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.
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The Homework Helper program resumes on
Jan. 12 in the Youth Services Department of the Annex Building.
Lincoln Christian College education majors are available to assist
students with schoolwork and reading skills. Children in third
through sixth grade can take advantage of this help Monday through
Thursday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. until April 2. Students will be
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space is available.
For more information, call LCC at 732-7788, ext. 2353, and talk to
Teddy Bear Picnic
Our annual winter "indoor picnic"
will be Jan. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the downstairs Pegram Room of
the historic Carnegie Building. This popular event features stories
and a picnic snack fit for a bear -- a honey sandwich, teddy grahams
and juice -- that can be shared with your favorite stuffed animal!
The highlight will be a visit from a bear character that all the
children will love to meet. Parents, be sure to bring your camera,
as this is a sweet, old-fashioned party. This picnic is for children
up to 8 years old. Call 732-5732 to register. Registration for this
event closes Jan. 15 to allow an accurate count for lunches.
Coming soon in 2009: Picturing America
In partnership with the LCHS National Honor Society and
Audio/Visual Club, a public DVD exhibit of reproductions of
significant American art, architecture, photography, sculpture and
decorative art will be on display. Students will offer a visual
narration and interpretation of the reproductions. This DVD exhibit
in the Annex Building will begin soon and change bimonthly for the
remainder of 2009.
New magazine titles for 2009
In addition to our current magazine subscriptions, we are adding
three new titles for this year. We now offer Kiki in the Youth
Services Department and Natural Home and ShopSmart (from Consumer
Reports) in the Adult Department.
Come in and see our display of books about Martin Luther King Jr.
Whether you are reading for a school report or just for fun, we
always have interesting groupings of books to peruse. We also have
pop-up books and books with fold-outs to enjoy while you're here in
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Story time and craft time
Our story time groups are Little Listeners Lapsit for age 6
months to 2-year-olds, Beginning Book Buddies for 3- and
4-year-olds, and Ready Readers for 5- to 7-year-olds. Seven-week
sessions are offered in the winter, summer and fall. The winter
session starts Feb. 3 and sign-up will begin Jan. 26. Craft classes
are for 8- to 12-year-olds and follow the same schedule as story
times. The winter craft session starts Feb. 5 and sign-up is no more
than two weeks in advance of each craft class you would like to
Check back for information on upcoming events. Look for an
organizational meeting in March for an Adult and Child Book Club, a
Babysitting Clinic sponsored by the American Red Cross in April, and
our butterflies (as caterpillars) will arrive in late April.
Live Homework Help
Log on to
www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org to get help from a live tutor from
4 to 10 p.m. every day. 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 enter.
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]