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[June 09, 2011]  Summer reading -- The Lincoln Public Library Summer Reading Program runs in June and July. Sign-up week was May 31-June 4. If you were unable to register then, come in as soon as you can to allow the longest amount of time to read and win prizes. The program is offered to children 6 months through 12 years old, and this year's theme is "A Midsummer Knight's Read!" Set your reading goal, keep track on your reading log, and bring it to the library to win prizes as you progress. The summer program also offers special events on Thursdays, with professional performers. The library's Teen Summer Reading Program begins June 6 for ages 13-18. Information on these programs is available in the Youth Services Department.

The Lincoln Public Library is 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.

Phone 217-732-8878 for adult services and 217-732-5732 for youth services.

Story time and craft time

The sign-up week was also an opportunity to register for the summer story time session for ages 6 months through 7-year-olds and craft classes for 8- to 12-year-olds. Those activities run through July 21. Further information is available in the Youth Services Department, or call 721-5732 to register.

Summer programs

The Thursday craft class projects (ages 8-12) for June are:

  • June 9 -- "Dragons!"

  • June 16 -- "Mastering Mosaics"

  • June 23 -- "Marshmallow Catapult"

  • June 30 -- "Masquerade Masks"

The special events on Thursdays in June are:

  • June 9 -- A Midsummer Day Festival

  • June 16 -- Swords and Roses

  • June 23 -- Knight for Hire

  • June 30 -- Elsenpeter Marionettes present "Sleeping Beauty"

Preregistration is required for accurate planning. Please call the Youth Services Department at 732-5732 to sign up for any of these programs.

Miss Lou's blog

Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can be accessed by linking through the library website. She lists all 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.

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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.

Holiday closing

The Lincoln Public Library District will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day

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

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