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    Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, the Global Reading Challenge Semi Finals for Loyal Heights were cancelled.  Of the schools that had already participated in Semi Final rounds, 8 won.  Seattle Public Librarian Jenny Craig has decided that those 8 teams will be considered the winners of the 2020 Global Reading Challenge.

    Congratulations to Arbor Heights, Bailey Gatzert, Dearborn Park, Maple, Hawthorne, Graham Hill, Northgate, and Sandpoint! 

    Our Loyal Heights champions, The Tye-Dye books worked so hard and didn't even get a chance to compete!  We will celebrate their efforts when we return.

    The Global Reading Challenge 2020 

    The GRC is a citywide program that is a collaborative effort between The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Public Schools.  LHE students were in 8 teams of 7 students that met weekly on Fridays for 30 minutes during the school day. Each team read 10 books, then took part in a trivia competition against the other teams at LHE.  This in-house competition will took place on 2/11 from 12:30-1:30. LHE's winning team, The Tye-Dye books, would have gone on to the Semi-Finals on March 12th

    The committee did a great job selecting books this year.  They are all different levels, and rich in diverse characters!

     A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book Kiki and Jacques: A Refugee Story I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7) Dragons in a Bag Skeleton Man 

    Who Was Bruce Lee? Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) Sanity & Tallulah (Sanity & Tallulah, Book 1) Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel Dash (Dogs of World War II)

    Several of the books can be accessed electronically via Overdrive through SPL.  See the link below:

     Additionally, all branches of SPL have these titles in a separate section that kids can check out on the honor system - no library card required.

    Study guides for each title were given to students before the Thanksgiving Break, however they are always available in the Library.

    Thanks to The Rotary Club of Ballard and The Seattle Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this program!

    You can find more information about the program here: