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[September 12, 2014]  Game Night and Ugly Shirt Contest - There will be a party for grades 8 - 12 on Thursday, September 4 at 5:30pm in the Library Annex. Play board games and munch on yummy subs, chips, and pop. Don’t forget to wear the ugliest shirt you can find for this fun contest! To register, drop by the Youth Services desk, call 732-5732, or email Melissa at

Story Time - The Fall session of Story Times begins the week of September 22. We offer a class for 6 months to 2 years old, 3 to 4 years old, and 5 to 7 years old. The younger groups meet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10 am, and the 5 to 7s meet on Mondays at 3:30 pm. To register for the session, please drop by the Youth Services desk or call 732-5732 starting the week of September 15.

Art/Craft Class - The Fall session of Art/Craft Classes begins Thursday, September 25. This class is for 8 to 12 year olds, and is each Thursday at 3:30 through November 6. Kids must register for each class they want to attend starting 1 week ahead. To register, please drop by the Youth Services desk or call 732-5732.

The Lincoln Public Library is 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.

Phone 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

Circulation News

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 Circulation Staff.

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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 Perry, Lincoln Public Library]

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