Take a Break

We invite you to Take a Break from your meeting, tour schedule, or convention and visit the ALPLM!
Join us for an afternoon break at the Library and enjoy a Sweet and Salty Break or a Savor Springfield Break and while you are here, visit the Museum.

Hosted in the Library's Lincoln Reception Room, we will provide a one-hour break  - menus below -- for you and your guests along with a Museum admission. And consider adding on one of our daytime additional features to make the experience even more special.

Choose from one of the following Break menus:

Savor Springfield Break                    $32/person with Museum Admission

Assorted Pittman’s or Del’s Popcorn
Assorted Pease’s Chocolates
Secret Recipes Famous Butter Cake and Lemon Bars
Iced Tea, Water and Coffee Station


Sweet and Salty Break                      $25/person with Museum Admission

Assorted Cookies and Brownies
Snack Mix
Whole Fruit
Iced Tea, Lemonade and Water Station


Reservation Information

Take a Break reservations are offered Monday through Friday based on availability, and reservations are accepted up to one year in advance of a Take a Break date. The minimum number of guests is 20 people. No time for a Museum visit? Join us for a Savor Springfield Break for $22/person or for a Sweet and Salty Break for $15/person.

Please call or send an email to the Facilities Rental Office to make a Take a Break reservation. Our staff will send you a Take a Break Confirmation Letter and Payment Form.

Confirm your reservation by sending back within 15 business days of the verbal reservation the signed Confirmation Letter and paying a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the Reserved Guest Count (number of guests attending the tea). Deposit and final payment may be made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover) or corporate check (payable to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation).

Payment of the remaining balance is due seven days before the event date at which time the final guest count is due. NOTE: The minimum number of Break guests is 20 people. If attendance falls below 20 people, the group will be charged for 20 people.

CANCELLATION: If it is necessary to cancel a Take a Break reservation, we ask for written notice 30 days before the Take a Break date. The group will lose the 25% deposit.


Take a Break  . . .  at the ALPLM! To learn more and make a reservation please contact the Facilities Rental Office at 217/558-8873 or alplm.rentevents@illinois.gov