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[September 17, 2017]  UPCOMING EVENTS

Library Storytimes, STREAM Team and Explorer Club

Join us for free classes and programs designed for children, ages 6 months through grade 5. Our seven week Fall session starts the week of Sept. 11, so be sure to register ASAP as classes are already filling up! Please call 732-5732 or email for more information or to register.

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

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

• STREAM Team (K-grade 2): Mondays at 3:30 pm

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

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.

Homework Helpers

Lincoln Christian University students will return to Lincoln Public Library on Monday, Sept. 11 to assist children (grades 2-6) with homework in the Library Annex, Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:45pm. Please call 732-5732 or email for more information.

Library Back-to-School Bash for Teens

Teens (grades 6 – 12) are invited to a special Back-to-School Bash at Lincoln Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5PM – 6:30PM. Build your own yummy nachos, make personalized buttons with our button maker, and create fizzy bath bombs. Not sure you’ll know anyone? Bring a friend! This event is free, but please register by calling 732-5732 or emailing Melissa at

Library Spirit Week

Join us at Lincoln Public Library to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month by participating in our very own version of Spirit Week (Sept. 18 – Sept. 23). Join staff in dressing up for the daily theme! Monday: Movie and Music Mania, Tuesday: A Little Literature, Wednesday: Mix-n-Match Fun, Thursday: Pajama Party, Friday: Awesome 80s, Saturday: Super Sports

Batman Day at Lincoln Public Library

Drop by the Library Annex on Saturday, Sept. 23 during library hours (9AM – 1PM) and enjoy simple crafts and activities centered on the Dark Knight! Great fun for kids and for those who are young at heart. No registration required.


Labor Day: Monday, September 4, 2017


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!

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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.

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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