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Now on the library's website are links to
NoveList and NoveList K-8. These are online databases of fiction
titles -- NoveList 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 plot description. 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.
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.
Butterflies are here
The butterfly larvae have
arrived, and they are busy spinning their chrysalises. Come see them
change and hatch into beautiful painted lady butterflies. They are
"at home" in Ms. Lou's window.
The Youth Advisory Council is open to tweens and teens, sixth
grade and up. The next meeting is May 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Annex
Building. They will be brainstorming and planning summer events. New
members are always welcome.
Book bags for sale
The library has attractive, sturdy book bags for sale for $1.25
each. The bags are 100 percent recyclable material and are perfect
for books, groceries and other errands. They can be purchased in
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can
be found through the library website. She will discuss new books,
introduce library programs, take polls and ask for your ideas.
The Lincoln Public Library District will be closed May 25 in
observance of Memorial Day.
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The library's Summer Reading Program will start with sign-up week
June 1-6. This year's theme is "Read on the Wild Side!" Registration
involves setting a reading goal (for ages 5-12) and playing our
"Safari Games," available during sign-up week. If unable to register
that week, just come in as soon as you can to get started. Planned
activities include reading for benchmark prizes, story time, craft
time and Thursday morning entertainment. The program ends with an
awards program on July 30, when children who have reached their
reading goal receive a free T-shirt. There are appropriate levels
for children 6 months through teens. The teen program runs a
slightly shorter schedule of June 8-July 18. Plan to join in the fun
of the popular Summer Reading Program.
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]