Lincoln Library Renovation to Resume Monday, April 21

April 14, 2014

Renovation of the second floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 S. 7th St., will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014. Anticipated to take several weeks, the remodel will result in an updated second floor with new carpeting, fresh paint, a reading room, a computer classroom, and a consolidated area for the public computer terminals. 

During the renovation, the second floor will be closed to customers and the materials housed there - nonfiction, biographies, audiovisuals, etc. - will be available by request only. (Customers will be able to browse new nonfiction books on the third floor.) Item hold requests can be placed through the library’s website. Once the needed title is found in the online catalog, patrons can use their library card and PIN to place the hold. (PINS may be obtained at the Circulation Desk.)  Holds can also be placed by phoning 753-4900, ext. 206. Customers will be notified by email or mail (generally within 24-48 hours) when the material is available for pick up.

During the renovation, reference librarians will be available to answer questions at the Contemporary Fiction Desk, located on the first floor. Patrons can phone-in questions, by calling 753-4900, ext. 206.

Public computer use will be limited to the terminals located on the third floor. Customers should anticipate delays. Sessions will be limited to 30 minutes. If there is not a waiting list, computer use may be extended by 30–minute intervals, up to the daily 2-hour maximum.

Remodel updates can be found on the library’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


Library Holiday Closings

April 10, 2014

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday holiday and on Sunday, April 20 for Easter. The library will be open regular business hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday, April 19. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, April 21.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


Library Renovation Update

March 20, 2014

The second floor of Lincoln Library, 326 South 7th Street, will temporarily re-open on Monday, March 24. Renovation of the floor has been delayed due to manufacturing issues with the carpeting. The remodel will resume in April, at which time
the second floor will again be closed.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


Library Renovations to Begin March 10

March 5, 2014

Renovation of the second floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 S. 7th St., is scheduled to begin Monday, March 10, 2014. Anticipated to take several weeks, the remodel will result in an updated second floor with new carpeting, fresh paint, a reading room, a computer classroom, and a consolidated area for the public computer terminals.  

During the renovation, the second floor will be closed to customers and the materials housed there - nonfiction, biographies, audiovisuals, etc. - will be available by request only. (Customers will be able to browse new nonfiction books on the third floor.) Item hold requests can be placed through the library’s website. Once the needed title is found in the online catalog, patrons can use their library card and PIN to place the hold. (PINS may be obtained at the Circulation Desk.)  Holds can also be placed by phoning 753-4900, ext. 206. Customers will be notified by email or mail (generally within 24-48 hours) when the material is available for pick up.

During the renovations, reference librarians will be available to answer questions at the Contemporary Fiction Desk, located on the first floor. Patrons can phone-in questions, by calling 753-4900, ext. 206.

Public computer use will be limited to the terminals located on the first and third floors, during this time.

Remodel updates can be found on the library’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


Golf Program at Library Canceled

March 1, 2014

The program, "Golf in Fact & Fiction" with Zachary Michael Jack, scheduled for Sunday, March 2 at Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, has been canceled due to the weather.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


Golf in Fact & Fiction with Zachary Michael Jack

February 25, 2014

"Golf in Fact & Fiction" with Zachary Michael Jack will be held in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, on March 2, at 2 p.m. Jack, author of many critically acclaimed books on sports and sporting facilities, will share his thoughts about Golf in Fact and Fiction. His golf writing has earned him nominations for the United States Golf Association's Herbert Warren Wind Book Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, as well as recognition as an Editor's Pick by Golf Digest and a Best Books of 2011 by Golf magazine. Zachary teaches in the Sports Studies track at North Central College in Naperville. He also teaches writing workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level. The program, sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library, is free and open to the public.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


"Israel: A Photo Tour of the Best of Israel with Steve Rambach"

February 14, 2014

"Israel: A Photo Tour of the Best of Israel with Steve Rambach" will be held Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 2 p.m., in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street. Visit the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, Holocaust Museum and walk the grounds Jesus traveled. Sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921


Library Holiday Closing

February 7, 2014

Library Holiday Closings

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900