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School / Sports   News - June 21,  2021

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Lincoln Library News

By Doris Sorg, Director

July is National Anti-Boredom Month; yes, I am serious. I understand that due to certain circumstance brought on by physical, mental, emotional, financial and geographical challenges, an individualís living conditions can become reclusive and isolated. This can result in boredom. I also know that individuals of all ages can be surrounded by numerous options of things to do, and still be bored. So aside from those experiencing extenuating circumstances beyond their control, maybe it is the responsibility of each of us to launch an anti-boredom strategy that will keep us engaged in life and away from the dangerous precipices that drop off into depression.
This may take doing some assertive thinking on the subject. What do you enjoy doing? What are you doing when you feel the most relaxed and at peace? What have you always had an interest in doing, but never got around to starting? What are you doing when you laugh the loudest? What makes you feel really happy to be alive? Once you get your ideas gathered up and into a more logical order, it is time to pursue your anti-boredom plan.
Lincoln Library is here for you! We have begun our summer reading program and we would love to have you join us. We can be very advantageous in your search for your boredom antidote. Do you want to learn another language? Do you want to research a subject you are kind of interested in to see if it is your thing? Reading a book about what you are interested in just may be the springboard to actually put it and you into play.
Never underestimate the healthy advantages of losing yourself in a book. During the hours that you are enmeshed in the adventures found in between the front and back cover of a book, there are numerous scientifically proven benefits happening to you physically and mentally. Reading is not only an easy method in your fight against boredom, it is a healthy technique in fighting that gnawing feeling of wanting something to do that you delight in doing.
Are you wanting to find a new author to read? If you are looking for a series that you would enjoy, I have included a few of our patronís favorite authors below. There are multiple series in every genre out there and if we donít have the one you want to read, we will be glad to order it in for you through the interlibrary loan system.
Trivia: Ninety-five percent of libraries offer summer reading and learning programs to help children maintain academic achievement between school years.
Series on our Shelves:
We have six different series by David Baldacci. David Baldacci is a bestselling American novelist. An attorney by education, Baldacci writes mainly suspense novels and legal thrillers. Also available are two different series by C. J. Box: Highway Quartet and Joe Pickett. C. J. Box is an award-winning author who writes in the mystery fiction thriller genre. One of our patronís favorite series is the Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo; these books are crime thrillers set in Amish country. We have numerous fiction series in our library that fit in the mystery, thriller, adventure, crime, and legal genres. Other authors we have include: Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Janet Evanovich, Lisa Jackson, Stephen King, James Patterson, Stuart Woods, and the list goes on and on!
We have two different series by Robyn Carr: Sullivanís Crossing and Virgin River. She is a bestselling author who writes in the romance genre. Other favorite romance writers with series in our library include Diane Chamberlain, Janet Dailey, B. J. Daniels, Jude Deveraux, Debbie Macomber, Fern Michaels, Lina Lael Miller, Diana Palmer, Nora Roberts, Susan Wiggs, and so many more!
We have numerous series in the Inspirational section that are well-read and well-liked. These series include the Sugarcreek Amish Mysteries, Secrets of the Blue Hill Library, Patchwork Mysteries, and the Bregdan Chronicles. There are also many other shorter series by a large variety of loved authors.
Then, of course, are the westerns. We have series by William Johnstone, Elmer Kelton, Craig Johnson, and Michael McGarrity. We have a good number of readers that enjoy making their escape into westerns.
We have books in every genre. You might need to experiment by reading samples of books from several different genres, even if it doesnít feel one hundred percent comfortable in the beginning. Just let us know what we can do to help you in you in your battle against boredom!
Library Happenings:
Story Time is 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays for those 5 and over
Story Time is 10:00 a.m. on Thursdays for those 4 and under
Craft Time is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays
Book Club will not be meeting this month.
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Monday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed


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