Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to celebrate Read Across America Day March 2 with a week-long series of events designed to reconnect parents and kids with fun, hands-on activities. Participants are encouraged to disconnect from their electronic devices to better focus on the event and each other. The schedule is as follows:
Drop in any time to complete puzzles ranging from very easy to complex.
Cardboard Creation Night: Tuesday, March 5, 5:15 to 7 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street — Enjoy creative cardboard construction and a storytime at 6:30 p.m.
Free Range Creations: Wednesday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gere Branch, 2400 S. 56th Street — Let your imagination roam free as you create unique designs with paper, scissors, markers, crayons, book jackets and cut outs.
Learn About the Knitting Loom: Thursday, March 7, 3 to 6 p.m., South Branch, 2675 South Street — The Library will provide all the materials for you to use a knitting loom to make scarves to donate to those in need.
Makedo: Saturday, March 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street — Makedo, part of the Library's maker space collection, helps children learn by doing, creating and experimenting. The Library will provide supplies, including cardboard, duct tape and Makedo materials.
LEGO Fun: Saturday, March 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Williams Branch, 5000 Mike Scholl Street — The Library will provide LEGO building sets.
Vicki Wood, LCL Youth Services Supervisor, reminds the public that reading aloud 15 minutes a day is another great way for families to reconnect. For information about LCL, visit lincolnlibraries.org.