Lincoln City Libraries Badges and Books Program Begins November 4
Published on November 02, 2023
Lincoln City Libraries, in partnership with the Lincoln Police Department, invites residents to a “Badges and Books” program in November that focuses on young children and their families.
The program allows families to meet their neighborhood police officers. Officers will share how they do their jobs, what it takes to become a police officer and how to keep safe from crime. There will be a short Storytime and children can choose a free book.
“Storytimes help bring the community together, creating a sense of unity and belonging. When police officers join us for Storytime, it underscores their deep-rooted involvement in the community and their unwavering dedication to its well-being. This collaboration reinforces the importance of reading and learning for our young ones,” said Ryan Wieber, Director of Lincoln City Libraries.
The Badges and Books schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m., Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th St.
- Sunday, November 5, 2 p.m., Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior St.
- Monday, November 6, 6 p.m., Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Ave.
“Connecting with the youngest members of our community allows the Lincoln Police Department to form lasting relationships from an early age and highlight the humans behind the badge,” said Jason Hellmuth, Continuing Education/Community Services Officer, Lincoln Police Department. “We are your neighbors who are proud to protect the city we call home. Our goal is to serve others by building upon these positive interactions with law enforcement.”
For more information about Lincoln City Libraries and its services, visitlincolnlibraries.org.