Lincoln Middle School Learning Commons

522 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME 04103


MISSION

Our mission is to foster literacy and critical thinking skills, to support the curriculum, and to provide services and access to resources beyond the school walls. It is the goal of the learning common's staff to provide guidance and instruction in the accession, location, and utilization of information and to instill a love of reading in our students.

NEW IN THE LEARNING COMMONS

As our district has moved to remote learning, we librarians have been working to make sure students and teachers have access to quality eBooks and audiobooks and other teaching and research materials.

Check out the tabs above to access help for research projects, access to eBook and audiobook platforms, and research guides on a variety of topics.

New here is a weekly newsletter, Weekly Blast, with book talks and recommendations, cool sites to check out, and fun book-related activities.

Ms. Rooks misses you and wants to stay connected! Our school's book club and SAGA group (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance) are up and running remotely via Google Classroom. New members are always welcome....send an email if you are interested in joining (see address below).


Portland Public School Libraries are partnering with the non-profit, "I'm Your Neighbor", to identify, collect, and promote children's books featuring New Arrivals and New Americans to build a stronger culture of Welcoming and Belonging.

Our school libraries are the first in the country to have a specific genre stickers for these titles, making them easy for students and teachers to identify!

Our libraries are also now home to Welcoming Libraries, a collection of books that encourage conversations around immigration.

Meg Rooks

Library/Media Specialist

rooksm@portlandschools.org