Every Monday at lunch in the library come join us for a convo about books! Talk about your favs, your current reads, your least favs, or anything about books. A lovely group building a community around the love of reading The meeting is run by students for students. All books and discussions decided by students.
Current group read: The Boy, His Dog, and the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher. A fantastic dystopian novel, with adventure, danger, and heart. Zoom meeting with author coming soon!
The book fair is back!! Shorewood Library and Secret Garden Books is sponsoring a book fair in the library NEXT WEEK Dec 12-14th.
Also joins us for the Book Swap! Think Secret Santa but without buying anything and with books!
Monday-Friday 7:30-3:00 | Wednesday 7:30-1:30
Tuesday during SAS | Wednesday 1:00-1:30
Clubs in the Library
Monday - Book Club | Lunch | Library Conference Room
Monday - East African Club | Lunch | Library Classroom
Tuesday - Chess Club | Lunch | Library Classroom
Tuesday - BSU| Black Box Theater
Thursday- Creative Writing Club | SAS | Library Classroom
Thursday - Film Club |Lunch | Library Classroom
Friday - Scuffle Club | Lunch | Library Classroom
Databases: Gale, SCC Online, ABC-CLIO
Google Login: firstlastinitialstudentIDemail@example.com; Google Password
Databases (Proquest, Hoopla, NYTimes), ebooks, audiobooks
LOGIN - Username/ Library Card #: 412 + Your Student ID#
Password/ Pin: Last 4 digits of student ID
World & American History/ Religion Databases
LOGIN - Visit Classlink, find the icon
Imports to Noodletools
Online Citation Database (Find Icon on Classlink, Library folder)
LOGIN - Google email and password
- Menu of Services
- Checkout Policies
- Technology Use and Responsibilities
- How to Log In to KCLS
- How to Log In to Google From Home
- District Library Materials Selection Policy
- Literature & Reading
- Safe Space: The library can be your safe space. Either for a quiet place to work or a space to connect. We have a puzzle table, chess, game library, legos, tables, chargers, and comfy chairs waiting for you.
(Menu Inspired by Erin O'Connor, Librarian at Kellogg MS)
- Literature & Reading
The library can be your classroom! Need more space for a lesson or for students to work on projects? Contact us to schedule a time
- Find you a great read! What's the next mystery, romance?
- Gather media and books focused on classroom projects
- Attend an author event
- Join a book club, film club, write a book review for our Rainbow Library
- Book Talks, during a class, come in and hear the latest
- Book Request. See a book on social? I can get it.
- Participate in story contests, book bingo, summer reading
- Need help printing, formatting that document, editing?
- Teach and support online databases; KCLS, Canvas, Classlink
- Need help finding that resource? We've got you
- Citation, bibliography
- Curate book lists around theme, units, or topic
- Gather media and books focused on classroom curriculum
- Organize, and host video author and speakers
- Assist and participate with book clubs, literature circles
- Book Talks - could be a regular time slot or random
- Purchase materials, or help with grants for books / materials to support classroom themes and curriculum
- Instructional technology - finding and assisting in using new tech tools
- Teach and support online databases, ebooks, resources
- PD either by department or whole school
- Instruction on online databases, print resources, etc.
- Information literacy
- Digital Citizenship
- Help design and co-teach research skills or resource specific
Books lost or damaged must be paid for or replaced before the end of the school year. Library staff will notify the guardian and student via email, and put a plan into place about reimbursement or replacement.
- Lost or damaged books can be paid for OR replaced by bringing in a copy of the book OR bring in a similar book.
- Shorewood has an open library policy, meaning students can come to the library at anytime during the week to renew, check out, return books, to read, or work on projects.
- Check-Out Limits:
- The number of books per student can change for certain circumstances (ie-classroom projects, avid reader)
- Check with front desk with your Student ID Card or just your #.
- Books are due after 3 weeks, but may be renewed as many times as they need, unless the book is needed by another student.
- All Students may have up to 7 books checked out at a time
- All students are welcome from 7:30-3:00 (Wednesday 7:30-1:30) into the library daily.
- The number of books per student can change for certain circumstances (ie-classroom projects, avid reader)
Expectations for Using District Technology
At the start of each year, students submit an Individual User Access Informed Consent and Release Form (en español) that is signed by both the student and parent. The form details the expectations for student use of technology and lists the violations that would result in a student losing access to district provided technology.
