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[April 18, 2019]  LINCOLN - Join us at the Lincoln Public Library for these great activities in April.

Girls Who Code

With Girls Who Code at the Lincoln Public Library, girls 3rd-12th grade are able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. Participants will work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems!

Sessions are Tuesdays from 4-5:15 pm

For more information, call 732-5732 or stop by the Youth Services Desk!

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.

Crafty Crocheting

Grades 3-5 can register for this program to learn the basics of crocheting. Through the month of April, sessions will be on Thursdays from 3:30-4:15. The library will be providing the basic materials.

For more information, or to register, call 732-5732 or stop by the Youth Services Desk!

Dungeons & Dragons

It’s not too late to join our D&D campaign. High school students can still register to create a character and hop into the fun.

For more information, or to register, call 732-5732 or stop by the Youth Services Desk!

Music and Movement

Care givers can bring their little ones aged 6 months through 5 years to hear a story and help those little feet get their wiggles out. Sessions are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30.

To register, call 732-5732 or stop by the Youth Services Desk!

Peep Dioramas

Adults and children have a chance to win a grand prize of a fabulous Easter Basket by making a diorama featuring peeps! Entry submission continues until April 13th. Voting will take place April 15th-20th.

For more information, contact 732-5732 or stop by the Circulation Desk!


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 apriljensen4 @gmail.com 

[Tegan Follis
Youth Services Program Coordinator
Lincoln Public Library District]

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