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[February 29, 2012]  Homework Helper -- The Homework Helper program is a free program facilitated by Lincoln Christian University and available in the Lincoln Public Library Annex from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Children in third through sixth grade can attend as needed for assistance. Remember that children must be 8 years old to be unchaperoned in the library.

Due to spring break at Lincoln Christian University, there will be no Homework Helper program March 5-8.

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

Story Time -- The winter session of Story Time continues through the last week of March. Age groups are 5- to 7-year-olds at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 6 months to 2-year-olds and 3- to 4-year-olds meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. A one-time signup for the session is required.

Craft Time -- The winter session of Craft Time continues through March 29 at 3:30 p.m. for 8- to 12-year-olds.

Kids sign up no more than a week in advance for each craft time they would like to attend. Call 732-5732 to sign up for any event.

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 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.

It's tax time again

Federal and state tax forms are available in the Carnegie Building.

Used art sale

The library is discontinuing its Circulating Framed Artwork Collection, and all pieces are for sale to the public. They are displayed in the Annex, with each piece marked with the price, which is 50 percent off the original price.

Circulation news

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

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Gift certificates -- Need a gift idea? You can purchase a one-year library card for an individual or 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.

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 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 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.

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

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