Friday, June 10, 2016

What A Year!

The Lincoln Library would like to thank the Lincoln Dragons for another great year of reading!

Although our Library is closed for the summer, the Main Library Children's Room is ready for you. Lots of great things going on!

LEGO MANIA! July 14th, August 11th, 3:00-5:00 - Design, build and explore with LEGOs

Storytime in Three Sizes! Baby Bounce, Toddler Time, Preschool Storytime - Plus Family Storytimes!
Find details HERE 
and HERE! 

Have a great summer Dragons!
See you in the FALL

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What Have We Been Reading?

Our entire TK class came to the Library today to pose with every book that we have read together this year! 
Thanks for a great year of Read-Alouds TK, Kinder, and First Grade!  
Keep Calm and Read On!

Friday, May 13, 2016

What Have We Been Reading?

All of our Read-Aloud classes have finished The First Music, as told by Dylan Pritchett.

Is that an owl hooting in the Library? No, it couldn't be.

Wait, was that a frog croaking in the distance?

Nope! That would just be our wonderful TK-1st graders here at Lincoln, singing along to this wonderful book!

Dylan Pritchett did a masterful job recreating the vibe and sounds of Africa - Dakar, Senegal, Accra, Ghana all came alive in our Library. We read this incredible story together and then recreated the sounds by ourselves.  Students became elephants, monkeys, crocodiles - you name it!

And you too can join in the fun, as Elephant takes you on a journey you will never forget! Who would have thought that something as simple as a stubbed toe would inspire every song on Earth ever made!? Incredible! 

Come by the Lincoln Library to read this wonderful story before it is snatched up by an eager Lioness or Crocodile who also wants to learn about how animals joined together to create  The First Music.

Keep Calm and READ ON, Lil' Dragons!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lincoln Science Fair

The Lincoln Library is proud to announce that it will hosting this years Science Fair ! 

Save the Date: May 6th to May 12th 

Any classes scheduled to come to the Library during this time will have the pleasure of being escorted to the Science Fair, where there will  be no shortage of amazing experiments to look at and learn from. 

Save the Date: May 12th 

Family Math and Science night will be hosted in the Lincoln Cafeteria from 6:30-7:30p. Bring your family and friends to experience the wonders of the Science Fair. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

April V.I.P.

Everybody give a round of applause to our April V.I.P. (Very Important Patron) ------ Oliver!

Oliver comes to us every day at recess to read and catch up on new books coming into the Library. We love seeing Oliver plow through our Graphic Novel collection, taking the time to read every day.  Oliver is always polite and quiet in the Library, and never EVER has to be reminded about the rules.  He is an authentic reader, who loves a good story and can't wait to see it to the end.

If you should find yourself at the Lincoln Library during our open recess slot, you can be assured that you will see Oliver here reading - but please don't disturb him! Readers are taking their reading seriously!

Follow Oliver's example - Keep Calm and Read ON

Monday, April 25, 2016

What Have We Been Reading?

All of our Read-Aloud classes have finished Princess Justina Albertina by Ellen Dee Davidson.

This is one of Ms.Rad's favorite books that we have read this year, and likely you will agree with me if you have been keeping up with our Read-Alouds. Princess Justina Albertina was a wildly humorous book, and had amazing illustrations that accented the book beautifully. We were really having some big laughs with this book!

The story follows the princess Justina Albertina as her nanny searches the Earth for the perfect pet for her.  Unicorns, puffer fish, monkeys, two headed dogs - there is no pet that Justina Albertina will not try!

There's a problem tho - hidden under all the humor in the book lies a very spoiled, evil side to the princess. With each pet we begin to see more and more that Justina Albertina is not exactly the sort of person that we would like to call a friend.

Come by the Lincoln Library to see what we are all talking about!

And of course, we had to finalize with a  non-fiction book - and Ms. Rad chose Inside the Zoo Nursery by Roland Smith.  Using the Smith text, we learned how to take care of baby animals and pets and most importantly we got to OOOoooOOOO and AHHHhhHHHH over the adorable baby animals in the book. What could be better?
Keep Calm and READ ON, lil' Dragons...
And don't forget to take care of your pets!

Friday, April 8, 2016

What Have We Been Reading?

All of our Read-Aloud classes have finished Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain by Dave Keane.  This ridiculous book had us laughing so hard we could hardly sit still! Bobby Bramble was a daredevil who knew no fear - up until his brain up and left him! We followed Bobby and his family as they searched and searched for the missing brain. Did they find it? You'll have to come to the Lincoln Library to see for sure! And come fast because this book will not be on the shelf long.

After Bobby, we looked at a book called The Concise Encyclopedia of the Human Body by David Burnie. This book had excellent photos of the brain and the central nervous system. We discussed the role of the brain and how we can take care of ours.  Did you know that it's not the size of your brain that determines your intelligence but how many "wrinkles" (Brain Folds)? Did you know that you can develop NEW "wrinkles" as you learn new things? Perhaps you need to come down to the Lincoln Library to check out this amazing Encyclopedia to learn more facts about your brain! Ha! Your brain is learning about itself!

We followed these books up with a quick game of Ms. Rad Says, which is like Simon Says except who the heck is Simon?? I tested the students on how well they can listen versus how well they can see, as I pantomimed everything that I said regardless of the command. Since we can not play over the blog here, I am including some brain teasers, so Readers at home aren't left out on all the fun.

Keep Calm and Read On!