Charging Stations Available at the Library

image of mobile device charging station on first floor of library There is one charging station available on each floor in the library. Charging stations are compatible with most mobile devices currently on the market. Some of the devices that can be charged at the stations include, smart phones, iPads, eReaders, Kindles and Nooks. Charging stations are free and available for public use during library hours. (Click image for a closer look)



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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Library Hours

Holiday Closing
Lincoln Library will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

For library hours and a list of holiday closings, please visit the Hours & Information page.


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:

Contemporary Fiction Book Group
Most Dangerous Thing,
by Laura Lippman
Wednesday, August 27 - 6 p.m.
DeFrates Reading Room

Classics Book Group
The Classics Book Group is currently on summer hiatus. The group will resume meeting in October. Sign up here for the Classics Book Group Newsletter and be alerted when the 2014-2015 reading list is announced.