Lincoln Elementary Library
Library Hours 8:30-3:30
To provide an encouraging, positive environment where enthusiasm for learning prevails.
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The Library Media DESK focuses and prioritizes the reading and information literacy skills that students need to know and be able to use to help them read and research effectively in all subjects and with a variety of technologies.
Updated January 15, 2021
Each class has an assigned time one day every two weeks. These visits allow for instruction and the exchange of books. Class times missed because of no school or other activities will not be made up.
Students need to bring their own devices to the library each week to access the online library catalog and Sora, the online library.
Teachers can schedule to use the library when it is not in use. Please see media specialist.
Sora, an online library used by Davis School District, may be accessed by students at anytime through their Office 365 account or by visiting the website www.soraapp.com/library/davisut
Students are expected to exhibit appropriate library behavior during class.
Check out limits
1st -6th grade students may each check out 2 books to take back to their classroom. Books need to be returned before other books can be checked out. Kindergarten students may not check out books at this time.
Books are checked out for two weeks. Students may renew a book an indefinite number of times unless another student has the title on hold. Overdue notices will be sent by email. There are no fines for overdue books; however, students with late books will not be allowed to check out other books until they return the overdue items.
Lost or Damaged Books
Per district policy, payment is required if a student is responsible for the loss or damage of a book. The payment will be the replacement cost of the book plus a $2.00 processing fee. The school will not accept a copy of the lost book in lieu of payment. Payment plans may be set up with the approval of the librarian and will allow students to check-out books while paying for the lost/damaged item. A refund will be given if the book is found within 30 days after payment is made. After 30 days, no refund will be given.
Please ensure library books are well cared for while they are in your possession. Keep them away from food and liquid. Store them in safe, clean locations. Please do not mark or bend the pages.
3rd to 6th grade students may place up to three books on hold by accessing their account on-line. Books will be held in the library for 1 week. After 1 week, the hold will move on to the next student if it is not checked out.
The Media Specialist makes book selections for the library. Recommendations are considered from teachers, parents and students. The form to request a specific book is available on the Lincoln library webpage and Destiny Discover webpage. Other influences that could help in the selection process are book reviews, curriculum standards, awards winners and nominees, and librarian recommendations.
Library inventory is done at the end of every year. Periodic evaluation of the of materials will be conducted in order to maintain an up to date, relevant, diverse collection. Books that are not circulating, are outdated, have inaccurate information, or encourage stereotypes or biases will be removed from the collection per the Davis District Policy
Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child's reading materials. Parents and students should realize that not every book in the library will be appropriate for each child in the school; our library serves a broad age range. If a title does not work for a particular student, they are encouraged to return it and find something that will fit better.
As stated in the District Library Policy, “A parent desiring to restrict their child’s access to specific library books or materials shall submit the request in writing to the library professional at the school the child is attending."
End-of-Year Book Return
All books are to be accounted for by May 21st. Students with missing or unaccounted for library materials will not be allowed to attend Field-Day activities.
We occasionally accept donations. These will be used or re-donated as deemed necessary by the librarian.
Special COVID-19 Precautions
All students must wear a mask to library.
Tables and chairs are sanitized between each class.
All students must use hand sanitizer before touching books on the library shelves.
Students must use their own devices to look up books on the library catalog.
Books will be quarantined for 7 days before they can be checked out again by another student.
Books must remain at school; they may not be taken home at this time.