Lincoln Library


Meet the Librarian

Julia Neal


(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!

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.

If you would like to return your library books, please drop them by the Lincoln Elementary School front office between 8:30am and 3:30pm on weekdays. 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

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.