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After School Homework Helpers -- Tutors
are available for after-school help in the Lincoln Public Library
Annex. The last day for this service will be April 29.
Tutoring help is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:45
pm. Tutors are students from Lincoln Christian University who
provide this free service to ages 8 and up. Children attend on an
Join other professionals working with young readers to share
ideas about new books, themes, story extensions and resources. Learn
ways the library can assist you. Hear about how you can access the
online programs available through the library. Come and meet on
Friday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in the Annex Community Room. This is for
anyone working with young readers and literature: teachers,
preschool teachers, day care providers and home-school instructors.
Please call 732-5732 to register. Can't come to this meeting, but
want to be on the mailing list? Give us a call.
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.
Butterflies have arrived
The library again has butterfly larvae in the youth department.
Come check on them often to watch them form a chrysalis, then hatch
into colorful butterflies!
American Girl Tea a "sweet" success
On March 30, the library hosted an American Girl Tea party. The
event included refreshments, a brief history of the American Girl
dolls, a review of manners and an opportunity for girls to talk
about their own American Girl dolls. Moms, grandmothers, aunts,
sisters and even a dad enjoyed the time spent with their girls.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a
that can be found by linking through the library Web site. She
discusses new books, introduces our programs and takes polls. Tell
her your ideas and suggestions.
The youth department is starting to gear up for the annual Summer
Reading Program that runs during June and July. Miss Lou will visit
each of the elementary schools in Lincoln next month to introduce
the program, and a packet of information will be distributed to all
of these children. More information will be announced in next
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The library Web site, at
www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org, 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.
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]