April 23 – 27: Reading
Everywhere. Read in one of the special nooks we’ll have set up
throughout the library. You can also post a pic to social media
showing us where you like to read! Don’t forget to tag us @lincolnpubliclibrary
district on Facebook and Instagram.
Rice Krispies Creations:
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to build and eat tasty treats at the
library on Thursday April 12th from 3:30pm – 5:00 pm. Remember to
bring a friend! This is a FREE event, but registration is required.
Please call 217-732-5732 or email email@example.com to sign up.
Children with special needs and their families are invited to the
library for playtime on Wednesday, April 18th 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
Call LPLD Youth Services 217-732-5732.
Peep Diorama Contest:
All ages are invited to create a diorama with Peeps candy! Entry
size is limited to 12 in. x 12 in. and are due April 27th. Entries
will be voted on from April 28th – May 4th.
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!
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
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]