Our school district uses filtering technology to keep our students safe when using online resources.
Chromebooks and School Google Accounts
Students in grades 2-5 use Chromebooks to access district curriculum as well as school Google accounts and internet resources. View the presentation on the Care and Responsible Use of Chromebooks and Google Accounts
Shoreline School District's Digital Citizenship Curriculum
It takes a team effort to teach our students the necessary internet skills and awareness they will need to succeed and stay safe online. Teacher-Librarians, classroom teachers, and our district's Technology Specialists work together to teach our students how to use technology effectively and responsibly. Through Library and classroom based lessons, students are taught how to access, evaluate, read, cite, create, and share electronic resources. At the same time, they are learning to be safe, responsible, and informed users of online information. Over the years, as students participate in new learning activities and review previously learned concepts, students develop an ever-expanding understanding of digital media and internet safety.
We believe that students, staff, and parents can work together to keep ourselves informed and safe as our digital age continues to create new opportunities and challenges.
The Shoreline School district has approved the use of Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Curriculum for teaching internet skills and awareness to students in grades 1-5. The curriculum covers many issues, including how to respond to cyberbullying.
Parent Resources From Common Sense Media
- Parent Concerns and Internet Safety
- Parenting Tips
- Parenting, Media and Everything In-Between
- Common Sense Media Reviews – Read ratings and age recommendations for movies, games, apps, websites, television shows, books, and music
Tweens, Teens, Cell Phones, and Social Media - Parents and students often discuss the use of cell phones and social media in elementary school. Legally, the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act" states that children under the age of 13 are not allowed to sign up for social media accounts. Examples: Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
The following information was shared with families by Einstein Middle School. The guidelines shared are also helpful in elementary school. Families, we need your help. Social media can be a tricky beast for our young people to navigate. Please take a minute to consider these suggestions to help your teen/tween develop healthy phone habits and online activities.
- Check phones in at a specific time and in a central place – with the adults! – each night.
- Regularly talk with your child about what’s happening online. Have them show you their accounts on their own devices. Talk about things they see, questions they have, any concerns going on.
- Lots of parents turn off data during the day – great idea!
- If your family’s policy is to not have any social media until a specific age – stand strong! We have lots of kids who don’t have any social media until at least 8th grade and often into high school.
- Remind your student that the rule at school is “off and away until the end of the day.” Please know that your student can always ask to give you a call or turn on their phone to shoot you a quick text. But they are put in an awkward situation when you expect them to answer text messages from you when their phone is actually supposed to be turned off.
- Please continue to reinforce the need to report concerns they have.
King County Library System (KCLS) offers K-12 students in the KCLS service area a student account. It is a special kind of library account. It uses a student’s school ID number instead of a physical library card. Student accounts provide full access to:
Databases for research and homework help such as:
Mango (Language Learning)
History Study Center
eBooks, Audiobooks, and downloadable material
Student accounts do not allow students to:
Check out physical materials from libraries
Use public computers inside the library
Print from library printers
Once logged into a student’s Shoreline SD Chrome account, go to the Shoreline Bookmark Bar and select King County Library System
From here, a student decides what kind of resource they want to use: eBook/audiobook or Database
If a student wants to look at a database, select the Database icon.
Find and click on the Database
Look for the library card icon next to the database title that requires a login using the student’s library card number and pin**
Enter student’s library card number: 412 + student ID
Enter Pin: last 4 digits of student ID
If a student wants to borrow an eBook or Audiobook, select the icon
Search for the kind of book (Ebook or Audiobook) and check availability
Enter student’s library card number: 412 + student ID** (example - 4120981234)
Enter Pin: last 4 digits of student ID** (example 1234)
**Once logged in to a resource, a student can save the username & pin so they won’t have to enter it each time.
Create an SSD Chrome Profile on a Non-District Device
This is a step by step guide to add a Shoreline School District Google profile to a home device. From there, students can access the ClassLink Portal and district resources. This can be done on any device: tablet, phone, or personal computer. Please contact your teacher, school librarian, or tech office (middle/high schools) for additional support.
Open your browser
(Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc). Chrome is best for Google Apps.
Go to www.google.com and check in the upper right hand of your screen to see if other family members already have Chrome profiles created. Depending on if it is a shared computer, sign other users out or add an account. This is a great family discussion to decide if multiple Google Chrome user profiles will be set up on the same computer.
