About Bryant Library
Bryant Library Purpose
Bryant’s library houses over 13,000 books to tantalize our students and support our curriculum. Our picture books will captivate any reader; our fiction is hard to put down; and our non-fiction will inspire the next generation of movers and shakers.
Additionally, using one of our 14 student computers, patrons may access our district’s vast electronic resources, such as Britannica Online and Tumble Books. As well as aiming to inspire a passion for life-long reading and thinking, through our curriculum, students learn information literacy.
Lessons are planned with sensitivity to age, interests, and topics which parallel classroom content and curriculum standards.
All classes visit the library WEEKLY. Additionally, our students may access our library on certain lunch recesses: Second graders on Mondays; third graders on Tuesdays; and fourth and fifth graders on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On occasion, the library will be closed due to meetings or other scheduled events, such as author visits or the Global Reading Challenge.
Bryant Library Mission
We believe a strong library program inspires life-long, proactive learners, who seek information and ideas that open their minds and hearts, to be engaged members of our community.
Bryant Library serves a robust community of 600-plus readers and thinkers. We aim to:
- Promote the enjoyment of reading, listening, and viewing
- Provide the physical and intellectual access to a wide range of print and online resources
- Align with content and skills across grade levels
- Embed Common Core, AASL (American Association of School Librarians) 21st Century Learner Standards, and Washington State Educational Technology Standards
- Assess individual student needs, providing support and enrichment
Meet the Library Staff
Anne Aliverti, Teacher Librarian
Anne Aliverti joined the fantastic staff at Bryant Elementary in the 2010-2011 school year. Prior to that, she taught Humanities to the hormonally-gifted at both Eckstein and McClure middle schools. Over some years, Anne also enjoyed special assignments in Seattle Schools, serving as a new teacher mentor and literacy coach.
Although a California native, Anne seemed destined for Seattle, as from an early age, she preferred rain. She received a Bachelor’s in Writing at the University of California, San Diego. She then attended graduate schools at San Francisco State University, followed by Antioch University in Seattle, where she earned a Masters in Education.
To become a teacher-librarian (her favorite job, shhhhh), Anne attended the Library Media Endorsement program at the University of Washington, where she can still be seen, on occasion, looking up for gargoyle sightings. In 2017, Anne earned National Board Certification in Library Media, K-12.
When not poring over great books or taking classes, Anne enjoys spending time with her family: cycling, skiing, walking, exploring local bookstores, cooking, playing games, volunteering, and tending to three cuddly but demanding felines.
Elizabeth Hill, Library Assistant
Elizabeth Hill spent a great deal of her childhood up in trees reading books. When not in trees, she was often found at the library.
She studied English with a writing emphasis at the University of Washington and still writes the occasional poem or short story. She was born in Mount Vernon, Washington, but has called Seattle home for most of her life.
For 14 years she owned a local record and CD shop, which combined her love of music and organizing. She enjoyed sorting things into genres even back then.
Elizabeth believes the library is, or should be, the heart of every school. She is passionate about the time she is fortunate enough to get to work in Bryant’s library with the amazing Teacher-Librarian, Anne Aliverti.
While it happens less frequently in trees, Elizabeth is still an avid reader with a stack of books on her bedside table at all times. When not reading, she enjoys exploring nature and museums with her children, doing volunteer work, and lots of DIY projects around the house.