October Pumpkin Contest
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Vote for your favorite pumpkin character. The pumpkins are currently on display on the first floor of the library. All pumpkins were created and designed by library staff after some of their favorite book and movie characters. Votes will be counted after Halloween, and the winning pumpkin will have its picture displayed on the library's website in November.

click here to vote for your favorite pumpkin design


Do your kids and teens want eBooks or eAudiobooks to read or listen to on their mobile devices? As a parent do you want a safe and easy browsing experience for your children? Check out our new Kids and Teens eReading Rooms with Library on the Go by OverDrive.
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The Kid's & Teens Collections filters the overall digital collection to just show Children’s and Young Adult content, which gets kids & teens to the titles they want faster!


Come into the library and browse the shelves or search the catalog to find our latest additions.
Below is a sample of titles added this month.


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The September-October edition of the Lincoln Library Bulletin is now available. Find out about the latest library happenings, as well as all upcoming events. You can read the Bulletin here or pick up a copy at the library.

You don't want to miss any news, so consider subscribing to the email verison of the newsletter. Just click here and follow the online instructions. It's that simple and the next edition of the Bulletin will arrive in your inbox.


digital collection
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The library's Digital Collection is an ever-growing variety of scanned images related to the history of the city of Springfield, Sangamon County and several surrounding counties. The images are primarily photographs but also include maps, blueprints and documents.

The Digital Collection is accessible from a home computer, as well as one within the library. Original materials are archived in the Sangamon Valley Collection and viewable upon request.

book groups
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Join one, or both, of the library's book groups and enjoy lively discussion with new friends. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

Classics Book Group
A Study in Scarlet,
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Monday, October 20 - 12 p.m.
Bicentennial Conference Room

Contemporary Fiction Book Group
Dog Sox,
by Russell Hill
Wednesday, October 22 - 6 p.m.
DeFrates Reading Room