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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         

     Curbside Checkout: new day & time

    Starting April 21 curbside checkout will be on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    Keeping the health and safety of all BF Day students and families in mind, we are moving our Curbside Checkout to 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00. Avoiding days when in-person classes are in session will help ensure that we all stay safe and healthy.

    All students and families are welcome to either pick up books placed on hold or select from books on tables or carts. 100% remote learners especially welcome!

    • All books placed on hold and not picked up at curbside checkout will be available for pick-up from the school office afterward. Our office is open 8:00-4:00 M-F.
    • Free donated books table: thanks to the generosity of BF Day friends and families, we’ve added a selection of gently used children’s books available during CC. All books will be quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks before being offered to families.

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

    Returning books? Look for the black and yellow return bin just inside the North entrance doors.

    *Volunteers Needed! If you’d like to help make great books available to our students or have any questions, please contact Mr. Hammer:

    • All books placed on hold and not picked up at curbside checkout will be available for pick-up from the school office. Our office is open 8:00-4:00 M-F.
    • Free donated books table: thanks to the generosity of BF Day friends and families, we’ve added a selection of gently used children’s books available during CC. All books will be quarantined for a minimum of 2 weeks before being offered to families.


    Global Reading Challenge update: 

    We have a winner! After twenty one questions and a tie-breaker round, The Ultimate Bookworms emerged as our winning team in this year’s remote in-school challenge and will have the opportunity to represent BF Day in the semi-final round. *Correction: Our semi-final round will take place Friday, April 2, not April 9. 

    All GRC team members will receive prizes and certificates for their participation this year. Further details coming soon.

    Members of The Ultimate Bookworms are invited to a "working lunch" Thursdays,  11:15-11:50 to prepare for the semi-final round. 

    The Ultimate Bookworms team roster includes: Sabine Lim, Tighe Dunyan, Teagan Dale, Vidhathri Mayya, Alex Lund, Zephyr Schildbach, and Juniper Tichenor

    Congratulations & Read On, Ultimate Bookworms!     Bookworm Poster • Pixers® - We live to change


    Washington Children’s Choice Picture Books (WCCPBA)

    This month’s featured title: (K-3)

    A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great’s Great Invention, by Kristen Fulton

    (click image to read e-book or place a hold)

    Empress Catherine the Great, Queen of Russia loved her country, especially the snowy winters and the giant ice slides. But every spring, the warm weather melted the snow and all the ice. What could Catherine the Great do to continue the fun all year round? (I bet you can guess!)

    Learn more about the history of roller coasters at Atlas Obscura:

    Get to know Catherine the Great:


    Read and learn more about all the 2021 WCCPBA nominees:



    2021 Sasquatch Award nominees:

    This month’s featured title: (grades 3-5) Bob, by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass

    (click image to meet Wendy Mass and hear a bit about Bob)


    It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.

    It turns out she’s right.” –

    3-5th graders enjoyed the first two chapters of Bob during this month’s virtual library class, especially meeting Bob, who had been waiting a really, really long time to see his friend, Livy, again. A follow-up assignment and some fun learning adventures are posted on the library Schoology page.

    We’ll be reading more Sasquatch titles soon. 4-5 students will be invited to vote for their favorites in May.



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    Free Printing is now being offered at some SPL Library Locations

    • Each library number (card and library link) allows you 10 free black and white prints. Note: at this time, it does not say it’s free during the printing process.
    • Be sure to select your desired curbside pickup location before printing, as that may be different from the default location.


    Curbside Checkout at BF Day

    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 be picked up during the next Curbside Checkout. Any holds not picked up at the next Curbside Checkout will be available for pick-up from the school office for up to 3 weeks following.

    BF Day office hours:  9:00-4:00 M-F

    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 on display & 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 or for 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 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.