Lincoln City Libraries ( is sharing the love and pride they have for their dedicated volunteers. In 2022, volunteers donated 6,234 hours of work which equates to $186,708.

The Board of Trustees of Lincoln City Libraries has proclaimed the week of April 16–April 22 Volunteer Appreciation Week, and they celebrated the efforts of 2022 volunteers at a celebration on April 16.

This year, two volunteers won the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Deva and Reema. Deva donated 250 hours, and Reema donated 110 hours. Kim and Melvia tied for most hours donated, 279.5 hours.

Thomas Tangeman was recognized for volunteering for 25 years. The libraries also honored 15, 10 and five-year volunteers, plus the many, many other faces that help them do a LOT with a little. They each play a critical role in helping the libraries to serve the community. Library volunteers come from all segments of the community. Students in grades 6-12 serve on Teen Advisory Boards to provide input to improve collections, programs and library spaces for young people. Numerous high school seniors fulfill the volunteer requirements of Government and Politics classes in order to graduate. Adults, including many retirees, volunteer at LCL, processing new materials, shelving items and sorting donations.

The Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries was formed in 1954 to provide annual support for the programs and services provided to our residents through Lincoln City Libraries. This support is only successful because of volunteer involvement and public support through the Foundation. For more information to donate or volunteer, please visit, email, or call (402) 441-0164.