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[June 29, 2012]  Summer Reading Program May 29-July 21

The 2012 Summer Reading Program continues with the theme "Reading Is So Delicious!" The main program for preschoolers and grade school children ends July 21. The reading program for teens ends July 14. All library activities are free and open to the public; however, space is limited, so advance registration is required for accurate planning.

Craft classes

Craft classes this summer for 8- to 12-year-olds are on Thursdays at 2 p.m. Sign-up starts on Monday of the week before the event, either in person or call 732-5732.

  • July 5 -- No class

  • July 12 -- Food painting

  • July 19 -- Candy making

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.

Thursday family events

Weekly entertainment events are on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Sign-up starts on Monday of the week before the event, either in person or call 732-5732.

  • July 5 -- No event
  • July 12 -- "Hansel and Gretel" Marionettes
  • July 19 -- Ronald McDonald

Shirt pickup

If you reach your individual reading goal this summer, you may pick up your free T-shirt starting at 9:30 a.m. on July 30 in the Annex.

Upcoming events

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the library. Online ordering runs Aug. 6-12, or come in and pick out your books in the Annex Community Room Aug. 9-10. Order forms are available in the Annex.

Miss Lou's blog

Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a blog that can be accessed through the library website. She lists the library's new books at the children's and young adult levels and introduces library programs. Tell her your ideas and suggestions. You can also view videos and pictures of library programs.


The library will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Circulation news

Paperback exchange -- Paperback exchange for oversized paperbacks is now available in the Annex.

Gift certificates -- Need a gift idea? You can purchase a one-year library card for an individual or whole family living outside the library district. The library will provide a gift certificate for presenting, and the recipient can bring it in, along with a photo ID and proof of address, to receive their very own library card.

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Book clubs -- The circulation desk in the Annex collects 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, you're covered. Drop off your lists at the circulation desk or e-mail April Jensen, circulation manager, at

Going away on a trip? 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.

Library on the Go

The library website has a link to a feature called Library on the GoThis is an online database of items accessible through many devices -- computer, mobile-portable units or e-readers. Access through Kindle is also available. Log in with your Lincoln Public Library District card number and search for books, music or movies to download and enjoy.

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

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