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[December 01, 2009]  Homework helpers take holiday break -- Tutors are taking a holiday break. On Jan. 11 this service will resume Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. in the Lincoln Public Library Annex. Tutors are students from Lincoln Christian University who provide this free service to ages 8 and up.

Santa visits the library

Santa Claus will visit the library during the annual Tuesdays With Santa event. He will be available on Dec. 1 and 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Annex. Parents are asked to bring their own camera for photos this year. Children can also write a letter to Santa to make sure he remembers their special conversation. Please register at 732-5732 so Santa can bring enough candy canes.

The Lincoln Public Library is 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.

Upcoming events

There will be a "Lego Challenge" building event for kids on Jan. 30 in the Annex. Watch the library's advertising for more information later.

Items needed

The Youth Services Department is accepting donations of Lego blocks for the above event. Also, any unneeded chiffon scarves can be donated for the youngest Story Time group to use for sensory development. Please drop off any of these donations at the Youth Services Department in the Annex.

Miss Lou's blog

Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can be found through She discusses new books, introduces our programs and takes polls. Tell her your ideas and suggestions!


The library Web site has 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" or "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.

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Holiday closings

The Lincoln Public Library District wishes everyone "Happy Holidays."

  • Dec. 24 -- Closing early at 1 pm

  • Dec. 25 and 26 -- Closed for Christmas holiday

  • Dec. 31 -- Closing early at 5 p.m.

  • Jan. 1, 2010 -- Closed for New Year's Day

Live Homework Help

Log on to 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 Perry, Lincoln Public Library]

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