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Read-a-Thon/Book Drive to Celebrate Mr. Lincoln's Birthday!

Event date: 2/12/2022 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Export event
Jenni Dahl
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Read-a-Thon/Book Drive to Celebrate Mr. Lincoln's Birthday!

This event will be held in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s café space

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is partnering with the Lincoln Library, the city of Springfield’s public library, and Compass for Kids for the Lincolns4Lincoln Read-a-Thon and Book Drive this coming Saturday, February 12 from 9am-3:30pm in the museum’s café space.

You and your children will hear a variety of community leaders read favorite children’s books throughout the day and you'll have the opportunity to donate books for the children served by Compass for Kids!

For those who can’t it out to the museum in-person, the read-a-thon will also air live on the ALPLM’s Facebook and YouTube pages. 

People who watch the read-a-thon, whether in person or online, are encouraged to donate a new children’s book if they can. Anyone who believes in the power of reading to help children can donate, too. 

Donations are already being accepted. In Springfield, they can be dropped off at the special collection box in the ALPLM Gateway entrance area, the Lincoln Public Library and Barnes & Noble (3111 S Veterans Pkwy). Barnes & Noble also has a selection of children’s books chosen by Compass for Kids that customers can choose from. Supporters may also donate Barnes & Noble gift cards that will be used to purchase books for the students of Compass for Kids. 

You can donate electronic Barnes & Noble gift cards simply by clicking HERE

We hope you and your family can join us in-person or online this Saturday to share this special day that celebrates Mr. Lincoln's love of reading!

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