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[August 09, 2014]
Divergent Party for Teens - There will be a Teen Divergent
Party on Friday, August 1 at 3pm in the Library Annex. Make
faction-themed duct tape bracelets and bookmarks, test your
Divergent knowledge in our Trivia Challenge and be eligible to win a
cool door prize. Don’t forget to wear colors from your favorite
faction! To register, please drop by the Youth Services desk, call
732-5732, or email Melissa at
T-shirt Distribution - If you reached your reading goal for
this year’s Summer Reading Program, you may pick up your “Paws to
READ!” shirt in the Youth Services Department. They will be
available starting Monday, August 4th at 10 am or any day after, but
before school starts. Congratulations to all those kids who set a
goal for themselves and worked to reach it!
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 Library will be closed the following date:
September 1 – Labor Day
Fix-It Lincoln – The Library now offers
a new collection of books on maintenance, repair, and upkeep. The
books include topics such as automobiles, homes, lawns, health care,
musical instruments, boats, and much more. Funding for this grant
was awarded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to
the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library.
3M Cloud – This is our new e-book database, which is an
addition to our existing Library On The Go database. Thousands of
titles are available, with more being added weekly, and can be
searched via our online catalog. You will need a PIN number to get
started. Stop by our Circulation Department for the easy
instructions to get started.
Zinio – An electronic magazine collection with hundreds of
titles. Create your account with Zinio from our website and start
reading. Stop by the Circulation Desk for more information.
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.
E-mails and text messages – Our computer program allows
patrons to receive texts and/or
e-mails for notification of reserved items and overdue notices. If
you are interested in this service, please talk to a member of our
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PIN Numbers – 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 complete family that lives
out of the library district. We 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 own Library Card.
Book Clubs - The Annex Building Circulation Desk 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, we have you
covered. Drop off your lists at the Circulation Desk, or e-mail
April Jensen, Circulation Manager, at
Links on our Website
Our website has links to many free services,
such as Library On The Go, WorldCat, Khan Academy, the improved
World Book Web, and our Ask A Librarian service, as well as various
downloadable forms. Check out what’s new!
[Text from file received from Marlene
Lincoln Public Library]