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[May 24, 2016]  UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Butterfly Larvae - 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 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.



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 May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday, May 31. 


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.

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!

3M Cloud – 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. 

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

[Melissa Oxborrow, Lincoln Public Library]


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