Teen Zone

Lincoln Library maintains a fiction collection for teen readers on the first floor. The young adult area includes fiction and graphic novels for teen readers. Young Adult nonfiction is intershelved with the adult collection on the second floor, but is marked with a Young Adult sticker on the book's spine.

Teen Programs | Teen eDownloads | Teen Links | Homework Help | Electronic Resources | Student eCard Info


Teen Programs

Lincoln Library offers free programs for Teens. Library parking is available in the garage underneath the library in the metered spots before 5 p.m. Additional parking available in metered spots on-street. Both on-street parking and the garage underneath the library are free on evenings after 5 p.m. and weekends.  

The Imaginators are a diverse group of creative teens who get together twice a month to learn and practice, to workshop writing ideas, and to share their stories. The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at Lincoln Library in Springfield, IL. If youíre a middle or high school student in the Central Illinois area and at least 13 years old, send an email to angietonucci@outlook.com to sign up!

Also check out the Imaginators Blog, which is a space for club members to post stories, poetry, and other writing pieces. We would love feedback from readers, so please feel free to comment! The club organizer, Angie Tonucci, will also occasionally post writing tips, exercise ideas, and resources for all writers.

Note: Click on the event title below to be transferred to register when preregistration is required.



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Teen eDownloads

Teens 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, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Thrasher Skateboard Magazine, and Transworld Skateboarding), and many others found the on the eDownloads page. Below are two of the eBook and eAudiobook vendors that have websites set up specifically for teen readers.

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.

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click to visit teen room at Library on the Go

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, and Video downloads from Library On The Go (OverDrive) to your mobile device or computer. Use the Teens eReading Room to have filtered pages that provide an easy browsing experience.

Click here for instructions on how to use OverDrive with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.
Click here for instructions on how to use the NEW OverDrive Libby app with Andriod and iOS devices.

Get help with Library on the Go (OverDrive).
 Get help with the Libby app.


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Teen 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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