December Library notes
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[December 01, 2017]
Trim the Tree with Santa: Children of all ages are invited to join
us at the library Tuesday, December 5 from 5:30-7:00 pm and visit
with Santa, make ornaments and decorate our tree! Take an ornament
home for your tree, too. Please register for this FREE event by
Hour of Code: Children, grades 2 – 12, are invited to join us at the
library Thursday, December 28 from 1PM – 3PM to learn the basics of
coding. One session will begin at 1PM and another at 2PM. Space is
limited, so register early!
Observance of Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 23
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25
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.
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.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
[Melissa Oxborrow, Lincoln Public Library]