Lincoln Library

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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, sipping tea on my porch, watercolor painting, and of course, READING!

Any students who still have library books they took home in March are asked to return their library books at the earliest opportunity. More details about Hybrid Checkout are below. Stay safe, friends! 

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

Hybrid Learning Access:

  • All students in grades 2-5 attend a 40 minute library special over Zoom every week, which includes 10 minutes of social emotional support.

  • All students in grades K-1 attend a 30 minute library special over Zoom every week, which includes 10 minutes of social emotional support.

Hybrid Learning Checkout:

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade: Hybrid checkout plans for K-1 students are still in progress. Families will be notified when checkout begins for these students. When it does, students will check out ONE book for one week.

  • Grades 2-5 check out up to TWO books for one week by placing holds on books through the Destiny Library Catalog. Click here to watch a video demonstrating how to log in and place holds. 

  • Note: Some 2nd grade students are experiencing difficulty logging in to the library catalog using their personal devices. If they are unable to place a hold, 1 "surprise" book will be chosen for them and checked out to them for the week. This problem is expected to resolve once K-2 students are issued technology devices from the school district. 

  • Group A Students: RETURN books on Mondays. New books go home on Tuesdays.

  • Group B Students: RETURN books on Thursdays. New books go home on Fridays.

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

Remote Learning Access

  • All students attend a 30 minute library lesson via Zoom.

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students may receive additional lesson activities through SeeSaw. 

  • 2nd-5th grade may receive additional activities through Google Classroom. 

Remote Learning Checkout

  • There is currently no physical book check out available through Lincoln's library.

  • However, ebooks and eaudiobooks are available through Kennewick School District and the Sora app, as well as through Mid-Columbia library. Students will be receiving library instruction guiding them in accessing these resources. 

Traditional School Year 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.

Traditional School Year 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.