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[April 23, 2018]  LINCOLN - DROP EVERYTHING AND READ during the month of April!  The Youth Services Department will have a different theme each week.

April 2 - 6: Read with a Librarian.
Children are invited to drop in Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30PM – 4PM or Tuesdays and Wednesday from 10AM – 10:30AM and read a librarian.

April 9 – 13: Get Caught Reading.
We want to see you reading! Get caught reading a book at LPLD and have your picture taken for our Reading Hall of Fame!

April 16 – 20: Read with a Buddy.
Do you have a favorite reading buddy? Stop by the library to read with one of our snuggly (stuffed) reading buddies, or bring your own from home to read in the stacks.

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.

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 youthlpld@gmail.com to sign up.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime:
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 required.

 Questions? 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 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 apriljensen4@gmail.com

[Melissa Oxborrow, Lincoln Public Library]

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