Little Listeners Lapsit Story Time is for
children 6 months through 2 years old, and Beginning Readers is for
3 and 4 year olds. Choose a class on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10
am. Ready Readers Story time is for 5 to 7 year olds and you can
choose a class on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2 pm. This is a one time
sign-up for the 7 week session. Call 732-5732 to register.
For 8 to 12 year olds we offer Art/Craft Class
on Thursdays at 2 pm. Parents register children for each class they
would like to attend starting 1 week prior to event. Call 732-5732
Art/Craft for July:
July 3 – Stars ‘n Stripes (wind sock)
July 10 – Sweet Dreams (dream catcher)
July 17 – Take Care of Our World (animal
July 24 – Chop-the-Stick (Chinese word art)
Our family oriented entertainment during the
Summer Reading Program is each Thursday morning at 10am. As space
is limited, register for each event you would like to attend
starting 1 week prior to event. Call 732-5732 to register.
Thursday Events for July:
July 3 – Library is open, but no Event
July 10 – Science With Nitro Joe (geared to
school age children)
July 17 – Silly Safari
July 24 – Miller Park Zoo
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 4 to 5 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!
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.
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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 – Electronic magazines have
arrived! We have a selection of over 95 titles, and more will be
added. 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
E-mails and text messages – Our new
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
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]