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ALPLM Celebrating Lincoln's Birthday With Free Entry

Everyone is invited to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for a free day of fun on February 10th, marking the President’s birthday, honoring his love of reading, and celebrating the ALPLM’s national accreditation.  


You can get into the ALPLM for free all day, starting at 9 AM.  The museum will host a Literacy Jam from 10 AM until 2 PM.  They will also collect donations of children’s books, have some special guests to read stories, and offer music and activities for children.  There will also be a ceremony to mark the ALPLM’s accreditation including cake and an explosion of streamers. 


This year there will be two free days Saturday, February 10th, and Monday, February 12th, Lincoln’s actual birthday. The Lincoln Presidential Library is also teaming up with the Lincoln Library (Springfield’s public library on February 10th to present the Lincolns4Lincoln Literacy Jam including Cast members from the musicals Finding Nemo and Winnie the Pooh reading stories and songs, Tater Tots Rock to share a special brand of music, Author Jenna Snow reading her book and showing off her dog, Jacobsen Woollen from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Magician Richard Landry. 


There will be a short accreditation ceremony at 2 PM followed by air cannons firing volleys of streamers in the museum plaza.  Only 3.2% of museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.  For more information, visit www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov.  

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