To sign in, enter your district Google address. Get this information from your teacher. Double-check spelling.
(first initial + last initial + 7 digit student firstname.lastname@example.org)
Example: email@example.com or mb1001234
A Shoreline Public Schools login box will pop up.
Enter your district username. It is the first part of your email address to the left of the @ symbol.
Example: username: mb0991234 or mb1001234
**The password students use to log in to their school Chromebook is the same one they log in to their Google Chrome profile.
In some classes and grade levels, students have changed their password and it's the default password. If they don’t remember, please ask their teacher or librarian.
Make sure to click, “Sync Data” so the Shoreline Bookmarks will pop up in the Bookmark Bar.
Once you are signed in, go to Shoreline Bookmarks and scroll down to the ClassLink Portal.
When logging in to ClassLink, please click on the “Sign in with Google” tab.
Students will now have access to their Google Drive and ClassLink plus district resources including all the district curriculum.
All school librarians follow the Shoreline School District board Policy #2021 when selecting material for our school libraries.
A. Library Collection Development
This procedure guides teacher-librarians and informs the community about the process for selecting, acquiring, evaluating and maintaining library materials. The objective of each school library media program is to implement, support and enrich the educational program of the district.
To best meet the unique needs of each school, the district will strive to create a library collection based upon an assessment of student and staff needs. This will be accomplished by:
Providing resource materials, both curricular and personal for students and faculty;
Providing materials that meet the interest, vocabulary, maturity, and ability levels of all students;
Fostering reading as a lifelong activity through pleasurable exposure to printed and digital materials; and
Including materials in the collection because of their academic, literary and/or artistic value and merit.
B. Library Materials and Electronic Resources
Library materials or digital services are those items accessible through the library media center program, which provide support for an area of the curriculum, information for independent study, or resources for enrichment and recreational interest. Electronic resources include access to electronic documents, databases and websites.
C. Suggestions for Acquisition
Suggestions for acquisition or electronic resources may originate from students, parents, community members and teachers. Library/media staff will weigh requests, evaluate materials and select those which fulfill the needs of the instructional program. Teacher-Librarians in each school determine final selections.
1. The teacher-librarian may use professional reviewing materials, and the judgment of teachers, principals, and teacher-librarian peer to aid in the selection process. Professional reviewing materials include:
a. Current reviews–Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Hornbook, English Journal, Choice, and other professional and commercial periodicals that review materials objectively.
Book Collection series, Bowker’s Best Books for Children,AAAS
Science Book List for Young Adults; materials suggested by the National Councils of Teachers of English and Social Studies; and other professional publications which evaluate material.
2. All items selected for placement in the school library will meet one or more of the following criteria:
Support and be consistent with the general educational goals of the State of Washington and Shoreline School District and the aims and objectives of individual schools and specific courses.
Support and be consistent with school library media and information literacy standards established by the American Association of School Librarians as well as content area standards established by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington.
Meet high standards of quality in factual content and presentation.
Contain appropriate subject matter for the age, emotional development, ability level, learning styles, and social development of the students for whom they are selected.
Serve the intended purpose, in both physical form and appearance for library materials.
Help students gain an awareness of our pluralistic society.
Motivate students and staff to examine their own duties, responsibilities, rights, and privileges as participating citizens in our society, and to make informed judgments in their daily lives.
Withstand scrutiny based on their strengths rather than rejected for their weakness.
Clarify historical and contemporary forces by presenting and analyzing intergroup tension and conflict objectively, placing emphasis on recognizing and understanding social and economic problems.
Materials donated to the school library will be accepted or declined in accordance with the criteria applied to the purchase of materials.
F. Collection Assessment
De-selection (weeding) of outdated and damaged materials is a natural part of the library’s life cycle and maintenance of the quality and integrity of the collection. The teacher-librarian will evaluate the library collection on a continuing basis in order to assure that the collection meets the mission statement and goals of the Shoreline School District.
G. Considerations for De-selection
Currency–The subject matter is out of date or no longer relevant to the instructional program
Physical Condition–Item is worn, soiled, missing pages, antiquated in appearance or unattractive;
Not circulating for a reasonable amount of time;
Superseded by newer editions;
Perpetuates cultural, ethnic, or sexual stereotypes;
Inappropriate reading level; or
Unneeded duplication of materials.