Library notes for March
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[March 24, 2017]
Storytime/Explorer Club Session Ends The week of March 6,
2017 will be our last week of storytimes and Explorer Club until our
summer session begins in June. Be sure to see Youth Services to fill
out a sheet for the next session.
Robots, Circuits, and Videogames! Event Teens (grades 6
12) are invited to Lincoln Public Library on Friday, Mar. 17 from
6PM 8PM for our Robots, Circuits and Videogames! Event. Play
videogames with friends, try your hand at simple coding with our
Ozobots and BB-8 Sphero, explore beginning electronics with Makey
Makey kits, Snap Circuits and more! Snacks will be provided. This
event is FREE, but please register by calling 732-5732 or emailing
There are no closings this month.
The Lincoln Public Library
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.
217-732-8878 for adult services and 217-732-5732 for youth services.
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 whats 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.
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 Dont 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.
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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 cant
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]