To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except the main customer service counter (which is now open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM), Development Services, and the Permit Counter which is also open 8AM-5PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

Support Us


Supporting your library can take many forms--and we appreciate them all.


We greatly appreciate your donations of money or materials to the Lincoln Public Library.

Monetary donations are quickly and easily used to supplement and provide additional
Library material and services. Though the Library accepts gifts of cash designated for specific purposes, money can be more effectively used when funds are allocated to the areas of greatest need. Money designated for specific purposes must be approved by the Director of Library Services before the Library can accept.

The Library is most interested in receiving donations of new or gently used items in excellent condition. We accept current interest items, such as novels, best sellers, and items on popular topics, informative books, children's books, paperbacks, biographies, books on tape, VHS, DVDs, audio tapes, and CDs. We do not accept non-fiction items more than three years old, out dated encyclopedias, periodicals, condensed books, and books that are not in excellent condition. All donations will be reviewed for use in the collection; those items that cannot be used will be given to the Friends of the Library to sell to support Library programs.

For more information, please see our Gift & Donation Policy.

Friends of the Lincoln Library

The Friends of the Lincoln Library support Library programming, including our Homework Center, Family Movie Night, and Mother Goose on the Loose. For more information on joining the Friends of the Library, please see their website.


Our volunteers are an essential part of our Library team, and we hope you'll consider becoming one!  Our volunteers fill many roles, including the following:

  • General Volunteers: Our General Volunteers keep a drop-in schedule, coming in when it is most convenient for them. These volunteers check in items, help with shelving, and generally keep the library operating smoothly.
  • Homework Coaches: Do you enjoy being with children and helping them succeed in school? The Homework Center needs YOU! We have an opportunity for you to volunteer as a Homework Coach and help students with reading, math, science, or computer skills.
  • Storytime Volunteers: Do you enjoy spending time with children? Do you like reading aloud? Consider becoming a storytime volunteer, and making our Wednesday afternoon storytimes a success.
  • Summer Reading Volunteer: Help us make Summer Reading a success! We're looking for volunteers--especially teens needing community service--to help us run workshops, teach crafts, check logs, and more.

 To volunteer, please download our Volunteer Application Packet. Return the first two pages to the Library and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back to you. Don't forget to write down any special volunteer opportunities you'd like to be a part of!


Voting & Civic Engagement

Public libraries are free in the sense that you don't pay for them every time you walk through the doors. We are, however, supported by your tax dollars. The best way you can support the library is to make it know to policy makers that you use and value this resource- a resource that is paid for by you, and is for you. Vote to support the library, and speak up to city officials when you have the chance to do so.


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