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March 30, 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.

Public Invited to Play Musical Glasses at Polley Music Library

Residents can learn how to play musical glasses from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Polley Music Library on the second floor of Bennett Martin Library, 136 S. 14th St. Participants can drop by any time during the two-hour event to play and explore the science behind making music with a glass, water and your finger.

This hands-on experience is sponsored by the Polley Music Library, a privately funded service of Lincoln City Libraries, which provides information on a wide range of musical topics. Its collection includes music magazines and several thousand music books and scores. The archival and research holdings include historical music programs from Lincoln, photos and other materials related to Lincoln’s musical history, as well as historical sheet music and manuscripts.

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 High Art Featured at LibraryLincoln High Art Featured at Library

As part of Youth Art Month, the public is invited to view a free exhibit featuring art work created by students from Lincoln High School. The exhibit is on display through March 30 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. It includes paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and pottery p.m. Friday, March 6. Students and teachers will be available to discuss their artwork and techniques.

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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