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[October 11, 2017]  LINCOLN -


Know Your Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt:

Now through October 31st

Pick up your list at the library any time during regular business hours.

Completed lists must be turned in by 7 p.m. on the 31st.

Be prepared to learn history of our town and enjoy exploring your community. Simply grab a scavenger hunt sheet from the Youth Services desk during the month of October and have fun exploring. When finished, bring your completed sheet back to the library to receive a participation prize. Questions? Call 732-5732 for details.

NaNoWriMo Prep: Write a novel in November!

Always wanted to write a novel? Celebrate National Novel Writing Month in November and finally get that story down on paper. Join us at the library and meet other writers, get signed up online to join the NaNoWriMo community, enjoy coffee and treats----and do a little brainstorming.

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.

Website: www.lincolnpubliclibrary.org.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/

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.

Teens and adults are invited to participate but will meet on different days. Please register by calling 732-5732 so we know which prep session you’ll be attending. Write on!

Saturday, Oct. 14 10 a.m. – noon ADULTS ONLY! (18 years and older)

Tuesday, Oct. 17 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. TEENS ONLY! (grades 6 – 12)

Thursday, Oct. 19 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. ADULTS ONLY! (18 years and older)

Teen Murder Mystery Night:

Friday, October 27th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Teens (grades 6th- 12t)h are invited to join us at the library for a night of murder, mystery, and good fun during the Roaring 20s.

Join your friends for a night of laughter, snacks, and maybe put your sleuthing skills to the test. Costumes are welcome, but not required. This event is free, but please register by calling 732-5732 or emailing youthlpld@gmail.com.


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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. 

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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. 

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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