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[February 04, 2010]  After School Homework Helpers: Tutors are available to give after-school help in the Lincoln Public Library Annex. This service is offered Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Tutors are students from Lincoln Christian University who provide the free service to ages 8 and up. Children attend on an as-needed basis.

Read to an Animal

The library and the Logan County Humane Society invite children ages 6 and up to "Read to an Animal" on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Annex. Bring your own story or choose from the library's selection of books. The dogs and cats love the individual attention, and the visiting animals are adoptable.

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.

Miss Lou's blog

Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can be found through a link on the library Web site. She discusses new books, introduces library programs and takes polls. Tell her your ideas and suggestions, and take a look at photos and video from the recent Lego tournament!

Upcoming events

On March 30, the library will have an "American Girl Tea." There will be refreshments, of course, and an opportunity for girls to talk about their own American Girl doll. Plan on a sweet, old-fashioned "tea time" for moms, dads or grandparents to share with their young daughters. Call the library at 732-5732 for more information.

Costumes needed

Do you have any American Girl clothing? We're thinking about a fashion show at the above event. Something your daughter has now or has outgrown? We would love to borrow the items for our tea. Please contact us at 732-5732.

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The library Web site 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.

Holiday closing

The Lincoln Public Library District will be closed on Feb. 15, Presidents Day.

[Text from file received from Marlene Perry, Lincoln Public Library]

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