Teen Tech Week:
Celebrate Teen Tech Week (March 12 - 16) with LPLD and Lincubate!
Teens (grades 6 – 12) enjoy classes Monday through Friday from
3:30PM – 4:30PM on the following topics: Intro to Video Editing,
Creating Videogames, Build a Snap Circuit Radio, Intro to Phone
Virtual Reality, and Computer Assembly Basics. Please call 732-5732
or email youthlpld @gmail.com
to register. Library events are FREE and open to the public.
Children with special needs and their families are invited to the
library for playtime on Wednesday, February 21st from 3:30pm -
4:30pm. The library will offer informal play and simple sensory
activities. A quiet room will be available. This is a great
opportunity to introduce your child to the library! FREE. No
registration required. Questions? Call LPLD Youth Services
Students, grades 3 – 5, are invited to join us for a party based
on the best-selling book Wonder by R.J. Palacio on Thursday, March
29 from 3:30PM – 4:30PM. Participate in a Wonder relay, kind-bomb
the library, and create a self-portrait. Please register by calling
732-5732. Library events are FREE and open to the public.
No closings this month!
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
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]