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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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    BF Day Library News                                               

    June 11, 2021                                                             

    Celebrate Summer with Pride!

    June brings two reasons for celebration: the beginning of summer and an  opportunity to celebrate our LGBTQ+ staff, students, and families!

    Here are a few links to some great books and resources for learning and celebrating Pride Month:

    It’s time to return all BF Day Library books:

    100% remote students: you’re welcome to return books to our black & yellow return bin just inside the North entrance doors. If the doors are locked, just ring our doorbell and the doors will be unlocked for you.

    In-person students: can return books to the North entrance return bin or to their teacher.

    Vote for your favorite 2021 WA book award nominees!:

    Tuesday, June 15 will be the last day for BF Day students to submit their votes for this year’s WA state book awards. Any student who has read  two or more books on each list, and hasn’t already voted, is welcome to submit their vote by clicking on the links below to access our online BF Day voting ballots.

    K-3 students have been enjoying titles from the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book (WCCPBA) list and the OTTER award list .

    4-5th students have been enjoying titles from this year’s OTTER and Sasquatch award list.

    *Students in K-1st grade classes may have already voted w/their teacher or Mr. Hammer.


    Good to Know:

    • Following state health and safety guidelines, there is no longer a quarantine period for library books or other items, as they are considered very low risk.

      Students are still encouraged to wash hands before and after using books and other item in classrooms and libraries.

    • No students are allowed in the library at this time, unless accompanied by authorized adult or SPS staff.


    Summer Reading for K – 6: 

    Five-star recommendations for summer reading adventures, listed by grade-level. Courtesy of SPS librarians. Enjoy!



    How To Place a Hold: Video & PDF directions -- 

    Chinese, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese translations recently added  (remember to book mark this link😉)

    Library Link: you already have your own account!

    Enjoy free access to carefully curated collections of e-books, animated picture books and non-fiction, as well as movies, graphic novels, research databases and much more.

    Library Link is a partnership between The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Public Schools. It gives all K -12 students, teachers and staff access to SPL's vast collection of online resources and books using their SPS student or teacher ID numbers -- all SPS students and staff already have accounts created for them., You don't need a SPL library card/account.

    Learn all about the wonders of Library Link

    *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 cani 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

    Days/Hours (TBD)

    Library Catalog (Classic)

    Destiny Discover Catalog

    Online Student Resources

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    Check Out Our Library Instagram Page!

    Our library Instagram page bfdaylibrary 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
    Suggestion List 2020

    Compiled by the Northeast Seattle Public School Librarians.