meetings. If circumstances make it prudent and necessary in any one month, the regular meeting of the Board may be rescheduled with the approval of at least four members of the Board, following notification of all seven Board members. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, or when a request is made to the President by three Board members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at 8:00 AM and in the Board Room of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:
- January 21, 8:00 a.m., South Branch (rescheduled to January 28 due to lack of quorum)
- January 28
- February 18
- March 18, 6:00 p.m., Williams Branch
- April 15
- May 20
- Tuesday, June 10, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch (Budget Hearing)
- June 17, 6:00 p.m., Gere Branch
- July 15
- August 19, 8:00 a.m., Bethany Branch
- September 16
- October 21, 6:00 p.m., Anderson Branch
- November 18
- December 16, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch
The proposed agenda is kept continually current and available for inspection at the Administrative Office of the Bennett Martin Public Library, but the Board shall have the right to modify the agenda at said public meeting when convened. Requests for sign language interpreters will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to the Library Director, (402)441-8510.
Agendas and Minutes from Library Board meetings are kept on this site for one year. Earlier minutes (from May 9, 1944 to current) are available in the Library's Administrative Offices during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
The Agendas and Minutes on this site are PDF files, which require the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing these files is available.
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes October 21, 2014 Agenda pending September 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes August 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes July 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes June 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes June 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes May 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes April 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes March 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes February 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes January 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes January 21, 2014 rescheduled December 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes November 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes October 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes
The Library Board is responsible for making policy decisions concerning the employment of the Library Director, materials selection, public rules and regulations, library development, budget, fundraising, public relations, and relationships with other librararies and educational institutions.
- Authorization to Purge Late Fines and Fees from Circulation Records
- Behavior Policy: Inappropriate and/or Illegal Conduct
- Bookmobile Service Priorities
- Circulation Policies
- Closing Policy
- Cooperation with NonPublic Entities
- Display and Distribution of Free Materials
- Internet Policy
- Library Rules & Behavior
- Materials Selection
- Meeting Room Use
- Minors in the Library
- Naming of Facilities
- Public Comment
- Refreshments at Library Programs
- Registration Policy
- Use of Common Area in and Around Library Facilities
- Volunteer Policy
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October 08, 2014 by pjorgensen
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.
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.
Storytimes for Families
The entire family is welcome to enjoy crafts and storytime from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., except where other times are noted.
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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September 26, 2014 by pjorgensen
Books listed are chosen to represent the wide world of literature. While there is something for everyone, not every title listed will be of interest to, or appropriate for, every reader. Check with your librarian for more suggestions.
Check out these new booklists - three of our new Books, Movies & More pages!
More Book Recommendations
Best Books for Young Adults From the American Library Association
The Hot List! Check the most popular items on the teen advance reservations list!
Susan's Picks, Winter 2008 Also available as a two-part audio podcast; the podcasts also include books for adults:
Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2008 (This list includes books for younger readers)Sarah's Teen Book List, Spring 2008 An audio podcast based on this list is also available:
Good Youth Books for Gifts, 2007 (This list includes books for younger readers)
Teen Book Club
The online Teen Book Club is one of eleven online book clubs available through Lincoln City Libraries. Sign up and you'll receive brief daily sections of the books in your specified categories via your e-mail account. Each day's entry will be approximately 5 minutes worth of reading material. Click the book cover image to get more information.
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September 18, 2014 by pjorgensen
For information, application forms, or supplemental questionnaires for most Lincoln City Libraries jobs, please visit the City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Human Resources Department Web site.
Applications for these jobs must be made through the Human Resources Department:
City of Lincoln/Lancaster County Human Resources DepartmentApplications for Library Aide (Shelver) positions should be made at Lincoln City Library locations. These are part-time positions (15-20 hours/week).
555 S 10th St, Rm 107
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-7596 / (402) 441-7597 (TDD)
- Nature of Work: Shelving library materials, and other tasks as assigned.
- Salary: minimum wage
- Benefits: None.
- Minimum Qualifications: Ability to shelve and retrieve materials weighing up to 25 pounds on shelves 3" to 8' in height. Ability to push, pull, stoop, and lift.
Persons of all races, religions, genders, national origins, and ages are encouraged to apply.
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