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Homework help -- The Homework Helper
program is currently taking their winter break. The helpers will
return to the regular schedule on Jan. 16.
Tuesday With Santa
Santa Claus will visit the library again this year on Dec. 6 from
5 to 6:30 p.m. You can make a craft when you arrive, then sit on
Santa's lap, have mom and dad take your photo, and follow up with a
reminder letter to be mailed to the North Pole. Registration is
required for accurate planning. Please call the Youth Services
Department at 732-5732.
The library will offer two special holiday craft opportunities
this month. On Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m., children ages 5 to 7 can listen
to a Christmas story and decorate a gingerbread house. Registration
closes on Wednesday. On Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m., children ages 8-12 can
make a "special gift" for holiday giving. Registration is required
for accurate planning, so call the Youth Services Department at
732-5732 to sign up.
The Lincoln Public Library
located at 725 Pekin St., with adult nonfiction and
reference materials in the historic Carnegie Building. The Annex directly behind
houses adult fiction and the
Youth Services Department.
All library events are free and
open to the public. Online, 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.
217-732-8878 for adult services and 217-732-5732 for youth services.
Our teen volunteers are planning a New Year's Eve party for
grades eight to 12 on Dec. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 732-5732 for
more information, or look for posters around school.
Family Lego Day -- The library will again have a Family Lego Day
on Saturday morning, Jan. 14. Kids can bring their own Legos or
build with the library's blocks. More information will follow.
Winter stories -- Children can come listen to a reading of winter
stories. Stories for ages 5 to 7 will be on Thursday, Jan. 19, at
3:30 p.m. and for ages 3 to 5 on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. More
information will follow.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a
that can be accessed by linking through the
She lists the library's new books for children and young adults and
introduces library programs. Tell her your ideas and suggestions.
You can also view videos and pictures of library programs.
Book clubs -- The circulation desk in the Annex is collecting
reading lists for all the book clubs in the area. So if you can't
remember what you read or what you are supposed to read, we have you
covered. Drop off your lists at the desk or email April Jensen,
circulation manager, at
Going away for the winter? The circulation staff can put a hold
on any outstanding requests you may have so you get them when you
return. Just stop by and let the staff know your traveling dates.
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Library on the Go
has a link to a feature called
Library on the Go. This is an online database of items accessible through many devices
-- computer, mobile/portable or e-readers. Access through your
Kindle is now available. Log in with your Lincoln
Public Library District card number and search for books, music or
movies to download and enjoy.
The Lincoln Public Library District
will be closed the following dates:
Dec. 24, 25, 26 --
Jan. 2 -- New Year's holiday
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]