Get Ready to Read!

Now that the school year is upon us, it is important that students continue the practice of reading consistently. To assist students in their reading endeavors, the Lincoln Elementary School Library offers a broad range of reading materials designed to meet students’ interest levels as well as their academic needs.

Students are allowed to check out two books per week using their current Lincoln Elementary School ID cards. Students are encouraged to select books according to their AR reading levels and complete corresponding AR tests. Students are assessed a fine for lost or damaged books. In most cases, fines will cover the replacement cost of any book that has been damaged or unreturned.

Below are some recommendations from the American Library Association on helping teen students develop a greater love of reading. For more tips and recommendations, click here.

  • Lead by example: let your teen
    see you reading and visiting the
    library often
  •  Sharing books shows you care.
    Talk about what you read with
    your teen.
  • Keep plenty of books,
    graphic novels,
    magazines and
    newspapers around
    your home.
  • Empower your teens:
    let them select books that speak to
    their interests and hobbies.
  • Read stories, poems, graphic
    novels, magazines or books out
    loud together.
  • Make sure your teen has regular
    transportation to the library.
  • Provide a quiet space for reading
    in your home and set aside time
    each day for reading.
  • Give books or gift certificates to
    bookstores as gifts.
  • Listen to audio books when
    traveling.
  • Don’t forget that reading should be
    fun, as well as educational, for all
    ages. Let your teen choose some
    lighter reading that isn’t required
    for school

About ajamison

Andrea Jamison is a self-published author, educator, and professional librarian with over 15 years of experience working in schools and libraries. She has experience working with students at the elementary, high school, and college level. This unique combination of experience gives her the foresight needed to help plan and implement innovative library services that are designed to help students throughout their academic pursuits.