The Lincoln Public Library is currently located at 49 Complex Drive, across from the Police Department. The phone number is 205-763-4080 . The hours of operation are Mon., Tue., Thur. and Fri. 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M and Saturday 9:00A.M. to 12:00P.M. The library Director is Melanie Harris and Robin Bishop as assistant.
With the growth of the city it has recognized the need for a new library and recently started construction of our new library. This project is nearing completion and will allow the library staff to deliver expanded tools and educational opportunities to our residents. Our new 7,500 square foot library is currently under construction and will be located at 47475 US Al. Hwy 78. The new library is directly off Hwy 78 where it is more visible and easy to access.
The Library Board consisting of 5 members. The Board meets every other month. The Lincoln Public Library is a member of the Cheaha Regional System. The initial library card is free of charge to patrons in the Lincoln city limits and the Lincoln school district.
The Library has a collection of over 16,500 books. The books include best sellers, biographies, westerns, audio books, large print and reference. In our juvenile section we have numerous AR books and non-fiction books available for any school assignment.
The Library has 15 computers available to the public with internet access and printing capabilities. We have access to the Alabama Virtual Library through the State of Alabama Library System in addition to the Homework Help site; and Alabama Job Links are also available. The Library has a WebCam which is available to the public, this is particularly useful for military families.
The Lincoln Public Library host a Summer Reading Program during the month of June for children ages 4 through 12 with activities and performers. Each Tuesday of the week at 10:00a.m the library host Preschool story hour.
The city established its first library in 1975. At that time the library was a small room in city hall and was recognized as the smallest recognized library in the state. The present building was constructed in 1980. And the newest library will be completed in 2014.