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NOTE: Due to a database change, the library
will not be able to request books or place holds from March 15 until
April 11. During these dates, you must show your library card to
Homework Helper program
Homework Helper will take a spring break after March 7 and will
resume April 8.
Homework Helper is a free program facilitated by Lincoln
Christian University and is available in the Lincoln Public Library
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
assistance from LCU students with homework and reading skills.
Remember that children must be 8 years old to be un-chaperoned in
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.
Stories and crafts
Story times and craft classes are currently into the winter
session, meeting once a week through the last week of March. Age
groups for story times are 6 months through 2 years old and 3- and
4-year-olds, which meet on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
The 5- to 7-year-olds meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Call the Youth
Services Department at 732-5732 to register your child.
Craft classes are for ages 8 through 12 and meet each Thursday at
3:30 p.m. through the last week of March. Children register for each
class they want to attend, starting on the Monday before each class.
A listing of each craft is posted in the library. Call the Youth
Services Department at 732-5732 to register.
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 email April Jensen,
circulation manager, at
Links on the library website
The library website has links to many free services, such as
Library on the Go, WorldCat, Khan Academy, the improved World Book
Web and the Ask a Librarian service, as well as various downloadable
forms. Check out what's new!
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]