The Lincoln Public Library is located at 49 Complex Drive, behind City Hall and across from the Police Department. The phone number is 763-7777, ext. 339. The hours of operation are Monday 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M; Tuesday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M; and Saturday 8:00 to 12:00P.M. Melanie Harris is the Director. Robin Bishop and Liz Perrella are assistants.
The Library Board consisting of 5 members who meet 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 18,000 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 six computers available to the public. They are internet accessible and have printing capabilities. We have access to the Alabama Virtual Library through the State of Alabama Library System in addition to the Homework Help site. Alabama Job Links is also available. The Library has a WebCam which is available to the public, which is particularly useful for military families.
The Lincoln Public Library participates in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Talladega County. A Saturday Imagination Hour is held three times a year. There is also a Summer Reading Program during the month of June for children ages 4 through 12 with activities and performers.
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. The city has recognized the need for a new library and has had plans prepared for construction of a new library. A construction date has not been established.