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[October 07, 2011]  Story time and craft class -- The fall sessions of story times and craft classes are under way, with openings still available.

Story time classes offered are Lapsit for 6 months through 2-year-olds, Beginning Book Buddies for 3- to 4-year-olds and Ready Readers for 5- to 7-year-olds. Story time signup is a one-time signup for the seven-week session. Choose either Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the younger classes, with the class for 5- to 7-year-olds meeting on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. These classes meet once a week through Nov. 2. Registration is required for accurate planning. Call 732-5732 to register.

Craft class is offered for 8- to 12-year-olds each Thursday through Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. This is a separate signup for each class that you want to attend, with signup one week prior to each class. A list of the crafts is available in the youth services department. Registration is required for accurate planning. Call 732-5732 to register.

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 youth services.

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.

Upcoming events

The Readers Theatre group will once again perform at the library's Family Reading Night, which is open to the public, on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. This program is for kids ages 8 and up and is an introduction to theater performance. It involves few costumes or props, and lines are read rather than memorized. Rehearsals will be Nov. 3, 8, 10 and 15 at 3:30 p.m. You must be able to attend all four rehearsals to be in this activity. Call 732-5732 to sign up for this.

Santa Claus will visit the library again this year in early December. More information will follow.

Miss Lou's blog

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

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Library on the Go

The library website 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 Kindle will be available by the end of the year. 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 the following date:

  • Nov. 24 -- Thanksgiving Day

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

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