Thursday, February 11, 2010


With the closure of the City’s two library branches, some materials from one of them will need to find new homes next week. Lincoln Library will vacate the Southeast Branch facility on South Grand East by March 1, 2010.

In order to facilitate the closure, the entire collection of more than 32,000 items must be moved out. Some of the materials have already been transferred to Lincoln Library’s main facility at Seventh and Capitol, leaving books that are duplicates of those already shelved at the West Branch and downtown.

Therefore, Lincoln Library will open the doors of the Southeast Branch next week to people interested in taking the books for their own personal use or to supplement other libraries. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, schools will be allowed to select materials for their use. On Wednesday, February 17, the doors will be open to representatives of not-for-profit groups who may come in and select books to add to their collections.

From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, February 18 and 19, doors will be open to the general public who can come in for books.

Materials selected during these four days will be provided on a first come first served basis. The Southeast Branch library is located at 2500 South Grand East.

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