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[April 21, 2018]  UPCOMING EVENTS

YouTube Party
6th-12th graders are invited to come and sample the best of YouTube! We’ll do activities, play games, and eat snacks based on YouTube channels like: Nerdy Nummies, Blimey Cow, Good Mythical Morning, Dude Perfect, and How It Should Have Ended. Join us on Thursday, January 11 from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Register by calling 217-732-5732 or emailing youthlpld@gmail.com.

Family Lego Day
One of our most popular family events! Bring your own Legos or borrow some from the library and spend the morning building together as a family. (Each family will have a designated space, so you don’t have to worry about losing any of your own bricks.) Join us Saturday, January 13 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Register early to ensure a space for your brickmaster bunch by calling 217-732-5732.

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.

Website: www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/

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.

Secret Valentines
(January 30 - February 9)

Use our supplies to make a Valentine for our friends at area care facilities, and then drop it in our special Valentine’s box. You can also make something special for your loved ones at home.

Winter Programming Begins January 15th:
Registration required for all sessions.

Little Listeners
(6 months-2years)

Choose Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Includes stories, finger plays, music, rhymes, and more.

Book Buddies
(3-4 years)

Choose Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Includes stories, music, movement, crafts, and interactive play.

Mondays at 3:30PM.
Formerly known as Ready Readers, this K-2nd group has been revamped with a new format, making it a better bridge between our younger storytimes and Explorer Club.

Explorer Club
Thursdays at 3:30PM.
Grades 3-5
Enjoy hands-on projects as we create, experiment, and explore science, art, technology, and more!


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@gmail.com 

[Melissa Oxborrow, Lincoln Public Library]

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