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Butterflies have returned to the
library! They arrive as larvae and are displayed for children to
watch as the developing caterpillars progress until released as
mature butterflies. This annual event in the Youth Services
Department is fun for children to check on regularly. (Don't forget
to also say hello to Daisy the guinea pig, who is a permanent
resident of the library.)
Book in a Jar
The week of May 12 is Children's Book Week. A "Book in a Jar"
contest will start May 12 and continue through May 31. Shredded
pages from a book destined for recycling will be on display in jars
in both the juvenile and young adult sections of the Youth Services
Department. Turn the jar, read the shreds and try to piece together
what book it is. The library will draw a name from all the correct
entries to receive a free book! You may gather your clues, do some
research on your own time if you like and return to submit your
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.
One World, Many Stories
During May, there is a
display in the Annex with 16 books set in 16 different countries. On
the cover of each is a map of the country where the story is set. A
banner of flags above the display invites the reader to explore the
world through each unique story. Start your summer vacation early at
Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program is a popular annual event at the
library, and this year's theme is "Paws to READ!" Sign-up week will
be June 2-7 with animal games to play, but participants may also
sign up later. The fun continues until the end of the program on
July 26. In addition to children setting their reading goal for the
summer, the library will offer story times for children 6 months
through 7 years old, art and craft classes for 8- to 12-year-olds,
and events on Thursdays for the whole family. All activities are
free of charge, but children must sign up to participate.
Information packets will be distributed to all of the in-town
schools this month with details, or stop by and pick up one if your
children are not yet in school. Call the Youth Services Department
at 732-5732 with any questions.
The Teen Summer Reading Program registration begins June 9 and
continues through July 19. Come in to register and begin reading and
recording on your reading logs. Turn in the logs for a chance in the
weekly prize drawing and the grand prize drawing at the end of the
program. The library will also have a "Pimp Your Paws" pizza party
for teens on June 27 at 6 p.m.
The library will be closed May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.
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.
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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.
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.
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]