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    Curbside Pick-Up UPDATE

    Thanks for your patience as we all learn to use the Library Catalog in new ways! Please read the clarifiying tips below so that the process is sustainable and more effective for all.

    Pick-Up:  Wednesdays from 1:15-1:45 and Thursdays from 2:30-3PM outside the Library EXIT on 80th/26th. 

    Please bring a waterproof backpack or bag to carry your library books to and fro!

    • Students need to have books marked IN on HOLD by 2:30PM on Tuesdays in order to pick them up on Wednesday or Thursday. Holds that come in after 2:30 on Tuesday will be available at the following week's pick up.

    • Books marked IN are books that are available.

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    • Books marked OUT are currently checked out by other studentsThe wait process is currently at least two weeks long because the student needs to return the book, I need to quarantine the book for a week, and you might not be first in line for the book.

    We only allow one graphic novel per checkout, and one book from a series per checkout. This has been the most time-consuming problem for me so far. If a student HOLDS two available graphic novels, the first will be pulled for the student and the second one deleted because otherwise it creates a problem in the notification system. Sorry, friends.

    • Books are due after one week. The black and yellow return bin is outside the Library EXIT daily. M/T/TH/F from 8:30-2, W from 8:30-1:45. Students can drop books in the bin at any time. I encourage you to return books as soon as you've finished, if possible, so that I can begin the quarantine process on them.

    • If your student needs longer to finish a book, please email me and I can renew the book. This is not a problem as long as it's not on HOLD for more than one student.

    • 1-5th graders may put up to two books on HOLD. Kindergarteners will be able to check out books by the second trimester.


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    Should you need assistance with your new device, click on the page for SPS Technology Supports for Families.  You will find  FAQs, tutorials for all of the apps and all of the answers to your questions!

    Should you have trouble with your device you can go to one of the followingTechnology Support Center locations without an appointment. Pick the location and time that best suits your needs.  We have heard from a couple of families that the process was quick and their problems were fixed!

    A full list of Technology Support Centers can be found here.  The two closest sites are:

    Nathan Hale High School
    10750 30th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125
    Entrance is on 110th street near the athletic field. Parking is available on 110th.
    Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Closed for Lunch: 11 - 11:30
    Phone = 206-252-2856

    John Marshall Alternative High
    520 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98115
    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Closed for Lunch 11 - 11:30
    Phone = 206-252-3659


    Are you looking for digital materials? 

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    SPS students have access to a host of Seattle Public Library's amazing digital resources just by using their SPS ID#.  Check out the training videos here:

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    Book of the Week

    I'll post new read-alouds weekly.  You can come here if it's an Asynchronous Library week for your class, or if you just feel like hearing a story!

    This week's story is one of the 2020-2021 WCCPBA nominees.  You'll hear all 20 of them throughout the school year and then vote on your favorite in a bracket-style competition in the spring.  Enjoy by clicking on Borrowing Bunnies.

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    My login isn't working! What's my login for Destiny? 

    All student logins were reset for fall.  

    Username:  Use your SPS username WITHOUT the @seattleschools.org

    Password:  Use your birthdate. 

    K-4 students use the first 4 digits: mmdd 

    5th graders use all 8 digits of their birthdate: mmddyyyy

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    Still need to return last year's books? 

    I will put out a bin whenever I'm in the building.  It will be outside of the Library Exit Doors pictured below.  You do need to return overdue books before picking up your books on hold.  If you have lost books, please refer to the instructions on the Fines/Lost Books page.

    Check out some of these eBooks from SPL!

    LGBTQ Picture Books

    LGBTQ Fiction Chapter Books and Graphic Novels

    Click on the bookcover to download the book!  This informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses several key questions.



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    SPS Online Resources

    Seattle Public Schools has made so many valuable resources available to its students at school or from home. The entire Microsoft Office 365 suite is available for student use.

    This includes:  Word, Excel, Power Point, and One Drive for saving/storing files.

    Students will be prompted to login with their unique SPS username and password for access.  

    You will be prompted for a username/password for some resources when not on a district computer. This is not your student’s unique login, but a generic login for all SPS students. The username is: studentsps   The password is: access   

    SPS Username and Password Troubleshooting