Bennett Martin library

Bennett Martin Public Library.

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Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to celebrate the launch of the new computer center at Bennett Martin Public Library on Tuesday.

The main library at 136 S. 14th St. will open 30 minutes early for the event at 9:30 a.m. The library received 21 new computers through the Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities project. The computers are installed and ready for immediate use by the public free of charge.

The celebration will include remarks from Library Director Pat Leach, Nebraska Library Commission Director Rod Wagner and City Council Chair Carl Eskridge. Refreshments will be served, and library staff will demonstrate online resources, including JobNow, which provides live interactive help for job seekers; Ancestry, a popular genealogy program; TumbleBooks, which provides animated, talking picture books for children; and OverDrive, the downloadable audio and eBook supplier.

The new computers and furnishings at Bennett Martin Public Library are valued at more than $40,000.

More information about library services is available at lincolnlibraries.org.

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