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Welcome Back

A Note from our new Librarian Mrs. Papineau

Greetings B.F Day Readers!

We had an amazing turnout at our 1,000 Minutes of Reading Celebration. Congratulations to all our amazing readers!

Students have begun checking books out to bring home. A reminder to handle our books with clean hands, keep books away from pets/babies, keep books away from liquids (including Seattle rain), and return books on time. Books may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed if students would like more time with them.

Students have a rotating library schedule. Please check with your classroom teacher regarding which day(s) your child has library.

About our B.F. Day Library

The purpose of the B.F. 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.

How to Place a Book on Hold

Video and PDF instructions for placing a book hold

Chinese, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese translations recently added (remember to bookmark 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

Lost or Damaged Materials

Stack of Books

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.

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.

B.F. Day Library on Instagram

Check out our Library Instagram page!

Our library Instagram page B.F. Day library Instagram page 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 TBA. Happy reading!

Parent Library Accounts

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