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    Style logoThis week we welcome the Bushwick Book Club to the library. Students will work with the Style team to create original music based on literature. It's going to be a wonderful week of creativity - ask your student to tell you more! Songs will be posted to the Style website - follow this link, then scroll down to the Montlake section and click on the link for your class. Enjoy!

    resource iconThe younger students will be using some online resources during their library time nextbook cover week. Students will use Britannica to find out more about the animals featured in Julia Donaldson's The Ugly Five. If you want to explore Britannica at home, choose the online resources link - the username is studentsps and the password is access. It's a great resource with many features that will keep your child engaged.

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    Ms. Binkow shared a great resource with me and it deserves a place on the library page! It's the website Story Time From Space where real astronauts read books aloud to be shared with children on earth! Visit the website to watch a story video and find out so much more about life on a space station. 

    The Sasquatch award will be chosen in the spring (visit the ALA site to see the nominees for this year.) I just finished reading the 12th book on the list, so I'm ready to get back to our Friday lunch time book groups! 

    Our K-2 students will be enjoying the nominees for the Children's Choice picture book award in weekly read alouds. Take a look at this year's nominees at the WLA website.

    The Towner Award
    nominees for 2020 were chosen by WA State librarians and I'm excited to share the 10 books with our students. These informational texts are sure to offer something of interest to everyone.

    K-2 students are encouraged to read the 6 books nominated for the early reader Otter Award. Congratulations to Sayde and Clara from room 9, who are the first to see their names up on the Wall of Fame!  Visit the Otter Award page to find out which books have been nominated this year and ask your student to bring home the challenge sheet.  

       ​Here are some of my recent reads. Click on the book cover if you'd like to read a review and then maybe you could check it out from our library. Happy Reading!   

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    You can see more book suggestions if you follow me on Instagram, where I post pictures of books @ Wolfpackbookbag. 

    book cover  Have you read the Rebel Girls books? Well there is now a podcast where you can listen to stories about amazing women. Follow this link and find out what else is on offer on the Rebel Girls Boundless website.


     digital citizen logoDigital Citizenship

    Montlake students are digital natives and our job is to help them navigate that world in a safe and responsible way. “Digital citizens recognize and value the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they engage in safe, legal and ethical behavior. The Washington State Technology Standards outline detailed ways to teach digital citizenship to our students. This year I'll be collaborating with classroom teachers to weave technology needs into library classes.

    Volunteer Information:

    Volunteers keep our program going. In order to provide students with the highest quality of educational experiences it is necessary to rely on volunteers to support some of the ongoing non-student contact tasks like shelving of titles. If you are interested in attending and assisting in the library while your child is (or isn't) present contact Vivian van Gelder, our Montlake Volunteer Coordinator, 

    Volunteer opportunities include shelving, check in/out, book repair, special projects! Thank you for your support.

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    Library Catalog
    Online Student Resources

    Make use of a wide range of SPS supported resources by logging in via the Student Portal. Once a student has logged in using their unique username and password, they have access to many of the resources without the need to log in again.

    Any sites that do​ require an additional log in, use the following:

    username: seattlesps
    password: access

    Contact Info

    Librarian: Donna Rueth
    Phone: 206-252-3313

    If you would like to donate a book to the library, visit the wish list and thank you so much for your support. 

    Library Hours

    Monday, Tuesday and Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    Wednesday 8:00 - 1:15

    Helpful Links

    Kiddle a search engine for kids 

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    Seattle Public Library

    Indigo's Bookshelf
    We Need Diverse Books
    Disability in Kidlit
    Kirkus Reviews
    A Mighty Girl
    Rebel Girls Boundless
    Latinxs in Kid Lit
    American Indian Children's Literature
    Lee & Low Books
    Book Dragon: Books for the multicultural reader
    The Nonfiction Minute