Lincoln Public Library values our relationship with community schools and strives to build relationships with the educational community so that children always know that their local library is a safe and accepting space where they can access materials to support their classroom learning and also for reading pleasure.
Lincoln Public Library is pleased to offer class visits to all schools in the Town of Lincoln. In a traditional class visit, our library staff come to visit you and your students in your classroom OR the students and teacher come to the nearest library branch for a story time, library tour, book talks, or tips on using the library for homework assignments. During this time of covid, a virtual class visit works quite the same – teachers can book visits for their class through Zoom or Google Meet and library staff will come to your class for an online visit. Whether you’d like a fun storytime with Jennifer for your elementary students or an instructional session with Margaret about how your junior students can use our online resources for research projects or a virtual tech/STEM visit, a class visit is a wonderful opportunity for your students to learn more about the library and get excited about reading!
Class visits can happen once a school year, once a term, or more often.
New this year, educators can book their own time slot using our new Virtual Class Visits Booking Calendar to register for a time and date. Most sessions run 30-45 minutes. Simply select an open time and date and answer a few short questions so that we know how to best interact with your students, then click “Confirm” to finish the booking process.
It is up to each individual teacher’s discretion to have classroom floats of books delivered. We also encourage students to have their own library card and visit their local library to gain access to a world of imagination and knowledge. Students who wish to visit their local library branch with their families to borrow books will need a current Lincoln Public Library card. Additionally, students can borrow digital books using either of our digital apps Libby or Hoopla to have contactless book fun. Should your students not have a library card of their own, library staff can help them obtain their own library card by completing this form and returning it to you, their classroom teacher. Library staff will come to your school to pick up completed forms and will return with library cards for your students.
If you are interested in participating in this program please contact Jennifer Dinning at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 905-563-7014.