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.

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Teen Programs

READ BY DESIGN! Summer Reading Program for Kids, Teens and Adults!

teens summer reading flyer

Patrons must come in to register to participate and at that time will receive a book log. This year’s program, “Read by Design!,” kicks off at the library, 326 South 7th Street, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, and runs through Saturday, July 29, 2017. Patrons are welcome to register to participate at any time during the program.

Events and programs are open to everyone and no library card is required. Full details are available by calling (217) 753-4900, or stopping by Youth Services, Readers’ Services, or Reference desks at the library for more information.

Click on the image to the right to download and print a teen summer reading flyer with more information, including dates and times or click on these links to print the kids and adult flyers.

View a list of upcoming teens summer reading program events below or click here on one of these links to see a list of events for kids or adults. You can also see a complete list of ALL events for ALL ages on our Summer Reading page.



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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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