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Back to school -- As families are
getting their kids ready to go back to school, don't forget to add a
library card to the school supply list! Be ready to find the
information for those reports, projects and various assignments that
are just around the corner.
The fall sessions of story times and craft times will begin the
week of Sept. 20. Story times are offered for children 6 months to 7
years old. The groups meet once a week through Nov. 3. Sign-up
begins Sept. 13; call the Youth Services Department at 732-5732 for
the schedule and to register.
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.
I didn't know thatů
The library has a
typewriter for free in-house use in the Carnegie Building,
The library offers
free access to its Wi-Fi signal in both buildings.
You can access
several useful sites from the library website's main page, such
as Shelfari, World Book Web, NoveList and Library on the Go.
The library has book bags for sale for
$1.25 each. The bags are made from 100 percent recycled
materials and are perfect for books, groceries and other
errands. They can be purchased in either building.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can
be accessed by linking through the library website. She discusses
new books, introduces library programs and takes polls. Tell her
your ideas and suggestions. You can also view videos of library
Library on the Go
The library website has a link to a new feature called
Library on the Go. This
is an online database of items to download to your computer, iPhone
or MP3 player. Log in with your Lincoln Public Library District card
number and search for books, music or movies to download and enjoy.
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On Saturday, Oct. 30, the library will again have a Halloween
party for sixth- through eighth-graders. A trained makeup artist
will be there to show Halloween makeup techniques. Costumes,
contests and snacks will be offered.
In November, the Readers Theatre program will return with
rehearsals and a public performance of several plays. Sign-up will
be in October.
The Lincoln Public Library will be closed on Sept. 6 for Labor
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]