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Museum opens Lincoln library on second floor

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25 pictures from the celebration appear in a slide show running on www.laruecountyherald.com

By Linda Ireland

About 120 people attended the grand opening for The Lincoln Museum Library and Research Center.

The event, held Thursday in the Community Room and the library, coincided with the museum’s 20th anniversary. A slide show with 25 scenes from the celebration is online at the bottom of the laruecountyherald.com home page.

The 3,000-square-foot research library houses about 5,000 books on Lincoln and the Civil War.

The new library is accessible from the museum’s art room on the second floor and from street level. The outside door opens on the outer wall of the museum on West Main Street.

The library is open Monday through Saturday and can be used for research and conferences. The books cannot be checked out.

Additional information about the celebration and the museum's partners in the process will be included in the May 6 print edition of The LaRue County Herald News.