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Summer Reading Program a success
This year's Summer Reading Program wrapped up with an awards
program on July 30. T-shirt prizes were distributed to participants
who reached their reading goal, as well as awards for top readers in
each age level and prizes in a drawing for the preschool "readers."
If you reached your reading goal but were unable to attend the
awards program, come to the library soon to pick up your T-shirt.
Our "Read on the Wild Side" program was a great success this year,
with over 500 kids signed up to read, from 6 months old to teenage.
Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
The Lincoln Public Library
located at 725 Pekin St., with adult nonfiction and
reference materials in the historic Carnegie Building. In
the Annex Building directly behind are adult fiction and the
Youth Services Department. All library events are free and
open to the public. On the Web, visit
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 wins a Wii
In addition to the standard weekly drawings
during the Teen Summer Reading Program, teens could also choose to
enter the special drawing to win a Wii game system. In addition to a
minimum of 1,000 pages read, teens signed up for three hours of
volunteer work at the library. Names of those completing these
requirements were then entered into the special drawing. Our teen
winner of the Wii game was Kelsey Shanle. Congratulations, Kelsey,
and thanks to all the teens who volunteered their time to help
during our busy Summer Reading Program. All your work was greatly
Now on our Web site are links to NoveList, an online database of
fiction titles for adults, and NoveList K-8, specifically for
elementary and middle school children. Logging in with your Lincoln
Public Library District card number will let you search for books by
author, title, series or description of a plot. Click on "Author
Read-alikes" to help you find authors who write in a similar genre
that you enjoy reading. Also investigate "Award Winners," "Book
Discussion Guides" and "Feature Articles" for a wealth of
information. You can even establish a file to keep lists of titles
for future reading, as you are sure to find more titles than you can
read at one time.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can
be found by linking through
www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org. She will discuss new books,
introduce our programs, take polls and ask for your ideas. Look for
pictures of our summer activities!
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Read all about it!
There are many newspapers available in the historic Carnegie
Building. Peruse the Chicago Tribune, The Courier, Illinois Agri
News, Decatur Herald & Review, Peoria Journal Star, Champaign
News-Gazette, Bloomington Pantagraph, St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Springfield State Journal-Register, USA Today and The Wall Street
Live Homework Help
Log on to
www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org to get help from a live tutor. The
one-on-one help is available to kindergarten through adult learners
in math, science, English, social studies and writing. Use your
Lincoln Public Library card number to log in.
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]