August Library notes
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[August 15, 2017]
LINCOLN - UPCOMING
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
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
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.
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)
3 years - 5 years (T, W at 10AM)
STREAM Team: K
2nd grade (M at 3:30PM)
3rd grade - 5th grade (TH at 3:30PM)
– 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.
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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
– 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]