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OUR MISSION @THELIBRARY

is to ensure that Shuksan students are effective users and producers of ideas and information by providing support for information and technology literacy instruction, reading advocacy for lifelong learning and enjoyment and equitable access to information resources and services. 

RESEARCH @THELIBRARY

Head over to this page and find a plethora of tips and resources.

 

READING @THELIBRARY

Shuksan Library Catalog 

Log in to search the catalog, place holds, see what you have checked out, request new books to be purchased.

 

BOOK.A.RAZ.ZI. CLUBS

Like a papparazzi, we are big fans.  Of books!  Throughout the year, there will be various Book.a.raz.zi Clubs. Ask Mrs. Fisher for more details!

  • Allies by Alan Gratz.
    • Group 1:  Oct 31, 11/7, 11/15.  Sean, Kingston, Puneet, Steven, Ranesh, Alejandra
    • Group 2:  Nov 21, Dec 5. Elian, Jakob, Emiliano, Nolan
    • Grade 6, @lunch

USING LIBBY AND ConnectED

The Bellingham Public Library has partnered with the Bellingham Public Schools known as ConnectED.  This gives students access to great educational resources and learning materials in our libraries and on the internet. Each student gets a connectED “library card” and this give them access to physical and digital books.

We encourage all students to access the digital and audio book collection by downloading the Libby App on their computers.

Please let us know if you need help accessing Libby or using your ConnectEd account.

6 in SEPTEMBER

SMS is invited to write 6 Word Book Reviews. These snappy reviews become small signs in the library and for book recommendations.

Learn more about it here! Submit your 6 Word Book Review here!

 

RECOMMENDATIONS @THELIBRARY

Book Recommendations for Students BY Students!!

What book should every SMS student read? Check out this padlet full of ideas! See what 2018-19, Grade7 students recommended.

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS @THELIBRARY

These were booklists created by legendary and retired SMS librarian, Timmi Eggert.  Books on these lists showcase many beloved titles.

 

WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT?

Guys Read Need a “just right” lexile book?  Use this site
Newbery Award Carnegie Teen Library Page
Classic Books That Teens Will Actually Like

 

ACTIVITIES @THELIBRARY, 2018-2019

  • Winter Break Reading Challenge  — Dec 15 – Jan 4
  • iLetter in the Library — Thursdays in November and December. Why iPHone when you can iLetter?  Come join us @theLibrary as we practice the ancient art of handwriting notes and letters.   We will have stationery for you and will even mail your letters!
  • Hour of Code — Dec 3-7
  • Teen Read Week — Oct 7-13 To celebrate the awesomeness of books, we participated in Teen Read Week.  When students finished a book, they filled in a “Teen Read Ticket” @theLibrary. Over 130 tickets were submitted and 20 tickets won prizes (candy, bookmarks, fame…). Grand prize?  Juliana S chose to purchase this book:  “Baking All Year Round” by Rosanna Pansino.
  • 6 in September. Last September, SMS was invited to write 6 Word Book Reviews. These snappy reviews became small signs in the library and for book recommendations.

 

BPL BOOK GROUPS @THELIBRARY 

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, Bellingham Public Teen Librarian, Jennifer Lovchik, will host a Book Group at Shuksan. These will occur during lunch in the library, so please bring your lunch!

 

Our first Book Group will be October 9.  Please join us!  Everyone is invited!  Free prizes, great books, fantastic people.

Lunch Dates, 2019-2020:

10/9/19

11/13/19

12/11/19

1/15/20

2/12/20

3/11/20

4/15/20

5/13/20

 

6th graders at Book Group

 

DIGITAL TOOLS @THELIBRARY

  • Typing Agent Become a champion typist!  Use your Office365 credentials to access this program, Typing Agent. You may be asked to type in your school. So, type in Shuksan. This will lead you to a page where you login with your Office365.  Then, Typing Agent will appear and ask you to show your skillz!

 

RESEARCH TOOLS @THELIBRARY