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[August 02, 2017]  LINCOLN - UPCOMING EVENTS

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Starting August 7th, drop by the Library Annex to pick up your free pair of glasses to observe the solar eclipse on August 21st. We have a certain number available, so we may limit number of glasses distributed per family. Glasses will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the circulation desk in the Library Annex.

Summer Reading Program T-shirt Pick Up: Beginning Tuesday, August 8 all children who completed their summer reading goal can pick up their prize t-shirt in the children’s department. Those who have earned a free Balloon Fest pass can also pick them up starting that day.

Used Book Sale: The library’s Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, August 26 from 9 am-5 pm and on Sunday, August 27 from 10 am - 2 pm. Books are a buck a bag, no limit!

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.

Fall Program Registration: Registration for our Fall session of Storytimes, STREAM Team and Explorer Club will begin on Monday, August 28. You can register by dropping by Youth Services or calling 732-5732. Actual programming will begin the week of September 11. These classes are designed for children, ages 6 months through 5th grade.

Little Listeners: 6 months
2 years (T,W at 10AM and T at 10:30AM)
Book Buddies:
3 years - 5 years (T, W at 10AM)

2nd grade (M at 3:30PM)

Explore Club:
3rd grade - 5th grade (TH at 3:30PM)


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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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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.

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.

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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