Skip To ContentSkip To Content

    Welcome to Bryant Library!

    In the Spotlight

    Global Reading Challenge is a BlasGlobal Reading Rocket Logot!

    Congratulations to our seven Global Reading Challenge teams—53 fourth and fifth graders participated, reading seven thought-provoking titles provided by our friends at Seattle Public Library. All teams fared very well in our in-school Challenge, held on February 3. Answering the most questions correctly, Team 3 won! Team members included fourth graders Liam K. and Angela K., and 5th graders Allison F.S., Maya M., Cayla O., and Felix W. Way to go, readers!

    Hawks Soar in Our Annual Read-A-Thon!

    Picture of Person Reading

    Many thanks to Bryant readers who participated in our annual Read-A-Thon! Our exciting results:

    • We raised $10,000!
    • We are donating over $1,500 to our sister school’s library.
    • To celebrate full class participation by Ms. Nguyen, Ms. Boske, and Ms. Day, we are donating $100 to families in-need.
    • Collectively, Bryant students read well over 60,000 minutes. We know the number is much higher, but not every student reported number of minutes read; probably too busy reading!

    Top Readers
    Kindergarten: Victoria C.
    1st Grade: Alma S.
    2nd Grade: Lily G.
    3rd Grade: Lillian M.
    4th Grade: Bailey N.
    5th Grade: Zoe G.

    Top Fundraisers:
    Kindergarten: Dalton F.
    1st Grade: Grayson B.
    2nd Grade: Sammy F.
    3rd Grade: Andrew Z.
    4th Grade: Una T.
    5th Grade: Shira S.

    ANYONE who read over the two-week break benefits from: improved concentration, sharpened critical thinking skills, expanded vocabulary, exposure to ideas and creativity, and, very significant in these times, increased empathy. We are all better when everyone reads! Congratulations, Hawks, and thank you for your enthusiastic participation!

    Bryant Rolls Out Curbside Library Service

    Photo of car with books

    Our students need books! We hear this often and couldn't agree more. We are pleased to offer Curbside Library service. Please follow the details below, and contact Teacher Librarian Anne Aliverti with any questions.

    • All Bryant students may participate. Kindergartners will start at a later date.
    • To check out books, students place holds using our online catalog:
    • Students pick up and return books at Bryant’s front e ntrance. Please avoid parking in front of the school, a no-parking zone, even “just for a minute.” We wish to keep the privilege of using that convenient location.
    • Students may pick up/return books according to this schedule:
      ➢Last Names: A-K Tuesdays 3:00-6:00 PM
      ➢Last Names: L-Z Thursdays 3:00-6:00 PM
      A student with the name Anne Aliverti, for example, picks up on Tuesdays.
    • Students may hold up to 5 books weekly.
    • So we may pull the books in time, place holds by 8:00 AM on the day of pick up. For example, Anne Aliverti places a hold by 8:00 AM,Tuesday morning.
    • Thank you for keeping us all safe by following these guidelines when picking up books.
      ➢ Avoid entering the building.
      Observe social distancing guidelines of 6 feet.
      Wear a mask.
      Please note we will quarantine all returned books for 7 days.

    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, Hawks!

    Aliverti Family on Vacation

    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!