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    We Love Books!

    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.

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

    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!

     

    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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    We did it!  Our latest Donors Choose project, Bibliophiles Flip for Favorites! has been funded and over 50 new books are on their way to the library!  Thank you Donors, yet again, for your encouragement, enthusiasm and efforts to help us build a library for all!

     Please click on Bibliophiles Flip for Favorites! to learn more about this project, as well as other funded projects.

    Past projects have brought a multitude of materials to our space including flexible seating, stools, new bookshelves and funds to continue our Junior Library Guild Biography, Science and General Nonfiction subscriptions. 


    Stevens Stoop Service! CURBSIDE PICKUP – The Free Library of New Hope and Solebury      

    Students may place library book holds on-line via the Stevens Library Catalog (Destiny). 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

    Ms. Kamila will send you an e-mail the following Monday if your holds are available for Tuesday pick-up.  

    Next pick-up dates: Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16      Curbside Hold Pickup | The City of Tualatin Oregon Official Website

    • Pick-up/return books 3:30-4:30pm every scheduled Tuesday
    • Students may hold up to 5 books each period, with a limit of two graphic novels and/or series books per period (due to inventory)
    • Holds must be placed by the preceding Monday @ 3 pm
    • Ready holds expire within two "Stoop Sessions"; books not picked up by the second available session will be reshelved**

    ** For those unable to pick-up, we do offer limited delivery service!  Please contact Tanya Kamila tkkamila@seattleschools.org for more information.

    During pick-up please remember the following:

    • All visitors must wear a mask.  No mask, no pick-up!
    • Please be mindful of social distancing & minimize visiting while on-site.
    • One family at pick-up table at a time.
    • Please note: the playground is not available for play at this time.
    • Materials are quarantined for one week upon return.


    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 when we begin to transition back to 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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    Nowhere BoyPaper WishesMia Mayhem Is a Superhero!

    Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh.  A thrilling story of a young boy, Ahmed who finds himself alone and penniless in Brussels after fleeing Syria. A clever subplot is woven in tying a bit of World War II history into Ahmed's fate.  A must read for historical adventure fiction lovers!

    Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban.  The story of 10 year-old Manami and her family's forced evacuation from Bainbridge Island to the Manzanar internment camp in California.  A beautiful telling from the child's point of view, including the deep despair that remains after her dog is ripped away from her and left on the train platform. Depsite such a sad premise, it's a story about love and persistence.

    Mia Mayhem series by Kara West.  At eight years old, Mia Macarooney is ecstatic to learn that she comes from a family of superheroes AND has been accepted into the Program for in-Training Superheroes (the PITS).  Who can resist a superhero who's also kind of klutz and causes trouble whereever she goes?! An 8 book series!

    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

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    American Library Association (ALA) 2021 Book Awards

    LGBTQ Picture Books

    Talking With Kids About Race and Racism

    Fantasy Fiction for Kids

     

    Contact Info

    Tanya Kamila
    Teacher-Librarian
    206-252-3438
    tkkamila@seattleschools.org


    Stevens Elementary
    1242 18th Avenue E
    Seattle, WA  98112
    206-252-3400


    Hours
    8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (TWTh)


    Resources

    Stevens Library Catalog
    Online Student Resources
    Laptop/iPad Information & Support
    Library Link (SPL/SPS)