How You Can Help

We need books!

Do you have ideas for acquiring children’s books for our library? Call Kerri at 510.299.1956 or e-mail

Do you have books to donate? Books can be dropped off in the library or main office of Lincoln Elementary at 225 11th Street in Oakland, California. First contact Lincoln’s Librarian. (All genres are appreciated.)

Books can be ordered from Amazon and shipped directly to Lincoln Elementary. The shipping address is:

Lincoln Library, Lincoln Elementary
225 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

We are currently wanting multiple copies of each the following titles.
(As soon as we have enough of each title, the title will be pulled from this list.)

Book Whisperer (Donalyn Miller) *This is a book for Lincoln Elementary’s teachers.
Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
Doll Bones (Holly Black)Hope
Was Here (Joan Bauer)
Echo (Pam Munoz Ryan)
El Deafo (Cece Bell)
(Gary Paulsen)
Maniac Magee (Jerry Spinelli)
Bud, Not Buddy (Christopher Paul Curtis)
The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Derrick Barnes)
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life (Ashley Bryan)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Kate DiCamillo)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Kelly Barnhill)
, Universe (Erin Entrada Kelly)
The Inquisitors’ Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Adam Gidwitz)
Last Stop On Market Street (Matt de la Pena)
Way Home (Jason Reynolds)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
One Came Home (Amy Timberlake)
Paperboy (Vince Vawter)
Me Together (Renee Watson)
Roller Girl (Victoria Jamieson)Wolf Hollow (Lauren Wolk)
Splendors and Glooms (Laura Amy Schlitz)
Three Times Lucky (Sheila Turnage)
War that Saved My Life (Kimberly Brubaker Bradley)
The Year of Billy Miller (Kevin Henkes)

The following links provide ways to, financially, contribute to the expansion of the Lincoln Library.
Donor’s Choose

We need after-school volunteers to:
• Label and cover books.
• Shelve books.

We’d like to have the following miscellaneous things!
• A few large live ficus trees.
• Art supplies
• Someday… a wood floor.