Lincoln Public Library

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Monday Hours 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday Hours 9:00am - 8:30pm
Friday Hours 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday Hours 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Hours 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Books and More for Children


Anti-racism Resources

The Lincoln Public Library supports the American Library Association and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in condemning racism. We are committed to making the Children's/Young Adult Department a space that strives to be anti-racist, acknowledges injustices, and keeps the dialogue open about race.

Summer Reading 2022


Recommended Booklists and Resources:

Talking About Race With Kids (booklist curated by the Lincoln Public Library's Children's Librarians)

We Need Diverse Books Resources (resources from grassroots organization promoting literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young children.)

The Brown Bookshelf (website designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers)

Black Lives Matter Instructional Library

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices A collection of 12 episodes featuring promient Black celebrities and artists reading childrens's books from black authors. 

Community Links:

LPS Resources for Antiracist Learning and Action

Town of Lincoln Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-racism Initiative

WIDE Lincoln

bookmatch websiteFill out our Book Match form to receive personalized book recommendations for kids and teens! Or you can call us at 781-259-8465 x4 during our regular hours. We love getting your phone calls and can offer a "librarian's choice" book selection.

Our Favorite Booklists Onlinepile of books

Hennepin County Library KidLinks (general genre and grade lists)

James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead (general lists by age)

Horn Book Family Reading Blog (children's book recommendations and advice about sharing books in the home)

 Read Brightly (find great books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, and more.)

We Need Diverse Books Resources (resources from grassroots organization promoting literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young children.)

The Brown Bookshelf (website designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers)


Award Winners

Local Awards

Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Massachusetts' Children's Book Award

American Library Association (ALA Awards)

Newbery Medal Home Page 
Awarded to the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Medal Home Page
Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished contribution to American picture book for children.

Pura Belpre Book Award

Awarded annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates teh Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Geisel Award
Awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States. 

Coretta Scott King Book Award
Awarded annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Stonewall Book Award
Books are honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.

Schneider Family Book Award
Honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.


Series Books

Juvenile Series and Sequels (find a book in a series by author, book title, series title, or series subject)


Children's Media and Magazine Reviews

Parents' Choice (reviews of children's dvds, audio, magazines, apps, and more)

Common Sense Media (age recommendations and reviews of children's movies, television shows, games, apps, and more)

Getting a virtual library card

Minuteman Library Network ecard
Apply for a temporary MLN library card to access the Lincoln Library's online services. 

BPL ecard  If you don't have a current or valid Minuteman Library Network card, you can get an ecard from the Boston Public Library. It is available to anyone (over the age of 13) who lives, works, or studies in MA.  Once you sign up, you can begin using the BPL's e-resources immediately (including Hoopla and Libby!)

Free ebooks and audiobooks

Bookflix Digital literacy resources for students in grades PreK - 3

Hoopla offers ebooks, audiobooks, digital movies, music, and more. Download the hoopla app on your device and then go to the Kids Mode that offers kid-friendly content. 

Libby offers ebooks and audiobooks. Download the Libby app on your device.

AV2 World Languages With a simple click, readers can easily switch between English, Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Simplified Mandarin, Russian, & Spanish for many nonfiction titles.

Free Educational Video Streaming
Kanopy Kids Online streaming video service which highlights films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos.

Hoopla Click "Browse" Movies or Television for kids titles including many Weston Woods videos.

Mr. Rogers full length episodes Five full length original episodes added every Monday.


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