2 copies of Lincoln books going to every Illinois library

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of libraries across Illinois are due to get two more books about Abraham Lincoln.

The Abraham Lincoln Association says it will donate copies of the books to all 810 public and academic libraries in Illinois. The books are “Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way: The America Lincoln Knew” and “A Day Long to Be Remembered – Lincoln in Gettysburg.” They are both by Lincoln historian Michael Burlingame.

Association president Kathryn Harris says the books are well-researched. She says now they will be a “few miles of everyone in Illinois.” The group’s goal is to increase knowledge of Lincoln.

The Illinois State Library’s Illinois Center for the Book will distribute the copies. They should be available starting April 22.