No more HOLDs/Check Outs for the year.  All books are due Monday, June 7th 

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Keep track of your Summer Reading with a Summer Reading Shelfie!  Turn it in to the Library when we come back to school for a prize!

Spring means lots of new books thanks to Book Fair donations and the PTA budget!

Read about these new books and then check one out by clicking on the title!

Once Upon An Eid – Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices

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 Check out this new book, "a first-of-its-kindanthology that collects 15 short storiesfrom a diverse selection of Muslimauthors. The entries cover a range offestive experience, all connected by theirmutual celebration of Eid." Booklist  Eid started May 12th!  Learn more about the authors here Donated by the Holkins Family from the LHE Library WishList at the virtual Book Fair!  

Not Quite Snow White  by Ashley Franklin

Not Quite Snow White Book CoverIn this beautifully illustrated story, an African American girl named Tameika loves to perform. One day she sees her school is putting on a musical of Snow White and thrills at the idea of getting the starring role. During auditions, however, Tameika hears her classmates saying negative things about her body type and skin color. Tameika is discouraged and wonders if the other kids are right. Later that night, Tameika finds reassurance in her parents, who lovingly deliver one of the many "talks" African American parents have with their children regarding dealing with racism and discrimination. Using language which encourages hope, body positivity, and self-worth, Franklin weaves together a story which can be used …to discuss overcoming discrimination. Buoyant digital illustrations in candy colors reflect Tameika's outgoing personality and create a welcoming space to help young readers discuss the tough topic of race. Grades K-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.Donated by the Covich Family from the LHE Library WishList at the virtual Book Fair!  

Sumo Joe  by Mia Wenjen

Sumo Joe Book CoverFriendly sibling rivalry sparks a face-off between the two Japanese martial art forms, sumo and aikido. Spare rhyming text introduces Japanese-American Sumo Joe as a "Strong big bro, / built for sumo," who is "gentle, though." Japanese terms, printed in boldface on first occurrence, are seamlessly incorporated into the text, explaining different aspects of sumo. An author's note and glossary also provide extended cultural notes on both martial art forms, including sumo's origins in Shinto. With a saturation of ninja/ninjutsu books in the market, this is a refreshing new take on the martial arts genre. Young readers will enjoy this spirited debut with insightful integration of cultural exploration. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus 2019 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.Donated by the Kaku Family from the LHE Library WishList at the virtual Book Fair!


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  Look who I found in the library…

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UPDATE:  Back To School Technology Information Spring 2021

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: 11AM – 6PM
Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30
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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Warm up with a good book.

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Warm up with a good book.

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The American Library Association Awards were announced! 

Check out these HONORED BOOKS available through Seattle Public Library!  I have added all of these titles to the LHE Library WishList.

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