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    Summer Reading Suggestions from Seattle Public Library

    Stop by SPL to get a
    Blast Off to Space Summer of Learning Booklet!​

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    Middle School Summer Reading Lists


    What are YOU going to read this summer?

    Check out these Summer Reading Suggestions!

    May 5: The 2017-2018 Soda Float List is Here!

    Copies available in the library.

    Mummy Cat is the winner of the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award!

    Mummy Cat book cover

    This was the Thornton Creek top vote-getter too!

    May 16: Washington Childrens Choice Picture Book Award... the voting continues!

    WCCPBA voting

    April 10: Chess in the Library, thanks to Donors Choose Grant!


    February 2: Love is in the air!

    Valentines Display

    December 16: Beanbag chairs were delivered to the library. And it was pajama day! The two go hand-in-hand. 

    beanbag chairs

    December 1:

    Casework (temporary?) was installed recently.
    Some of it may be replaced (fit and edges are questionable) but this gives an idea of the shelving "look."

    library casework

    library casework fiction

    November 7: Some of the new OPACs/library catalog iPad units were installed. The catalog can be searched at wall mount iPads at various locations around the library. The brightness of the screen still needs to be adjusted.

    OPAC wall mount       Moving shelves

    Perimeter shelving was removed in preparation for new, taller shelving to be installed. 

    October 29: The Mary Cooper Library sign is installed!

    Mary Coper Library

    We also have a rug in the reading nook, though additional finish work is needed on the wood. We have been learning how to work in the space. It's cool!

    Reading Nook

    October 26: Book drop and display case appear complete! Kids enjoy sitting on the brightly colored, blocky tabourets.

    bench and windows            Display case 

    Bright colors

    October 6: Our library is looking a little spooky! Isaac B. made the bats!

    Halloween at the library

    In spring 2016, students shared memories of our old library space. The cards are on display in our library! Can you find yours?

    Old School Memories

    September 27: Window shade switches installed!

    shade switch    library shades to west

    September 17: Moving artwork signage created by Thornton Creek students. Thanks to Steve Hirt, the artist who created our Mary Cooper Library door and the school entry sign.

    moving the artwork

    September 14: Kids in our library--even if construction is not complete!

    new library with students

    We have a circulation desk! It's not finished, but it's progress!

    new circulation desk

    library circ area     library entrylibrary under construction  

    Past Links of the Moment, 2016-2017

    Find a poem for your pocket here (April 27).

    Adult community members:
    Come hear Poet and Poet Educator
    Thursday, March 9 at 6:30
    in the Commons.
    Janet is a well-known author and educator on the topic of poetry as a vehicle for teaching social justice. It will be an hour well- spent! Join us!

    Congratulations to the Knights of the Bookshelf! After a close In-School Global Reading Challenge, this team of 4th and 5th graders advances to the Semi-Final Round on March 6 at the Central Library (SPL).
    Thanks to Erica for a great Challenge!The Global Reading Challenge In-School Challenge is Tuesday, February 14!

    Best wishes to all our hardworking and dedicated teams! 

    The Chapter Champions
    The Book Peeps
    The Reading Rhinos
    Reading Royalty
    Knights of the Bookshelf
    Les Unicornes
    The Seattle Superstars
    The Page-Turning Peacocks

    Groundhog Day, February 2, 2017

    How often is Punxsutawney Phil correct? Click here to see a data analysis.

    Click on the photo to see the live stream of the groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

    January is Dental Awareness Month and February is Oral Hygiene Awarness Month. Try this Quiz about tooth care from the American Dental Association!

    Book It Theatre: Goin' Someplace Special January 19, 2017

    Hour of Code-- Celebrate Computer Science Education Week in our library with library sessions devoted to coding puzzles!

    Check out More of What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night!

    Check out the Dino Directory to find out more about the dinosaurs.

    5th Graders have been visiting Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight site to access interactive maps and graphics about the electoral map.

    Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert is a book with two stories. And a WCCPBA nominee! Read more about mummies at the British Museum.

    Black lives matter to Seattle.

    Looking for a book to open discussions of racial justice and inequality? Try one of these lists. Most of these books are available in the Mary Cooper Library.

    Hennepin County Library List

    Skokie Library List