Lincoln Library

Resources

Meet the Librarian

Julia Neal

Librarian

(509) 222-6628
Hi! I’m Julia Neal and I am the Lincoln librarian. I truly believe I have the best job ever! My goal is that all members of the learning community feel welcome and safe in the library. Above all else, I want to help people get excited about reading! I have a BA in English from UC Irvine, an MA in English from UC Davis, and an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois.  When I’m not at school, I love cooking, drinking tea on my porch, watercolor painting, and of course, READING!

All students present on March 16, 2020 were able to take home extra library books. Any books currently checked out will not be due until further notice. Stay safe, friends! 

LEARNING RESOURCES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES

Lincoln Specials Site

Visti the link above to find new challenges from Miss Julia, Mrs. Fehrenbacher, Mr. Gilbert, and Mr. Jones every week! Miss Julia also posts a new video readaloud every school day as well as how-to videos helping you get access to new eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. 

ABCMouse Early Learning Academy

Research-based learning resources for children in preschool through 2nd grade. Get free access to this digital program on computers, tablets, and smartphones. ABCMouse Early Learning Academy requires internet connection. ABC Mouse also includes a significant amount of Spanish language content.
Access Code: SCHOOL7983

ABCya!

Free educational games for preschool through 6th grade that will keep kids engaged and having fun. Topics include math, reading, typing, and just-for-fun logic games.

Adventure Academy

Research-based learning resources for children in 3rd through 8th grade. Get free access to this digital program on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Adventure Academy requires internet connection. 
Access Code: SCHOOL7983

Amazing Space

Amazing Space, developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute, is home to a suite of Web-based astronomy activities for kids in grades 4-12. Featured topics include telescopes, comets, planets, galaxies, stars and black holes.

BrainPOP

BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music. 
Username: lincolnleopards2020
Password: Leopards11

Capstone Interactive eBooks

Click the link above to access over 3,000 online Interactive eBooks, provided free by Capstone publishers while students are affected by closures due to COVID-19. Usernames and passwords are all lowercase.
Username: continue
Password: reading

Code.org: Hour of Code

This website offers Hour of Code to teach the basics of coding to preschool - 5th grade students in an hour long lesson. There are also longer coding lessons available.

Dreamscape

This website offers bite-sized learning games focused on building mastery of foundational reading skills through practice and play. Access is free but does require making an account.

Duolingo

This resource helps anyone learn a new language through bite-sized lessons designed to feel more like games. Requires a free account.

Funbrain

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, Funbrain is a free website that offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

FunBrain Jr.

Funbrain Jr. is a division of the above Funbrain website, but specifically geared for kids in preschool and kindergarten. It offers educational games, stories, printables, and more.

GoNoodle

Free website with active videos and games encouraging learning and movement.

Hello Kids

This resource offers coloring pages that you can either print or do online, drawings and drawing lessons, various craft activities for children of all ages, videos, games, songs and even wonderful readings for bedtime.

Highlights Kids

A place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers exercises, quizzes, and tests so students can practice and master skills, as well as instructional videos to help students build early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math skills. the app encourages creativity and builds social-emotional skills. They also have a free app, Khan Academy Kids, geared toward kids ages 2-7 that teaches the above as well as social-emotional skills and encourages creativity. Requires making an account.

Kids Discover

Kids Discover is an educational publisher that produces high-interest nonfiction reading for children ages 6–14. Access requires making an account.

Math Card Games for Kids

This resource is actually a free ebook! It is free until March 31, 2020. The majority of games in this book are geared toward grades 3-9, but there are several that even kids in grades 1-2 can play. All you need is the free ebook and a deck of cards to play the fun math games and puzzles in this resource.

Math Game Time

Math Game Time offers free math games, worksheets, homework help & videos for teachers, parents & children.

Math Playground

Free, online math games for grades 1-6. Features problem solving, logic games and number puzzles kids love to play.

Mid-Columbia Libraries

While physically the public libraries are closed, Mid-Columbia Libraries offer AMAZING online resources you can access from home!

