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Butterflies will return to the library this spring! They will
arrive in April in larvae form and will be displayed for children
to watch as they progress in their development. This is an
interesting annual event in the Youth Services Department that
children love to check on regularly (but don't forget to say hello
to Daisy, the guinea pig who is a permanent resident of the
Story time and art and craft class
Story times are currently running in the winter session until April
9. There are still openings, with a one-time sign-up for the rest of
the session. Call the Youth Services Department at 732-5732. Age
groups are 6 months through 2 years in the Lapsit class, 3- and 4-year-olds in the Book Buddies class (and 5-year-olds who are not in
kindergarten), and 5- to 7-year-olds in Beginning Readers. Lapsit and
Book Buddies meet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Beginning
Readers meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
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.
Art and craft classes for 8- to 12-year-olds meet each Thursday at 3:30 p.m.,
continuing through April 10. Call 732-5732 for each week you would
like to attend. A list of crafts is posted in the Annex.
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.
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 the new
e-book database, which is an addition to the existing Library on the
Go database. Thousands of titles are available, with more being
added weekly, and can be searched via the online catalog. You will
need a PIN number to get started. Stop by the circulation department
for the easy instructions to get started.
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.
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.
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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
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]