Lincoln Public Library

Hours & Directions

Monday Hours 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Hours 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Recommended Reading & Viewing

Lincoln Library Book Match Service,   Surprise Books in a Bag   &   Reading Challenges
Guides to Your Next Good Book
Talking about Race with Kids
Lincoln Public School Committee Recommendations, Fall 2019
Book Awards
Film Awards
Book Lists


Book Match Service

Find something good to read:  request recommendations from a Lincoln Public Library librarian.

Surprise Books in a Bag 

Choose a category from Guilty Pleasures to History.  Each bag will contain a combination of fiction and nonfiction titles, a new DVD, Music CD and maybe a magazine or book on CD.

Reading Challenges

Reading challenges are a great way to read more broadly and consistently, have fun, learn new things and stay engaged!  Beanstack is an online service that offers book and activity logging, recommendations, book reviews, and more!  Participate in one of our monthly challenges or join an ongoing challenge.


Guides    Book Browse

Your Guide to Exceptional Books: reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more.

Novelist Plus    Novelist Plus

  Find read-alikes and lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. Covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.

Books and Authors    Books & Authors

 Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics. 


A monthly "discovery tool for readers" with reviews and ads.

goodreadssmall   Goodreads

Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read. See which books your friends are reading. Find personalized book recommendations and community reviews. Links to quick search and request in MLN catalog.

librarythingsmall   LibraryThing

Catalog your collections, trade recommendations and reviews with millions of other readers. Easy to search the MLN library catalog from LibraryThing and place requests.

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 Indie Next List

Hand-picked recommendations from independent booksellers across the nation.

 foreward reviewForeWord Reviews

Reviews of books by independent authors and small presses.


Talking about Race with Kids

A list compiled by Lincoln PL Children's Staff


Lincoln School Committee Recommendations Fall 2019

Books that educators & community members have read & discussed, that have influenced the district in some way


Book Awards

Mass Book Awards

Nobel Prize for Literature

Pulitzer Prizes

Pen/Faulkner Award For Fiction

National Book Award

Mann Booker Prize

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction

Edgar Awards (Mystery Books)

Hugo Awards (Science Fiction books & films)

The Audies (Audio Publishers Association Awards)


Film Awards

 Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (OSCARS)

 American Film Institute (AFI top 100 lists)

 National Film Registry (Library of Congress)

 Sundance Film Festival

 Cannes Film Festival


Book Lists

New York Times Best Sellers

NPR Book Concierge

Top Requests in the Minuteman Library Network 

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