Elementary School Library
The ES Library is designed to support children’s curiosity, imagination and love of learning, and to foster our students’ first steps as readers and researchers. Our staff works closely with the faculty to enhance students’ learning in all the curricular areas. Students practice research and informational literacy skills at a developmentally appropriate level, starting with our youngest learners.
The library collection includes two stories of books and resources, as well as our extensive online collection of subscription databases, ebooks and audiobooks. Students have a wide selection from which to choose. The collection is designed to encourage independence for all ages. Sections of the library are genrefied, much like a bookstore model, so children are able to easily locate titles of interest. Even our youngest learners can locate information for themselves.
Our library includes different work areas to accommodate everyone: from students who stop by to enjoy some reading during their free time to entire classes that come to learn and share. The space is open at recess time, and has a steady stream of kids coming in to play chess or checkers, draw, write, chat and read. It is a cozy, welcoming place. The library is for the Lincoln community and its doors are open to parents as well.
On February 12th we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with an activity guided by our library staff and the ES Art teacher. Students investigate and learn all about the president whose name the school honors, focusing on his beliefs and accomplishments. They learn about the research process and are given guidelines to find books and resources. Then, they put their creativity to work to get to a collective cake design that represents Lincoln and his influence on education and on our school.
Vacation Reading Celebrations
During school breaks, both libraries invite our students to participate in vacation reading programs. Summer (January break) is traditionally Reading Bingo, a fun way to explore books wherever a student may be. Winter (July) break we have an all-school reading challenge, to see how many minutes we can read as a community. Parents are encouraged to participate! When school starts again, readers gather at the library to comment on their experiences and talk about the books they loved the most.
Reading Week and Book Fair
During Reading Week at Lincoln the libraries sponsor many activities to encourage and celebrate reading. Lincoln’s book fairs include a wide variety of titles in Spanish and English and several special activities. We host visiting authors and illustrators, who share their work and their creative processes. Having a published author visit is a unique opportunity for students to receive instruction and feedback constructing plots, designing illustrations , character building and so much more.
Tiny Tales for Tots
Lincoln learners include the entire family! The library hosts Tiny Tales for Tots, a storytime for babies-age 3. This is a time for parents to gather with their youngest children in the library to get to know one another, listen to stories, and check out books.
April is poetry month throughout Lincoln! If you visit the school at this time, you will see our Poet-Tree beginning to bloom with original works from students and teachers alike. The entire school (ES-MS-HS) participates in Poem in a Pocket Day, an opportunity to share one’s favorite poems with others.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 7:45 – 16:15
Wednesday: 7:45 – 14:00
+54 11 4851 1700 ext. 220