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    B.F. Day Library Purpose Statement

    The purpose of the BF Day library program is to cultivate a love of reading and learning; whether for pleasure or knowledge, and to provide our students with the skills and strategies needed to become self-reliant and critical users of information.

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    Library News: 

     Happy National Poetry Month!

    Calling all poets: share your talents!

    *Yes, we still want your wonderful poems! Since we won't be able to share them during assemblies or AM announcements at school, all poems submitted will be posted on our website. Illustrations welcome, of course ;-)

    Calling all B.F. Day Student Writers to Share poemsCapitalizing on all the wonderful work our WITS partners have done with BF Day teachers and students, we would like to invite our talented student writers to share poems with our school community during the month of April. 

    The theme of this year’s poetry celebration is empathy. 

    All students are welcome to participate. Poems can be sent to Mr. Hammer's e-mail address (below).

    Submission deadline: April 30

    Please send any questions or concerns to Mr. Hammer:

    *All due dates have been extended. Enjoy your books!

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    Lost or Damaged Materials 

    In the event that a library item has been lost or damaged beyond reasonable use, we ask that families PAY for the book or REPLACE it with a new or gently used copy. Most titles can be found at your favorite local bookstore or online vendor (e.g.

    We do our best to check the library shelves and talk with the student  prior to sending out a notice. Your support in helping your child return their library books so that others may enjoy them next year is essential and most appreciated. Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. As I tell my students, "working as a team we can solve the problem." Ken Hammer at:


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    Contact Information

    B.F. Day Librarian Reading To Students

    Librarian: Ken Hammer
    Phone: 206-252-6036

    Thursday & Friday:  Full Days
    Wed: 11:30 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

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    Check Out Our Library Instagram Page!

    Our library Instagram pagebfdaylibrary has reviews from our amazing and voracious readers. Does your kindergartner have a book they enjoyed? Is your 5th grader deeply invested in a new series? We want to hear about it! Whether it's a single sentence about why your kiddo recommends the book, or a full starred-review, this is a great way to share our love of reading with our fellow students. Send kid reviews to Happy reading!

    Parent Library Accts

    Yes, parents and guardians can create their own library accounts! Creating your own library account is a great way to support your child’s appetite for great books. Just stop by the library when Mr. Hammer is in to create yours.

    *SPS school libraries do not charge late fees for overdue books. 

    Summer Reading Suggestions List 2020
    Compiled by the Northeast Seattle Public School Librarians.