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Welcome to the Montlake Library

For help on how on how to place a hold, how to place a hold watch this video on holds.

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How to Use the Seattle Public Library

Award Winners 2021

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  • The all inclusive  Children’s Notables lists the best children’s books of the year, including the awards listed below from the American Library Association.
  • The Newbery Award is given to the best contribution to children’s literature by an American author.
  • Sasquatch Books (grades 4-6, nominated for imaginative and fun books) 2020 Award Winner
  • The Caldecott Medal is given to a picture book.
  • The Pura Belpre Award is given to a Latinx author or illustrator.
  • The SF Notables list identifies the best science fiction for each year. The Golden Duck is for picture books, and the Eleanor Cameron goes to middle grades (4-7).
  • The Evergreen Award has added a list for middle school books.


Digital Citizenship

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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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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: ask Librarian

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