Food for Fines ends next week

The Food for Fines Program in the Library is ending next week! If you have any Lost Item Processing Fees be sure to bring in a few of the recommended items (found here) to knock off $5 of fees per item.

This program is a great and inexpensive way to get rid of pesky fees on your account, but also a fantastic way to help others in the LLCC Community.

If you have any questions about what fines you might have, or any question about the program in general, call or email Scott Ebbing (786-2358 / or Tavis Lawson (786-2270 /

It’s National Library Week!

The Library is celebrating National Library Week (NLW) this week with these activities:

Today: Edible Books Contest – Entries are due by 11 a.m. Voting takes place from until noon, then everyone is invited to consume the “books.”
Wednesday: Enjoy a free donut
Thursday and Friday: Participate in a scavenger hunt
Like the Library’s Facebook page and NLW post to be entered into a drawing for a $20 Subway gift card.

In coordination with NLW, the Library’s Food for Fines Program has started. This program, which runs until the end of spring semester, allows all patrons of the Library (students, staff, faculty and community members) to pay off $5 of lost item processing fees for each food donation brought in. To see a list of recommended donations follow this link:

Email or with any questions.

Therapy Dogs at LLCC Library this MONDAY

therapy-dogsGuess what? Therapy dogs are coming to LLCC Library on Monday, Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and they need YOU to come by and pet, squeeze and snuggle them. Did you know petting a dog helps relieve stress? What a great way for students to let loose, relax, and unwind. Please help us spread the word to your classes, student workers, and other students. Remember, all faculty and staff are welcome to come by and pet the animals, too!

Sue McKinney, a therapy dog owner/handler, will be on campus with her certified and insured dogs as a stress-relief service. They will bring their most experienced dogs for a visit to the library this Monday AND we have also scheduled a visit during finals week, which will take place on Monday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lillian Scalzo artwork on display in Library

motherchild-by-lillian-scalzoSix original works by the late Springfield artist Lillian Scalzo are being displayed in LLCC’s Library.  These pieces are among 18 items recently donated to the collection at the Trutter Museum and include paintings, copper enameled items among others.

In 1929, Miss Scalzo was involved in the development the art department at Springfield Junior College (later SCI and Benedictine) and was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Springfield Art Association where she came to know the late Phil and Kitty Trutter.

The display coincides with the opening of a new exhibit at the Trutter Museum which opens this Friday, with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m.  LLCC students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

The museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or anytime by appointment.  For more information, call 6-2217 or click here.

LLCC ID/Library Cards now obtained in Bookstore

As of July 11, LLCC IDs have moved from the LLCC Library to Campus Services and are located inside the LLCC Bookstore. Students, faculty and staff who need IDs should now come to the bookstore for this service. Although the ID machine will no longer be located in the Library, student and staff IDs will still function as library cards.

Welcome Tavis Lawson!

Lawson, Travis

Tavis Lawson has joined LLCC as the Library Access Services Assistant. Tavis is located in the Library at the Circulation Desk and can be reached at 6-2270 or

Welcome Tavis!

“Food For Fines” at LLCC Library

Do you have an overdue library book? Don’t forget, the LLCC Library is accepting “Food for Fines” until the end of the semester (this Friday).

Food for Fines is a fundraiser drive allowing patrons (students, faculty, staff, or community members) to “pay off” any fines or fees on their account by bringing in donations for a local food pantry. Patrons can bring in one non-perishable item to receive $5.00 off their total fines. For instance, if you owe $20 in processing fees and bring in 4 donation items, your account balance will go down to zero. Please note that donations cannot be used to pay for lost books. We have teamed up with the Central Illinois Foodbank to donate everything we collect. View a list of items that the Central IL Food Bank is in need of.  Feel free to contact Mary DiMaggio if you need any more information. Thank you!

Edible Book Festival today!

Be sure to stop by the Edible Book Festival to check out the entries on display and vote between 11 a.m.-noon for your favorite!  We’ll announce the winners at noon, then eat!  All are invited to taste the books.