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[April 02, 2010]  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 as-needed basis.

Book Believers

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 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 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 blog 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.

Upcoming events

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 month's article.

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The library Web site, at, 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 Perry, Lincoln Public Library]

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