Upcoming Events

View all of our scheduled events on our calendar. 

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Up for a challenge?

Find something new to read or do with our online reading challenges for all ages. You can also log your reading all year long.

Learn more about our reading challenges

Annual Programs and Events

Learn about our biggest programs and events, which happen once a year.

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Summer Reading

Readers of all ages can join our annual Summer Reading program! Log your reading, complete fun activities, and earn books that are yours to keep. 

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Battle of the Books

The Lincoln Public Library's Battle of the Books is a reading competition for students in grades 9-12. Read more books, have fun, and see if your team can triumph in this year's competition! 

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Summer Youth Writing Contest

Young writers can submit short stories and poems for a chance to be published and read their work at our Youth Literary Festival. Developed by TAB

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Teen Film Festival

Teens can submit their short films for a chance to have them shown at our Teen Film Festival. 

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Join us for TEENtober, where we celebrate teens all month long with special events and programs. 

Ongoing Programs and Events

Make the library part of your routine with our ongoing events, which typically take place weekly or monthly.

Kids and Family Events

Specifically designed to entertain, educate, and inspire kids from birth through age 12, and their families.

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Storytimes and Early Literacy

Build essential pre-reading skills in our storytimes and other events for ages 0-12. 

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Read to a Dog

Beginning readers can build confidence - and make a new friend - by reading to trained therapy dogs.

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Family Movie Night

Watch the latest family-friendly movie releases in a fun, relaxed environment.

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Homework Help

Students of all ages can get homework help online, and students in grades 1-8 can take visit our Homework Center for in-person help. 

Adult Events

Make new friends and build your community with our adult events.

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Author Visits

Meet a favorite author (or discover a new one) with our Author Visit series

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Book Clubs

Discuss mysteries, award-winners, and more in one of our regular book clubs.

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Conversation Club

Practice your English in a fun and relaxed environment with our Conversation Club for English Language Learners.