Kids Zone

Lincoln Library's Youth Services provides thousands of books for pre-readers through teen readers. To contact Youth Services, phone 217-753-4900, extension 5612.The childrens area offers books, audiobooks, music, videos, video games, and computer software to meet the needs of children through sixth grade, but access to the collection is in no way limited by age. Another service offered is Dial-a-Story. Just call 217-525-5000 to hear a story.

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Kids Programs


Story Times

Note: Story times are not offered every week due to holidays, special programming, and staffing. Please check the library calendar to verify storytimes. No registration is required for story times unless specified on the library calendar for special programming.

Story times are Monday at 11:00 a.m. for ages 0 through 18 months Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages and Saturday at 11:00 a.m. for all ages

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

image of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten logo

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program to have parents or caregivers read 1,000 books to their child before kindergarten to prepare them and have them exceeding in school.

Prizes will be handed out at the library for every 100 books read by parents or caregivers. There is no time limit and the program will continue year round. Please register in person at the Youth Services desk. For more information about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program please visit their official website or stop by the Youth Services desk.

 

Summer Reading Program

kids summer reading posterThe Youth Services department will again be offering a summer reading programs for children ages 11 and younger. As reading goals are achieved, kids will be awarded prizes – the more hours read, the more prizes received.

The fun does not end with enjoying great books! There are many programs for kids - crafts, story times, games, and performances including the following:

Magician Richard Landry & Snowball the Rabbit  (June 21, 2 p.m. ) 
Award-Winning Children’s Musician, Jeanie B!, (June 28 , 2 p.m.)
Mad Science for the Win (July 5, 2 p.m.)
DePriest Puppets (July 19, 2 p.m.)
The Whip Guy, Chris Camp (July 26, 2 p.m.)
Poet & Storyteller, Bill Buczinsky (July 30, 11 a.m.)

There will also be movies shown on the big screen --  Inside Out (June 27, 1 p.m.); Good Dinosaur (July 11, 1 p.m.) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (July 25, 1 p.m.).

A complete listing of events, can be found by clicking on the calendars below, stopping by the library to pick-up a calendar or by viewing the library's online calendar. Thanks to the Friends of Lincoln Library and Marco’s Pizza for providing the reading incentives and prizes.

Patrons must come into the library to register to participate and at that time will receive a book log.

June Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program CalendarJuly Kids and Teens Summer Reading Event Calendar


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Kids eResources


Kids can utilize any of the eDownloads, including Hoopla (streaming movies, TV series, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks and comics) and Zinio for Libraries (digital magazines that include titles such as, American Girl, Babybug, Cricket, Highlights, and more), as well as many other eResources found the on the eDownloads page. Below are a few of the eResources that are specifically for kids.

click here to go to bookflix
Read and listen to books on the Internet.
For grades pre-kindergarten to 3rd.

BookFlix

Click here for home access with Lincoln Library card number.

Note: Limited to Lincoln Library customers only.

click here to go to brainfuse for homework help
Get online homework help daily from 2-11 p.m.

Note: Limited to Lincoln Library customers only.
Home use requires Lincoln Library card number.

Britannica Library logo and link
Collecion of three reference resources, offering research materials through three levels of access: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center (for high school students - adults). Content includes three encyclopedias (one of which is the Encyclopædia Britannica), new and continually updated journal articles, primary-source material, multimedia (90,000 images, videos, andS audio clips), links to 129,000 expert websites, and eBooks.

Get help with Britannica Library.
Learn more about Britannica Library with this video.

click here to go to eRead Illinois
Use eRead Illinois by Axis 360 to download Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile NonFiction to your mobile device or computer. Click on Audience in the left menu to narrow down titles to a specific age range.

Click here for instructions on how to use eReadIllinois (Axis360) with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.

Get help with eRead Illinois (Axis360).
Learn how to use the Axis360 app with these videos.

click here to go to kids infobits

Includes age appropriate books, magazines, news, and more than 13,000 images. InfoBits engage students with interesting facts about the subject, along with connections to current events.

Kids InfoBits

Note: Limited to Lincoln Library customers only.

Learn how to use Kids InfoBits with these videos.
button to Library on the Go Kids reading room
Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, and Video downloads from Library On The Go (OverDrive) to your mobile device or computer. Use the Kids eReading Room to have filtered pages that provide a safe and easy browsing experience.

Click here for instructions on how to use Library on the Go(OverDrive) with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.

Get help with Library on the Go (OverDrive).
 Learn how to use Overdrive with these videos.

click here to access tumble books

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated,
talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Note: Limited to Lincoln Library customers only.
Home use requires Lincoln Library card number.

Non Lincoln Library patrons can view the TumbleBook-A-Day without a library card.

 

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Kids Links


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Homework Help


click here to go to brainfuse for homework help

Get online homework help daily from 2-11 p.m.

Note: Limited to Lincoln Library customers only.
Home use requires Lincoln Library card number.

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