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    Curbside Checkout

    no longer on Thursdays!

    Curbside checkout will allow Montlake students to borrow books in a safe, socially distanced manner. 

    Students can request a curated bag of 4 books, or place a hold on 4 books in advance. Holds placed by midnight Tuesday will be ready Wednesday and for the next week. Holds placed by midnight Wednesday will be ready Thursday and for the next week.

    For help on how on how to place a hold, read this guide or watch this video on holds. Grab bags can be requested in this request form. 

    Email me with any questions,

    Award Winners

    Library News

    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. 

    Visit the ALA site to see the nominees for the 2021 Sasquatch award.

    The nominees for the Children's Choice picture book award can also be found on the WLA website.

    The Towner Award
    nominees for 2020 were chosen by WA State librarians and the nominees for next year will be posted as soon as the committee has finalized the list.

    K-2 students are encouraged to read the 6 books nominated for the early reader Otter Award. Visit the Otter Award page to find out which books have been nominated this year and dive into some summer reading.

    You can see what I've been reading 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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    Discover Page

    Library Catalog
    Online Student Resources

    MackinVia website for digital books

    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: Jodie Purcell
    Phone: 206-252-3313

    Library Hours

    Curbside Checkout

    3-5 PM

    First and Third Thursdays

    Helpful Links

    Kiddle a search engine for kids 

    National Online Safetyguides

    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