Welcome to Bryant Library!
Stay Ahead of Summer Slide with Reading!
While it felt like it would never happen, summer's finally upon us, which means it's time for, drum roll please, Bryant Library's annual Summer Reading BINGO. If your student did not receive a form by the end of school, visit Bryant's online catalog and look for the BINGO form under Learning Links . We designed our challenge to encourage readers to reach broadly–break out of the tried and true–and beat "summer slide."
Literacy experts note that summer slide of learning occurs when students are out of the school habit. For a little more information, visit this Scholastic website. Fortunately, reading, in all its shapes and forms, can help students maintain those sharp noggins! Reading to self, reading with someone else, being read to, or listening to audio books are all ways to stay ahead.
In addition to perusing the 2022 Children's Book Award Nominees (under Resources in the right column), feast your eyes on the summer reading suggestions compiled by Seattle teacher librarians. Each link below opens a list in the Seattle Public Library catalog, where users may check out books with a SPL card or check out eBooks with Library Link account:
- Going into 1st Grade
- Going into 2nd Grade
- Going into 3rd Grade
- Going into 4th Grade
- Going into 5th Grade
Enjoy summer and READ!
More Inspirations for Summer
Check out Seattle Public Library's Summer of Learning program for reading and learning experiences. This Wakelet collection includes book recommendations for different grade levels.
Enjoy free, unlimited access to eBooks through August 31 from Junior Library Guild Digital. These easy directions include usernames/passwords for elementary through high school levels, as well as tips to optimize viewing.
The Library Voice Librarian has created 12 weeks of adventures. Explore myriad activities, including drawing, making, and yoga. To get started, visit this Camp Adventure Start Page.
Find 120 Capstone interactive eBooks throughout the 12-week virtual Camp Adventure by visiting mycapstonelibrary.com:
Click Log In at the top.
Select Login with Capstone Interactive.
Social Justice Resources
Anne Aliverti recently collaborated with other teacher librarians in Seattle Public Schools to publish these lists of Social Justice Resources. Currently, our list relates to Black Lives Matter, and we anticipate adding other topics in the future.
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year: Online Edition. I’m excited to see on Teams and at Curbside Library both familiar and new faces at Bryant and look forward to serving you in my 11th year as teacher-librarian.
While we all lament the necessity of staying home as much as we can, remember the transformative power of books. In this compelling article, the World Literacy Foundation underscores how reading not only intellectually engages us, but contributes to our overall well-beings. I urge every Bryant family to take advantage of our Curbside Library Service.
On our Teams meetings with classes, I look forward to sharing lots of new titles with our readers. A few years ago, during my first visit to Paris, I made frequent stops at famous American bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. Of course, any bookstore with a friendly cat immediately wins me over. Also compelling, their sign reading: “Open door, open book, open mind, open heart.”
As we respond to events happening in our school, community, and world, I’m reminded of how much reading contributes to our empathy and capacity to respond to each other with compassion and kindness. So, I’ve borrowed this wonderful motto, as we open our minds and hearts together.
Please contact me with questions or suggestions. Stay healthy in every way!
Bryant Elementary School
3311 NE 60th Street
Seattle, WA 98115