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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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    Correction: Starting in January, Curbside Checkout will be on 2nd & 4th Fridays from 2:00-4:00. Additional times may be added as needed.

    *Books placed on hold may also be picked up from our school office between 9:00-3:30 M-F, if you're unable to make it to one of our curbside checkout times.

    BF Day curbside checkout now includes on-the-spot checkout for grades K-5! Selected books will be on display for students and families to choose from -- no holds necessary.

    We also have portable pop-up shelters, so we can offer on-the-spot checkout rain or shine 😊.

    *Pick-up times may change. Please check your "Holds Ready" notice for updated times.

    What: BF Day Library books will be available for pick-up by students/families who have received “Your hold is Ready” notices. Selected books will also be available for "on-the-spot" checkout – please bring a waterproof bag or backpack in case of rain.

    Where: In front of school, outside the North entrance, near Mr. Jaskot's office.

    When: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 2:00-4:00

    Who: all K – 5th grade students and families.

    How: Families may pull up to curb and stay in car (for holds only or families w/special health needs) or walk up. If no staff/volunteers are present, please ring our doorbell or call the library: 206-252-6036. 

    Please remember to practice social distancing and wear a mask. 😷

    Volunteers Needed! Please contact Mr. Hammer if you’re able to help this week or in the future.

    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 here:

    *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:

    Library Highlights

    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 Resource

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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.