The mission of the Stevens Library is to spark a life-long love of reading, to nurture curiosity through inquiry and exploration, and to help develop the critical thinking skills necessary to ensure that all students are capable users of information and ideas.
Global Reading Challenge
During the first week of November, fourth and fifth grade students were invited to participate in the Global Reading Challenge. This challenge is the brain-child of Mary Palmer, a Seattle Public Librarian. Teams, consisting of seven students, collaboratively read ten books. Teams compete to answer questions about the books. This year there will be a school level completion on Tuesday, February 7th. The team who answers the most questions correctly will advance to the semi-finals at the Downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library on Tuesday, March 7th.
We have seven teams (49 students) all working to read and remember the ten Global Reading Challenge titles. Want to find out more? Check out the Seattle Public Library website or stop by the Stevens Library during lunch on Wednesdays!
Stevens has participated in this program for the last 14 years. It is a wonderful opportunity for students work with their peers, read some excellent books and have a lot of fun!
Book-It Theatre will be returning to Stevens on Wednesday, March 22, to perform, Going Some Place Special, by Patricia McKissack. Please mark your calendar. You won't want to miss this!
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Contest
Stevens Million Words Challenge
Are you ready for a challenge?
All members of the Stevens Community are encouraged to participate in the Read-a-Million-Words Challenge this school year.
How long will it take you to read one million words? How will you know when you reach one million? Stop by the Stevens Library and pick up a reading log. As you finish a book enter the information on the log.
Download the Read A Million Words LOG
It takes a community to staff a library! There are many opportunities to choose from:
Please stop by if you are interested in joining the team!