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Nationally recognized slide guitar master Kraig Kenning will be sharing his signature sound with Springfield at a free show at Lincoln Library on Friday, April 21st in the library’s atrium.

Kenning plays a range of contemporary folk, blues, roots rock, American Fingerstyle or Americana. Kenning says, “My goal is to journey with all my listeners to this magical place."

Joins us in the library atrium on Friday, April 21st from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Are you interested in native plants, tips from master gardeners, and conversations with like-minded folks?

We invite you to join us at the first garden-focused presentation at Lincoln Library this year. We have invited Master Gardener Sherry Park from the UIS Extension Master Gardeners program to deliver a program about “Adding Native Perennials To Your Yard.”

See you at the library on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Carnegie Room South.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program to have parents or caregivers read 1,000 books to their child before kindergarten to prepare them and have them exceeding in school.

Prizes will be handed out at the library for every 100 books read by parents or caregivers. There is no time limit and the program will continue year round. Please register in person at the Youth Services desk.

For more information about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program please visit their official website or stop by the Youth Services desk.

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Do you have a suggestion for a book or other material to be added to the library collection?

You can find the link for our Purchase Request form in the top right corner of the library catalog. Just click on Purchase Request, fill out the form and your suggestion will be considered and potentially added to the library collection.



New @ the Library...
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 or click here to view a complete list of new items.

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