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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Book club for parents and children
There was an
organizational meeting on March 2 for anyone interested in a reading
club for a parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) and child to
join together. Participants themselves will determine book choices,
dates and time to meet.
Baby sitter's training
A baby-sitting clinic taught by American Red Cross trainers will
take place on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room
of the Annex Building. This training session is open to 11- to
15-year-old boys and girls who want the skills and confidence to be
great baby sitters. The cost of this full-day class is $40, and a
limited number of partial scholarships are available by contacting
the library. Call 732-5732 to register.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has started a blog
that can be found through the link at
www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org or directly at
lincolnpubliclibraryupdates.blogspot.com. She will be discussing
new books, introducing our programs, taking polls and asking for
your ideas. Check it out.
In partnership with the LCHS National Honor Society and Media
Communications class, a DVD exhibit will be on display in the Annex
Building. Reproductions of significant American art, architecture,
photography, sculpture and decorative art will be the focus of this
exhibit, which will change bimonthly for the remainder of 2009.
Students from the LCHS classes will offer a visual narration and
interpretation of the reproductions.
Children's book displays
Come in and see our display of books about St. Patrick's Day, as
well as books to welcome spring. 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 the library. Look for them
in the Youth Services Department.
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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. We are
currently offering our winter session. Craft classes are for 8- to
12-year-olds. The craft session is in progress, with sign-up no more
than two weeks in advance of each class you would like to attend.
Call 732-5732 to sign up your child for any event.
Our butterflies will arrive in April as caterpillars, and it is
always a favorite display for the kids! Watch the caterpillars form
a chrysalis, then emerge as live butterflies!
Coming in June and July is the Summer Reading Program, with
several levels for kids 6 months through teens. Also offered are
story times and craft time. More information to come.
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]