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Your library: more than just books
The Lincoln Public Library District offers more to our patrons
than books and movies. Available for public use while in the library
are a button-making machine, copy machine (fee for copies), three
meeting rooms and Wi-Fi in both buildings. Thinking you'll never get
to watch those old movies or slides again? With your library card
you can check out a Super 8 or 8 mm movie projector, or a slide
projector, as well as a cassette tape player or an overhead
projector. Your library is current on technology as well as
understanding of the past.
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.
Now on the library's 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
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.
Tutors will return to the library on Sept. 8. This "attend as
needed" service is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:45
p.m. in the Annex. Tutors are students from Lincoln Christian
College who provide this service to ages 8 and up free of charge.
Fall story times will begin the week of Sept. 21. The library
offers Lapsit Story Time for little ones ages 6 months through 2
years old and Beginning Book Buddies for 3- and 4-year-olds on
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ready Readers for ages 5-7 will meet on
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Registration for story times begins Sept. 14.
Fall craft classes, open to 8- to 12-year-olds, are offered on
Mondays at 3:30, beginning Sept. 21. Sign-up for these classes is no
more than two weeks in advance of each week you would like to
attend. A list of the planned crafts is available in the Youth
The first Youth Advisory Council meeting of the school year will
be Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Annex. All teens are welcome to
attend. This group meets several times each school year to plan teen
events at the library. Have an idea? Bring your idea and a teen
friend to this meeting and become an organizer!
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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 programs, take polls and ask for your ideas. Look for
pictures of the library's summer activities.
The Lincoln Public Library District will be closed Sept. 7, Labor
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]