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Fast and Convenient! Place an item on hold or request an item with interlibrary loan and get a text message directly to your phone when it is available for pickup. Stop by the circulation desk to sign up or call 217-753-4900 x225.

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Lincoln & the Civil War: A Live Historical Program
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The Friends of Lincoln Library invite you to join them as they welcome “President Lincoln” to the Carnegie Room on Thursday, February 5th at 7 p.m.
“Abe Lincoln & the Civil War” is a live, theatrical production with Dave Ehlert portraying the 16th President as he fights slavery and racism in pre– and post-war days. The show is free and open to the public.

*There will be no access to library materials during performance. Free parking under the library and on street.


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


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The January-February 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.

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Lincoln Library will be closed . . .

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
Thursday, February 12

For hours the library is open, as well as a complete list of holiday closings, please click below.

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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

Crime & Punishment,
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Monday, January 12 - 12 p.m.
Bicentennial Conference Room

Contemporary Fiction Book Group

Night Film, by Marisha Pessl
Wednesday, January 28- 6 p.m.
DeFrates Reading Room