Lincoln Library News & Events
November - December 2020

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Sangamon County, and keeping the staff and patrons safety in mind, we will be modifying Lincoln Library’s operations. These changes are effective immediately.

  • Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

  • Contactless curbside pickup is available. (Note: Due to staff shortages, there may be times that new holds cannot be placed or days that curbside may not be available.) 

  • No in-person browsing.

  • No pick-up of materials inside the facility is allowed.

  • Computer use is available in one-hour increments by appointment by calling 217.753.4900, x5630 or email

  • Information and cardholder services assistance is still available over the phone during regular operating hours.

  • The ability to email and pick up print jobs is also still available. Email the documents along with your name, phone number and library card number (if applicable) to

  • Staff-facilitated copy and fax services.

  • Contactless homebound delivery.

These are challenging times. We will work to bring you as many services as we are able to do so safely. Please call us at our main number, 217.753.4900 and let us know how we can help.

As this is a fluid situation, the status of library operations can change quickly. For the most current information, visit our website.

Thank you and stay well.
Have a favorite cookie recipe? Share it with us and be featured in Lincoln Library's Cookie Book! E-mail your recipe to by November 24, 2020. Cookie Books will be available for download via our Facebook page or for pick up after December 1.

Join us every other Thursday for BYOBook Club! Bring a book that you're reading or are dying to discuss and get recommendations from other readers and librarians. 

Come together with like-minded patrons and staff for feedback on anything you have written, or answers to questions you might have!

True Crime & Brew Time | November 23 | 7pm
Join us for True Crime & Brew Time to talk about everyone's favorite true crime obsessions! (A book club for ages 21+.) In November we'll be discussing Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. So, crack open a cold one and join Rachel and Sheri on Zoom! 

Join Dr. Holly M. Kent, Associate Professor of History at The University of Illinois-Springfield, as she discusses women's 19th century fashion advice literature. 

Positively Crafty | December 5 | 12-1pm
Join Reference Librarians Danielle and Sheri in episodes of Positively Crafty doing simple crafts with items that can be found in your home! New videos will be posted on YouTube at the time of the events.

How To Spot Fake News | December 8 | 2pm
Feeling overwhelmed by the minefield of information that is your Facebook newsfeed? We can help! Join us to learn about the different types of fake news, how to tell the difference between what's true and what's fake, and tips for evaluating sources.

Career Center | December 10 | 2pm
Come get help with a resume, or reviewing some great websites and ways to find a job with a member of the Lincoln Library staff!

Canning & Preserving Food | December 10 | 6pm
Have you always wondered how to keep your garden & farmer's market finds fresh for the winter? Join us as Alana from Grow Springfield teaches us about canning and preserving food!

Microsoft Excelt Basics Q&A | December 17 | 11am
Do you need help with the basics of Microsoft Excel? Join Rachel for a live Q&A to answer any questions you may have!

Microsoft Word Basics | December 17 | 2pm
Learn how to create and edit documents using Microsoft Word. We cover the basics of using Word 2010, from how to open and save a document, to how to use different text and graphics features.

Holiday Closings

Lincoln Library will be closed on the following holidays:

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27

Christmas - Thursday, December 24 through Saturday, December 26

New Year's Day - Friday, January 1, 2021

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326 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 753-4900

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10AM - 5PM