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    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 | April 2019

    Introducing the 2018-19 Sasquottowner Reading Challenge!
    This year at BF Day, we’re combining three awards categories, the Sasquatch, Towner and OTTER awards, into one hybrid reading challenge for all 3 – 5th grade students. (Links & descriptions of the three awards are below).

    Students are invited to read eight or more books from any of the nominee lists -- many students have already read quite a few! *4-5th graders must read at least one title from the Sasquatch list.

    There are Sasquottner Reading Challenge forms available in the library for students to track and review books they’ve read. Students will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Sasquatch/OTTER books.

    Ice Cream Cone
    We will wrap up the challenge with a celebration

     and ice cream party for all qualifying
    participants in June!



    Three NW Children’s Book Awards

    Otter Awards (Our Time To Enjoy Reading) is a newer awards program aimed at middle-readers. Students have been introduced to the titles in the library and have been encouraged to read them, along w/this year’s Sasquatch Award titles.

    The Sasquatch Award Sponsored by the Washington Library Media Association, is given to a chapter book, sometimes non-fiction or graphic novel, written for grades 4 through 6. At BF Day, students in grades 4 & 5 are introduced to the twelve nominees in the fall, encouraged to read them and then vote for their favorites in the spring. The Seattle Public Library supports this program as well. Visit the Washington Library Association website for more information.

    The Towner Award The Towner Award is named after Bill Towner, longtime Seattle librarian and mentor to dozens of librarians. Bill was an outstanding teacher-librarian who worked with thousands of students from all backgrounds and taught all of them his love of literature. Nominees for this award are non-fiction titles selected by librarians across Washington state and are aimed at students in grades 2-6. Visit the Washington Library Association website for more details.

    Resources

    Library Catalog
    Online Student Resources

    Contact Information

    Librarian: Ken Hammer
    kahammer@seattleschools.org
    Phone: 206-252-6036

    Days/Hours:

    Mon,Tues & Thurs
    8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
    Wed: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Stack of BooksLost 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. Amazon.com).

    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." The best way to reach me is email: kahammer@seattleschools.org
    Thank you! Ken Hammer
    Librarian