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[November 01, 2012]  Family Reading Night -- Family Reading Night is Nov. 15 this year. The library is planning a "Family Game Night" from 6 to 7 p.m. Families with children of any age are invited to come to the Lincoln Public Library Annex and spend time together playing board games, which will be furnished by the library. Call 732-5732 to register.

Upcoming event

Tuesday With Santa will take place in the Annex again this year. The event will be on Dec. 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Children may visit with Santa Claus, make a simple take-home craft, write a letter for Santa's mailbox and take home a candy cane. Parents, be sure to bring your camera. Please call 732-5732 to register to attend.

New at the library

The Annex now has shopping baskets available to use while perusing the stacks for your choice of books, DVDs and CDs. Just pick one up near the circulation desk, carry the basket with you, and return it to the circulation when you're ready to check out.

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.

Homework Helper

The Homework Helper program is available in the Annex on Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. This is a free program facilitated by Lincoln Christian University. Children in third through sixth grade can attend on an as-needed basis for homework assistance from early childhood education majors. Please remember that children must be 8 years old to be unchaperoned in the library.

Holiday closings

The Lincoln Public Library District will be closed the following dates:

  • Nov. 12 -- Veterans Day

  • Nov. 22 -- Thanksgiving Day

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 children's and young adult books and introduces library programs. Tell her your ideas and suggestions. You can also view videos and pictures of library programs.

Circulation news

Paperback exchange -- A paperback book 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 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 can 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 Go. This is an online database of items accessible through many devices --- computer, mobile-portable or e-readers. 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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