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    Summer Reading:

    Bibliophile Book Bingo Cliparts - Cliparts Zone!

    We are excited to continue our love of reading over the summer!  All students have received "Bibliophile Bingo", a game sheet of fun, simple activities designed to encourage reading anytime, anywhere!  Students completing any # of boxes return the form in the fall to participate in our first ever Stevens Bibliophile Bingo Bash and receive a free book pick.  Students completing all 25 boxes receive an EXTRA surprise!

    Seattle Library (@SPLBuzz) | Twitter SPL's Summer of Learning

    Visit Seattle Public Library's Summer of Learning page to participate in their 102nd year of summer youth programs (WOW!), various activities and opportunities to encourage the love of reading, engage in our community and support our fantastic city libraries.  This year's theme: What's Your Story? 

    Watch this short video to learn more: 2021 Summer Learning: What's Your Story?

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    Ask Us | The Seattle Public Library eBooks & Booklists

    The Seattle Public Library has many recommended reading lists, with some titles available as eBooks and AudioBooks.  With Library Link, students have access to all of these books! Visit SPL's Library Link to learn more.  Need help? Just ask! tkkamila@seattleschools.org

    Highlighted SPL (& other) reading lists:    Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | San Mateo County Libraries

    Going into 1st Grade

    Going into 2nd Grade

    Going into 3rd Grade

    Going into 4th Grade

    Going into 5th Grade

    The Kid Activist's Bookshelf

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Books for Kids

     **also check out kiBooka, a website highlighting kids' books by Korean-American authors and Asians, Everyday, a picture book list curated by author Grace Lin

    LGBTQ Picture Books

    Talking With Kids About Race and Racism

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    Looking for more book ideas to share with your family?

    Check out the Stevens Library Collections to view various recommended reading lists including Stevens Staff picks, Biographies, Social Justice titles & Girl Power selections.  These collections are growing every month as we begin efforts to organize our material by genre and add more books to our library.  Visit our Book Award Nominees page for further recommendations, including lists of present and past award nominees, including the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award.  Remember, “You are NEVER too old for a good picture book!”

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    Our first ever on-line Book Fair was a huge success!  A sincere thank you to the PTA for their generous offer to purchase one book for each interested student.  Our combined order raised $732 dollars for NEW LIBRARY BOOKS including 2022 award nominees, books featuring underrepresented characters and stunning new picture books (most selections are combination of those features).

    Thank you for helping all (and future) Stevens students access current, intriguing literature that reflects our interests, our stories and our voices.

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    The Stevens Library strives to be a place of refuge, comfort and inclusion. The right book can be a temporary and welcome escape from the doldrums and/or worries of today. Know that much time is being devoted to building and refining our collection to ensure our library is a source of different voices, stories and interests.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Used, New, and Out of Print Books - We Buy and Sell - Powell's Books  Want to help us grow our collection?

    Visit our Stevens Library Powell's Wishlist! Most of these selections have been requested by the students and are good-condition USED copies, in line with our GTCC (Green Team Climate Change!) school-wide goals to Reduce & Reuse. Also included on our list are book award nominees, favorite authors and favorite series. Thank you for your consideration!


    Wow! Look at all our books! picture books – Richfield Springs Public Library 

    UPDATE:  As the year closes, we look REALLY look forward to a busy, active, engaging time next year in the library.  Feel free to continue to browse our selections, collections and recommendations via the Stevens Library Catalog (Destiny).  While library materials will not be checked out over the summer, we do plan to continue the option of placing "holds" on material next school year.  To familiarize yourself and your student with that process, follow the instructions listed under "Announcements" on the catalog home page or click on the following link for video instructions:   https://spark.adobe.com/video/wyIQFFMERrNvM


    The Bibliophile Riffraff Book Club will return!Free Book Group Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart  Library

    Thank you to the students & Ms. Andrew for participating in two heartwarming, engaging book club sessions this spring.  We return in the fall, hoping to offer simultaneous sessions targeting different genres and age ranges. To learn more about our groups this spring, please visit our Bibliophile Riffraff Book Club page.


    Purpose Statement

    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.


     

    Volunteer Opportunities

    It takes many busy hands to run a library!  Please check back in the fall when we (hopefully) transition back to full-time in-person instruction for opportunities to help us ensure our students and community have the resources they need and desire.

    Spotlight Books

    (each title available thru the Stevens Library Catalog)

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    Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the WorldBan This Book: A NovelWe Are Water Protectors

    Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashely Herring Blake.  As a tornado rips thru their town, the home of twelve year old Ivy is destroyed and her notebook containing pictures of girls holding hands goes missing.  As her family becomes more distracted with their living situation, Ivy’s notebook pictures begin appearing in her locker with encouragement to share and talk with others.  Ivy contemplate her feelings and struggles to relate to those around her as their actions, though well-meaning, are not helpful, even a bit destructive.  A book about trust, understanding, honesty, friendship, family & love.  For mature readers.

    Ban This Book by Alan Gratz. When fourth grader Anne favorite book in the whole world (From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler – read it!) is banned from the school library, usually soft-spoken, go-with-the-flow Anne quietly fights back with her BBLL (Banned Books Locker Library).  A great read about choice, access, censorship, persistence and the effect (good and bad) one person’s action can have on all of those.  A likely future Stevens Book Club choice – imagine the discussions!  A most meaningful book for this teacher-librarian AND mom.

    Dreamers by Yuyi Morales.  The 2019 Pura Belpre Award Winner (best picture book celebrating Latinx culture) but oh, so much more.  A retelling of the author’s experience as she and her young son discover and build their lives as immigrants with the help of the public libraries of San Francisco.  This book was lovingly shared at a STARS assembly by a former Stevens student and the response was heartwarming. I get all verklempt just writing about it . . .Definitely an author and illustrator to know, explore and cherish.

    We are Water Protectors  written by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade.  The 2021 Caldecott award winner is a loving tribute to the indigenous-led movements across North America to safeguard the Earth's water supply.  With poetic text and symbolism, stunning, vivid & inspirational watercolor illlustrations and a strong, young heroine, this is a book for the Earth Warrior in us all. (note: this book is on-order and should be available thru our catalog by mid-May).


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