Coronavirus - COVID-19 Response
Update July 21, 2020
Starting Wednesday July 22 the Lincoln Public Library will be temporarily closed until July 31.
This difficult decision was made due to a possible coronavirus exposure that occurred involving several library staff as well as the increasing number of positive results in Logan County. Curbside service will still be provided from 11-1, Monday through Friday. If you wish to arrange for curbside delivery or have questions please call the library at 217-732-8879.
Mike Starasta, Library Director
Update June 16, 2020
Partial Library Reopening
On Monday June 22 the Lincoln Public Library District will be reopening on a limited basis.
We will be returning to our regular hours with the following schedule changes.
Monday-Friday there we will be open from 9-11 for those with a weakened immune system.
From 11-1 we will be providing curbside service only and the library buildings will be closed.
From 1 to closing we will be open to the public.
In order for us to be compliant with state regulations we ask that patrons wear masks. We are also required to restrict access to 10 patrons at a time in each building.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the library at 732-8878.
Update June 2, 2020
Curbside Pickup at the Lincoln Public Library District
The Lincoln Public Library District will be offering curbside service Monday through Friday from 11-1 beginning Monday, June 1. The library building will not be open to the public. Curbside orders must be placed in advanced by calling the library at 217-732-8878, by e-mailing the library at email@example.com or by logging into your library account to request our items on our public access catalog. Library staff will then call the patron to arrange a pick up time.
Patrons will need to have a valid library card. Unfortunately there are some restrictions that are in place at this time over which we have not control. We are hopeful that this situation will be corrected soon.
Currently we are limited to items that belong to the Lincoln Public Library District. We will not be able to obtain books from other libraries through inter-library loan at this time. As such we feel that it is necessary to limit patrons to 10 items so that other patrons have the opportunity to obtain materials. Please feel free to contact the library if you have questions.
Update April 16, 2020
April 16 Board Meeting Canceled
The board meeting for tonight, April 16, 2020, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus
Update March 16, 2020
To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, LINCOLN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSING MONDAY, MARCH 16 AT 1 PM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
No fines or late fees will be accrued during this time.
All items on holds will be extended until one week after the library reopens.
In the meantime, all of our digital offerings are available 24/7.
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your account if you do not have one.
WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION.
Update - March 13, 2019
As many of you are aware, concern over the coronavirus has resulted in public events being cancelled or postponed. The Lincoln Public Library does not have any intention to close the library. However, since our patrons are our priority we do want to assure you that we are taking the following precautions to guard against the coronavirus:
- We are disinfecting books upon arrival.
- We are wiping down tables, doors, and other surfaces with disinfectant throughout the day.
- We are suspending all programs and community room useuntil further notice.
- We have placed more hand sanitizer at strategic positions in the library.
- Staff are washing their hands often, covering coughs and sneezes as recommended by the CDC.
- Homework helpers are cancelled for the rest of the year.
- We are considering actions taken by the local school districts in regards to closures.
- We are suspending paperback exchange until further notice.
- We are keeping our social media and website updated concerning this situation.
Library Director, Lincoln Public Library District