March 2018 Library notes

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[March 17, 2018]  UPCOMING EVENTS

Music and Movement:
Children (6 months – 5 years) and their caregivers can enjoy music, dancing and fun with musical instruments during the month of March, beginning March 6. Register for the Tuesday 10:00am or Wednesday 10:00am session by calling 732-5732. Space is limited. Library events are FREE and open to the public.

Tinker Tuesdays:
Join us on Tuesdays during the month of March from 5:30PM – 6:30PM and build, create and design to your heart’s content. Families are invited to work on provided projects or use our art and building materials to make something completely original! Each week will have a different theme with unique materials available. Please register by calling 732-5732. Library events are FREE and open to the public.

The Lincoln Public Library is located at 725 Pekin St., with adult nonfiction and reference materials in the historic Carnegie Building. The Annex directly behind houses adult fiction and the Youth Services Department.

All library events are free and open to the public.



Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Phone 217-732-8878 for adult services and 217-732-5732 for youth services.

Teen Tech Week:
Celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 12 - 16) with LPLD and Lincubate! Teens (grades 6 – 12) enjoy classes Monday through Friday from 3:30PM – 4:30PM on the following topics: Intro to Video Editing, Creating Videogames, Build a Snap Circuit Radio, Intro to Phone Virtual Reality, and Computer Assembly Basics. Please call 732-5732 or email youthlpld  to register. Library events are FREE and open to the public.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime:
Children with special needs and their families are invited to the library for playtime on Wednesday, February 21st from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. The library will offer informal play and simple sensory activities. A quiet room will be available. This is a great opportunity to introduce your child to the library! FREE. No registration required. Questions? Call LPLD Youth Services 217-732-5732.

Wonder Party:
Students, grades 3 – 5, are invited to join us for a party based on the best-selling book Wonder by R.J. Palacio on Thursday, March 29 from 3:30PM – 4:30PM. Participate in a Wonder relay, kind-bomb the library, and create a self-portrait. Please register by calling 732-5732. Library events are FREE and open to the public.

No closings this month!


Fix-It Lincoln – The Library now offers a new collection of books on maintenance, repair, and upkeep. The books include topics such as automobiles, homes, lawns, health care, musical instruments, boats, and much more. Funding for this grant was awarded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library.

Links on our Website - Our website has links to many free services, such as Library On The Go, WorldCat, Khan Academy, the improved World Book Web, and our Ask A Librarian service, as well as various downloadable forms. Check out what’s new!




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3M Cloud – This is our new ebook database, which is an addition to our existing Library On The Go database. Thousands of titles are available, with more being added weekly, and can be searched via our online catalog. You will need a PIN number to get started. Stop by our Circulation Department for easy instructions.

Zinio – An electronic magazine collection with hundreds of titles. Create your account with Zinio from our website and start reading. Stop by the Circulation Desk for more information.

Going on a trip? – The Circulation Staff can put a hold on any outstanding requests you may have so you will get them when you return. Just stop by and let the staff know your travel dates.

E-mails and text messages – Our computer program allows patrons to receive texts and/or
e-mails for notification of reserved items and overdue notices. If you are interested in this service, please talk to a member of our Circulation Staff.

PIN Numbers – Don’t forget to take advantage of a PIN number (password) for your account. With a PIN, you can search the entire POLARIS system, see what items you have out, and request and renew books from home.

Gift Certificates – Need a gift idea? You can purchase a one year Library card for an individual or complete family that lives out of the library district. We will provide a gift certificate for presenting, and the recipient can bring it in, along with a photo ID and proof of address to receive their own Library Card.

Book Clubs - The Annex Building Circulation Desk collects reading lists for all the Book Clubs in the area. So if you can’t remember what you read or what you are supposed to read, we have you covered. Drop off your lists at the Circulation Desk, or e-mail April Jensen, Circulation Manager, at apriljensen4 

[Melissa Oxborrow, Lincoln Public Library]

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