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[September 10, 2016]  UPCOMING EVENTS

Storytimes and Explorer Club Registration – Registration for our seven week Fall session begins on September 1!  Please call 732-5732 for more info or to register.

·         Little Listeners (6 months to 2 years): Choose Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10 or 10:30am.

·         Book Buddies (3-4 years, 5 if not in K): Choose Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 10am.

·         Ready Readers (K-grade 2): Mondays at 3:30 pm

·         Explorer Club (grades 3-5): Thursdays at 3:30pm

Homework Helpers – LCU students assist children (grades 3-6) with homework in the Library Annex, Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:45pm, beginning September 12th.

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.

Express Yourself! Back-to-School Bash – Calling all 6-12th graders!  Join us at the library on September 15th from 6-7:30pm for a back-to-school bash. We will be making personalized magnets for your locker, as well as having a photo shoot for this year’s “I Read” posters.  And don’t forget about the munchies and Selfie Ball! Please call 732-5732 or email to register.

Special Needs Family Night – Join us after library hours on September 26th from 5:30-7pm and introduce your family to our library staff, ask questions about resources and share feedback about services you would like to see available for your child or teen with special needs. Registration is not necessary for this drop-in event.


The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. 


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.

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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. 

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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