Friends of the Lincoln Library

A final farewell on F Street (F Street Part 4)

Editor’s note: There are four parts to this F Street series. Part One through Part Three ran in the Feb. 6, Feb. 20 and March 6 Lincoln News Messengers. The serie ...

Library staff and community join together for Dr. Seuss celebration

Dear Lincoln News Messenger,      The Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges celebrated “Grab Your Hat and Read With the Cat” on March 8. Th ...

Black History Month - Don’t go near the water

 As kids, we were lucky to spend part of the summer in the tent house, and later, the little cabin at Lake Tahoe. It was there, on Sandy Beach and over on Ballard’s Pie ...

Lincoln Hills Foundation aids local seniors though The Salt Mine

Since its inception in 2001, the mission of the Lincoln Hills Foundation has been to help Lincoln-area seniors maintain their independence and quality of life.  “We ar ...

Santa lands on E Street in Lincoln

Santa Claus landed on E Street when our family was living with my Grandmother Jessie Jane Dillian. On that Christmas Eve in Lincoln, it was so cold that the front windows of our ho ...

Friends of the Lincoln Library hold general membership meeting Thursday night

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Friends of the Lincoln Library will have its annual general membership meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Willow Room at Twelve Bridges Library. A short mee ...

Endless fun all day long down at the park

There wasn’t a lot going in Lincoln in the old days.  Well, I think I’d better take that back. Compared to today, we had two movie theatres, an outdoor da ...

Friends convince city that library needs funds

I joined the Friends of the Lincoln Library this year because the nonprofit 160-member organization keeps the library well-stocked with books, DVDs and magazines. Just as im ...

Thank you, Hinkle Flowers

If there was one story that tells how wonderful it was for me to grow up in Lincoln, that story had to do with Hinkle Flowers and his horse, Bud. Buddy Bear. Hinkle and Iren ...

War, through a child's eye

The Carnegie’s eyes are wide open. Did they ever shed a tear? On April 18, 1942, my mother, Freda Dillian Fleming, wrote in her notebook: “Doo ...

Library open more hours for the summer

While the city of Lincoln will not be able to add as many materials to its collection for patrons during fiscal year 2013-14, interim library director Jon Torkelson “is ho ...

Friends contribute to open hours of the library

June 11, the city of Lincoln held a budget council meeting. The Friends of the Lincoln Public Library gifted the city with a check for $3,885. The pledge of money was to continu ...

Carnegie and the book in the shed

This is a Carnegie Library series. Note: Lincoln’s Carnegie Library is currently closed, due to budget cuts in the city of Lincoln’s General Fund.    The Ca ...

The Carnegie Oasis in Lincoln

   This is the eighth of a multipart series on the Carnegie Library. Note: Lincoln’s Carnegie Library is currently closed, due to budget cuts in the city of Lincol ...

Library received hundreds at sale

  The Friends of the Lincoln Library's book sale on Saturday, April 13 could not have happened without the donations and purchases of everyone; the volunteers before, dur ...