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[September 02, 2010]  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.

Fall programming

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 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.

I didn't know thatů
  • The library has a typewriter for free in-house use in the Carnegie Building, first-come, first-served.

  • 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 programs.

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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Upcoming events

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.

Holiday closing

The Lincoln Public Library will be closed on Sept. 6 for Labor Day.

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

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