Welcome to the Lincoln Library!

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    Librarian: Kathleen Locher, locher.kathleen@iowacityschools.org
    Library Secretary: Janine Duncan,  duncan.janine@iowacityschools.org

     

    Students check out books each week.  Each book can be checked out from the library for 2 weeks if needed.  Please help your student return books each week to school on the specified check out day.

    Tuesday:  Grady, Hubbard

    Thursdays: Johnson/Ketelson, Hurt, Hill, Jenkins 

    Fridays:  Lower, Clements, Case, Ritter, Criswell

    Vision:
    The ultimate goal of the Lincoln Library is to foster a love of reading and learning.

    The vision for the Lincoln Library is for all students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information to contribute to lifelong learning.  As the library program continues to build and grow to engage the entire school community to elevate the learning experience for all.  As a school community, we teach the students to think critically and independently, and to construct new understanding and insights from varied information sources.  We lead and embrace the integration of technology to enhance learning.  We collaborate to design and enact rigorous learning experiences, and participate as positive digital citizens.  We maximize access to quality print and digital resources.  We champion and support the reading life of students.  We nurture curiosity to develop in students a passion for learning for life. 

    How does this translate into real life lessons?
    Library lessons address two essential components: literacy and information literacy. Here are just a few examples of what your child will learn in the Lincoln Library Program:

    Primary grades (K-2):

    • location of books in our library using spine labels
    • who are the author & illustrator and what do they do?
    • making predictions from cover illustrations
    • the parts of a book--spine, cover, title page, and call number
    • types of literature--fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and folktales, for example

    Intermediate grades (3-4)

    • finding materials on library shelves by alphabetical order
    • using parts of a reference book (index, table of contents, glossary)
    • choosing the best keywords to get to needed information
    • using the library catalog to locate material
    • note-taking strategies
    • keyboarding skills
    • identifying different types of literature

    Upper grades (5-6) all the above and...

    • creating a reading list based on personal interests
    • creating digital projects based on class research units
    • using online databases to locate information
    • identifying and using appropriate reference sources

    All students come to the library for a weekly checkout time.  Students are also welcome to come into the library any time during the school day (with their teacher's permission) to return and check out books. Students are allowed to renew books they are not finished with provided that there are no holds on the book. Parents are welcome to visit the library anytime (provided they check-in in the office) and may check out books for a loan period of one week.  If you have any questions about the Lincoln library or the library program call 688-1130.