Welcome to the Lincoln Library!

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    Checking Out Books

    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. Each book can be checked out from the library for two weeks, if needed. 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.

    Please help your student return books each week to school on the specified checkout day.

    Tuesdays: Grady, Hubbard
    Thursdays: Johnson/Ketelson, Hurt, Hill, Jenkins
    Fridays: Lower, Clements, Case, Ritter, Criswell


    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


    If you have any questions about the Lincoln Library or the library program, call (319) 688-1130.

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  • Introducing the Student AIM Card

    The Iowa City Community School District, in partnership with the Coralville, Iowa City, and North Liberty public libraries, is pleased to announce a new literary initiative to offer students greater access to books and other resources. We call it the AIM Card.

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