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Costume swap -- The library will host a
costume swap from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and from 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Oct. 5. Bring a clean, gently used children's costume
into the library and exchange it for another one. This is a good way
to pass along outgrown costumes and pick up those larger sizes as
your children grow. Donations of costumes will also be accepted. You
may bring your costumes to the Youth Services Department in the
Annex during business hours Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 and receive a
ticket to redeem during the event on Oct. 4 and 5.
Child ID Day
There is an opportunity for parents to complete an ID packet for
each of their children on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
in the Community Room of the Annex. A Lincoln police officer will
take digital fingerprints and a photo of each child to help complete
an identification packet kept by the parents. Bring your child's
date of birth and Social Security number for this free opportunity.
Call 732-5732 for more information.
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.
Banned Books for Bowling
Teens and preteens are
invited to participate in the Library's Banned Books for Bowling
program. Read three banned books from the library's selection list
by Nov. 30. Submit the titles with a rating of each book on the form
available in the Youth Services Department. Then receive a coupon
for a free bowling game at Logan Lanes in Lincoln. For more
information, visit the Youth Services Department in the Annex or
Grab and go
The Youth Services Department has a convenient way for busy
people to select children's picture books. Look for the
rubber-banded groups of books, selected with a coordinating theme.
Each grouping contains four to five books, and the stories center
around a particular animal or activity. Just "grab and go" to the
circulation desk and you're on your way!
Story times and craft classes
The fall session of Story Time has begun and continues through
the week of Nov. 4.
Lapsit, for 6
months to 2-year-olds, meets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10
for 3- to 4-year-olds, meets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10
Ready Readers, for 5-to 7-year-olds,
meets on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
There are still openings, and you can sign up your child by
visiting the Youth Services Department or by calling 732-5732.
Craft classes for 8- to 12-year-olds meet each Thursday at 3:30
p.m. and continue through Nov. 7. The sign-up is one week before
each class the child wants to attend. To sign up, visit the Youth
Services Department or call 732-5732. A list of the craft projects
is displayed in the Annex.
Miss Lou's blog
Louella Moreland, youth services librarian, has a
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.
Thursday, Nov. 21, is Family Reading Night. The library will host
a Family Game Night, and you can play in your pajamas. More
information will follow.
The library will be closed the
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Zinio -- Electronic magazines have arrived. The library has a
selection of over 95 titles, and more will be added. Create your
Zinio from the library website and start reading. Stop by the
circulation desk for more information.
Emails and text messages -- The library' s new computer program
allows patrons to receive texts or emails for notification of
reserved items and overdue notices. If you are interested in this
service, talk to a member of the circulation staff.
PINs -- Don't forget to take advantage of a PIN number
(password) for your account. With a PIN, you can search the entire
Polaris system, see what items you have out, and request and renew
books from home.
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 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
Going on a trip? -- The circulation
staff can put a hold on any outstanding requests you may have so you
will get them when you return. Just stop by and let the staff know
your travel dates.
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]