  • Browser or Libby App: offers free, instant access to ebooks and audiobooks. (If you have access to a mobile device, Miss Julia recommends using the Libby app.)
  • Kanopy: website offers free, instant access to streaming films.
  • Magazines: click this link to get instant digital access to recent, popular magazines.

If your student does not already have a library card, go online to this page and sign up using your mobile phone number to get instant access.  All legal guardians including foster parents can sign up children for library cards.

Miss Julia's Favorite Read Alouds

Visit the link above to see a playlist of some of Miss Julia's favorite books read aloud on YouTube! Note: Miss Julia is not the creator/reader of the linked videos.

Nasa Kids' Club

The NASA Kids' Club is a games-based website that stimulates children's interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by incorporating five skill levels, national education standards and NASA content.

National Geographic for Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. 

PBS Learning Media

PBS has curated free, learning standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more. This link will take you directly to the part of the website geared for student use.

PebbleGo Databases for K-2

Click the link above to access this award-winning research database with over 1,000 articles across five subjects. This database features leveled text and navigation designed for beginning researchers. IAccess is provided free by Capstone publishers while students are affected by closures due to COVID-19.  Usernames and passwords are all lowercase.
Username: engaged
Password: learning

Prodigy

Prodigy delivers a free, unique learning experience through an interactive math game where success depends on correctly answering skill-building math questions. Requires making a free account.

ReadingIQ

Research-based learning resources for children in preschool through 6th grade. Get free access to this digital program on computers, tablets, and smartphones. ReadingIQ can be used in offline mode once your account is created and books are downloaded onto a device. ReadingIQ includes many books in Spanish.
Access Code: SCHOOL7983

Scholastic's Learn at Home

This free resources provides kids with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. Children can complete them anytime, in any order. Available on any device and will provide up to three hours' worth of exciting learning experiences per day. 

Smithsonian for Kids

A division of the website for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. geared specifically toward kids. This free resource features learning games, quizzes, and plenty of fascinating info.

Splash Learn

SplashLearn is an award winning math learning program used for fun math practice. This resources is geared to kids in preschool - 5th grade and requires signing up for a free account.

Starfall

Starfall is a free website that uses fun educational games, movies, books, songs and more to teach children in grades K-3 reading, phonics, and math.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. You can go directly to their website by clicking the link above or visit their YouTube here.

Time for Kids

TIME for Kids engages students with authentic journalism, inspires them to join the national discourse on current topics, and provides teachers with valuable resources for the classroom. While usually not free, they are in the process of developing free access for students whose instruction is disrupted by COVID-19. Check back soon.

Wonderopolis

This free website was created by The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), which works to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. Each day, Wonderopolis poses an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day—and explores it in a variety of ways.

Amazing Educational Resources

Just because you don't see a specific resource listed here doesn't mean it's not available! The link above is a spreadsheet of HUNDREDS of resources for K-12 learning. Most of them are either always free or have been made free during school closures due to COVID-19. They are organized alphabetically by name and each resource has a link, description, and whether a free service is offered. This spreadsheet is compiled and maintained independently by the "Amazing Educational Resources" Facebook Group.

More resources coming soon! 

Our Mission

To ensure that students learn to be:

  • Critical thinkers

  • Enthusiastic readers

  • Skillful researchers

  • Ethical users of information


Congratulations to our champions for taking 3rd place at the 2020 Inter District Battle of the Books!

Four 5th grade students take 3rd place at the 2020 Inter District Battle of the Books!

About the Library

The Lincoln Library houses a collection of over 13,000 books and learning resources, an instructional area, and a table area for learning and study. The library media curriculum emphasizes reading and literature enrichment, information literacy, and technology integration. Library media activities are closely tied to national and state learning standards and the classroom curriculum. Use of the library and library resources are guided by the Lincoln Library Policies and Procedures.


Lincoln Library Policies and Procedures

Access

  • All students come to the library for a 50 minute period each week, which includes library instruction as well as time to check out books. 

  • There is open checkout all day except for 11:35am-12:20pm.

Checkout

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students check out ONE book for one week.

  • Grades 2-5 check out TWO books for one week. 

  • Fines are not charged for overdue books, but there is a charge for lost or damaged books.