Save the Dates

2019 Ames Reading Series:

Sunday, March 31, 2019: Sara Dale & Ellie Piersol

Located on the 3rd Floor Heritage Room at Bennett Martin Public Library, starting at 2:00 PM.

2019 NLHA Lunch at the Library:

April 3, 2019: Lincoln City Libraries Director, Pat Leach

Located on the 4th Floor at Bennett Martin Public Library, starting at 12:10 PM.

2019 Wine & E:

Thursday, April 25, 2019| 6-9PM | Country Club of Lincoln

2019 Coffee on the Dock/One Book One Lincoln:

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Mill – Haymarket 

2019 Book Sale:

Pre-Sale is Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Tickets go on Sale 6/19/19!

Book Sale is Thursday, September 19 – Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Lancaster Event Center – Lincoln, NE

Lincoln City Libraries – Begin with Books!

Begin with Books is a program that puts new, high-quality children’s books into the hands of low-income children and their families. Our partners are the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, People’s Health Center, Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Health 360, and the Nebraska Urban Indian Medical Center.

When children under the age of five, visit one of these health centers, for immunizations, or well-child checks, they receive an age-appropriate book, and suggestions for the parent about promoting early literacy in the home, a Library Learning Time schedule, and information about Lincoln City Libraries. Staff at these medical centers has been trained to talk to parents about the importance of reading aloud to their child, using the library, and other literacy promoting activities.

Through First Book, we are able purchase books for half the retail price. This means that a donation of $25.00 buys a child seven books from birth to age five, building a small personal library and making book ownership a reality for a low-income family.

Since 2014, over 6,000 books have been given away through this program and our partners.