The Lincoln School Media Center serves approximately 600 Kindergarten through 5th grade students and their teachers and staff. The print holdings for patrons total approximately 10,500 books of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and reference resources. The video collection totals approximately 750 VHS and DVDs available for teachers’ use. These resources are purchased to supplement the K-5 curriculum. Materials are cataloged and circulated using the Follett Destiny automated circulation system.
Library classes are held bimonthly for a forty minute period. These classes follow a curriculum correlated with the Illinois Standards Aligned Instruction for Libraries (I-SAIL) which are aligned to the state standards. Along with story time, we also cover topics like the Dewey Decimal System, literary genres, award winning books and authors, literary elements, and use of reference resources. Flexible scheduling is available for book exchange, research, and class projects. The Media Center houses 8 computers for patron use.
The Media Center is not only a place for reading. It is a place for exploring. There is an addition of Makerspaces. These spaces are intended for students to tinker, create, and make things. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and pursue their own ideas through exploration of the provided Makerspace materials.
Our Media Center is staffed by Mrs. Roxanne Price, Media Specialist for Marion CUSD#2 Elementary Schools.
You can view our online card catalog by clicking here. Follett Destiny is a library management system used throughout the district. If you are looking for your next good book, take a look inside Destiny.