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[May 14, 2016]
Star Wars Day –
May the fourth be with you!
Join us at the library and celebrate by making an origami Yoda,
playing Jedi I Spy, and enjoying Bounty Hunter Bowling. Feel free
to come in costume! Drop in anytime on Wednesday, May 4
to enjoy the festivities. No registration required.
Elephant & Piggie Fun
– Mo Willems is releasing the final book in his well-loved Elephant
and Piggie series titled “The Thank You Book”! Stop by the library
on Saturday, May 7 from 10am - 11:30am to learn how to draw Piggie,
write thank you notes to your favorite people, and more. No
registration is required.
- The butterflies have arrived at the library and are beginning
their transformation. Stop in the library anytime to watch their
progress and keep an eye on Facebook for information on when they
will be released. There will be two separate release days.
“Read for the Win!” Summer Reading Program Registration
– Summer is almost here! Stop in Tuesday, May 31 through Saturday
June 11 to get your child registered for the reading program. The
program is for all children and teens ages 6 months - 12th
grade. Special programming including storytimes, Explorer Club,
Friday Workshop and our Thursday morning events with professional
performers will begin the week of June 13.
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.
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 May 30th in observance of
Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday, May 31.
– 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
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!
– This is our new ebook 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 easy instructions.
– 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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– 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
[Melissa Oxborrow, Lincoln Public Library]