Lincoln is on a computerized circulation system. Each year students are given an orientation to the LRC, which includes check out procedures, return of materials, overdue materials, and fines. Materials are checked out for a three week period and are renewable. Fines are assessed for books overdue by more than five days.
Students are responsible for any material checked out in his or her name. If a book is lost or claimed returned, the student pays replacement cost of the book. Before paying for an item, the student should check his or her locker, classrooms, and home. If a student claims he or she returned the item or never checked it out, he or she should speak with the librarian or library assistant. If the material is not found or returned, he or she is charged for the replacement cost of the item.
Lincoln students also have access to a collection of databases through the school or district’s subscription, and therefore need a username and/or password to access these from home. Students are encouraged to use the research links or search engines through the Lincoln website to complement their print research materials.
We encourage and promote reading as a life-long skill. One way in which our school encourages this is by participating in the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader' Book Award program. The RCYRBA program is one of Illinois' children's choice book awards. Students read from the RCYRBA Master List of 20 Titles, which is a special highlight for students at Lincoln. Any student who reads a minimum of three of the nominees can vote for their favorite Caudill book. Voting is conducted in February. The votes are submitted from throughout the state and the RCYRBA winner is announced in mid-March. To see the current book list, the past winners, and more information about the Caudill Award, visit the official website www.rcyrba.org.