The Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries supports Lincoln City Libraries to ensure that our libraries will continue to be community centers
Your help is needed to help South Branch Library's Leading to Reading program - a specially desiged program to help young children learn to read. We need to purchase a new computer, specially designed for preschool children, as well as books, puzzles, and toys to further engage these youngsters in reading and play.
Thanks to the generosity of many, Bennet Martin Public Library, Bethany Branch Library, and Anderson Library Leading to Reading spaces were upgraded. This year, it's South Branch's turn!
These upgraded children’s areas will enhance the Library's story time sessions and give parents and caregivers the chance to check-out books, compact discs, and other literacy-related items to use in their own homes.
Research has shown that children learn through play, especially when manipulating objects like puzzles, beads, magnetic letters, and puppets. This type of play is part of creating a literacy-rich environment and having these spaces in our libraries makes them a destination for parents with small children. Our libraries offer opportunities for this type of engaged play that are often not available in the home.
Lincoln’s libraries are more than just books. Libraries in today's world have become family centers where “Kids of All Ages” can learn and play together free-of-charge. Libraries are often sometimes a child’s only access to play with toys and reading books. All library activities, materials, and programs are provided free-of-charge.
Strong support for Lincoln’s Libraries enables us to serve the growing needs of our citizens. An especially appreciative Lincoln Mom recently commented that Lincoln’s libraries are a “land of happy children.”