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Announcements and Press Releases

April 27, 2015 by pjorgensen

What's Your Vision for a Central Library?

What's Your Vision?

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Central Library Vision and Concept Study. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.

Lincoln Libraries to Promote Money Smart Week
Libraries also observe Financial Literacy Month with DASH for the STASH 

Money Smart WeekLincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) to host events for preschool, teen and adult audiences as part of Money Smart Week® April 18 through 25. The public awareness campaign was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Preschoolers attending storytime programs will receive piggy banks from the NCEE, while supplies last. Upcoming storytimes are as follows:

  • Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike Scholl St. - 4 p.m., Monday, April 20
  • Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22
  • Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23
  • Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22
  • Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23
  • South Branch Library, 2675 South St. - 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22
  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23
  • Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd. - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23

Jennifer Davidson, President of the NCEE, will present finance information for teens at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20 at Gere Branch Library. The program on first jobs, paychecks, credit scores, college financing and other topics is specifically geared for teens, but all ages are welcome. Becky Barnard from NCEE will present the program for adults at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Walt Branch Library. She will provide information about healthy eating on a budget, show how to prepare healthy and economical food and offer samples.

As part of Financial Literacy Month, Lincoln City Libraries is participating in DASH for the STASH, an investor education/protection contest. One participant in Nebraska will win $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account, courtesy of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance. To enter, participants can go to any Lincoln City Libraries location to find four posters. After reading each poster, they answer quiz questions online. The contest runs through May 15.

 Children Can Improve Their Reading Skills by Reading to a Dog

Photo of dogs and booksFamilies are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts, once a week for four weeks. The spring session begins this week and will conclude Saturday, May 2.

Pre-registration is required; see this information to register.


Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups

Parent-Child Book GroupsParent-Child book groups are a great way to encourage your kids to read, as well as share some special time together. Reading the same book as your child gives you a common bond and is a great conversation starter. Lincoln City Libraries offers parent-child book groups year round.

Information about current groups is available here.

Annual Report

2012-13 Annual ReportThe Library's Annual Report for 2013-14 is now available.

The 2011-12 and 2012-13 reports are still available for review as well.



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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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Contact Us

April 20, 2015 by Webmaster

You can also contact us through our Feedback and Comments form. Comments can also be e-mailed to library@lincolnlibraries.org

If you have a reference question, please text us or use our Instant Messaging service for quick questions, or you can use the form on our Ask a Librarian page for more involved questions.

To suggest an item for the library to consider for purchase, please use our Suggest-a-Title form. Separate forms are available for reporting problems with this Web site and requesting helpwith our downloadable audiobooks and eBooks
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Administration
Director
Pat Leach
(402) 441-8510
e-mail address

Assistant Director
Julee Hector
(402) 441-8511
e-mail address

Administrative Aide
Barbara Hansen
(402) 441-8512
e-mail address
Youth Services
Supervisor
Vicki Wood
(402) 441-8565
e-mail address
Polley Music Library
Music Librarian
Carolyn Dow
(402) 441-8527
e-mail address
Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Curator
Erin Willis
(402) 441-8516
e-mail address
Outreach Services
Interlibrary Loan
(402) 441-8537
e-mail address

Home Outreach by Mail
(402) 441-8537
e-mail address
Support Services
Coordinator
Tammy Teasley
(402) 441-8593
e-mail address
Virtual Services
Coordinator
Rod Cummings
(402) 441-8522
e-mail address

Manager
Peter Jorgensen
(402) 441-8587
e-mail address
Branch Managers
Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 68508, (402) 441-8500
South Branch Library, 2675 South Street, 68502, (402) 441-8570
Julie Beno
(402) 441-8535
e-mail address

Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 68507, (402) 441-8540
Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, 68505, (402) 441-8550
Kim Shelley
(402) 441-8542
e-mail address

Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 68521, (402) 441-4250
Williams Branch Library, 5000 Mike Scholl Street, 68524, (402) 441-8580
Bookmobile, (402) 441-8545
Sheila Jacobs
(402) 441-4252
e-mail address

Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 68506, (402) 441-8560
Brenda Ealey, Branch Manager
(402) 441-8562
e-mail address

Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 68512, (402) 441-4460
Jodene Glaesemann
(402) 441-4462
e-mail address


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Library Board of Trustees

April 17, 2015 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 "Central Library Vision and Concept Study" and has adopted this Position Statement. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.

Board members

E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at libraryboard@lincolnlibraries.org

Herb Friedman, President
Term: 2011-2018
E-mail: h.friedman@lincolnlibraries.org

Donna Marvin, Vice-President
Term: 2012-2016
E-mail: d.marvin@lincolnlibraries.org

Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
Term 2011-2013
E-mail: m.florence@lincolnlibraries.org

Kathy McKillip
Term: 2009-2014
E-Mail: k.mckillip@lincolnlibraries.org

Lowell Berg
Term: 2014-2015
E-mail: l.berg@lincolnlibraries.org

Herb Schimek
Term: 2010-2017
E-mail: h.schimek@lincolnlibraries.org

Carol Speicher
Term: 2012-2019
E-mail: c.speicher@lincolnlibraries.org

Board meetings

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:

2015 Schedule

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

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
April 21, 2015 Agenda pending
March 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 20, 2015
Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2014 Agenda Minutes
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
Board Policies

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.



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