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Homework Helper --
The Homework Helper program has returned to the library. This is a
free program facilitated by Lincoln Christian University and is
available in the Annex on Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:45
p.m. 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.
The fall session of Story Time
continues through the last week of October, with openings still
available. Classes meet once a week. Lapsit is for 6 months to
2-year-olds, Beginning Book Buddies for 3- to 4-year-olds and Ready
Readers for 5- to 7-year-olds. There is a one-time sign-up for the
seven-week session of Story Time. Choose either Tuesdays or
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for the younger classes, and the class for 5-
to 7-year-olds meets on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Registration is
necessary for all classes as space is limited. Register by calling
Art and craft classes are offered for
8- to 12-year-olds each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. through Oct. 25. For
each class that you want to attend, there is a separate sign-up
starting the Monday before the class. A list of crafts is available
in the library's Youth Services
Department. Registration is necessary for all classes as space and
materials are limited. Register by calling 732-5732.
The Lincoln Public Library
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.
217-732-8878 for adult services and 217-732-5732 for youth services.
The Readers Theatre
group will once again perform at the library's Family Reading Night,
which is open to the public on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. Readers Theatre 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 Oct. 30, Nov. 1, 6, 8 and
13 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. You must be able to attend all five
rehearsals to be in this activity. Call 732-5732 to register.
Santa Claus will visit the library again this year in early
December. More information will follow.
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 to circulation when you're ready to check out.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian,
that can be accessed by linking through the library
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.
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
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
Lincoln Public Library]