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    Bryant Rolls Out Curbside Library Service

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    Our students need books! We hear this often and couldn't agree more. We are pleased to announce Curbside Library service, starting the week of September 14. Please follow the details below, and contact Teacher Librarian Anne Aliverti with any questions.

    • Bryant students in 1st-5th grades may participate. Kindergartners will start at a later date.
    • To check out books, students place holds using our online catalog:

    DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO PLACE HOLDS

    • Students pick up and return books at Bryant’s front entrance. 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 3 books weekly, no more than 2 graphic novels/comics.
    • So we may pull the books in time, place holds by 11 PM, two days before your pick up. For example, Anne Aliverti places a hold by Sunday night at 11:00 PM. Thursday’s students hold by Tuesday, 11 PM.
    • 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 2019-2020 school year. I’m excited to see both familiar and new faces at Bryant and look forward to serving you in my tenth year as teacher-librarian. Although working hard over the summer to review new books and other materials so that our Hawks’ brains will soar, I did take time to explore with my family. We traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, where we visited some historic sites, as well as Busch Gardens. Note to potential amusement park visitors: do not order the chocolate sundae and proceed to ride the Griffon roller coaster. Nope: not advisable!

    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 or stop by any time, so we can talk about great books, literacy, and other precautions to take at a fun park!