Endeavour Library Catalog

Whether at home or at school, it is always good to catch up on the latest books at the Endeavour Library.        Click on the link above to access the library catalog and find your next great book to read!

Library Updates:

This Spring I have been working on bringing more authors and illustrators to Endeavour. I strongly believe that the impact of author visits is monumental on students (and is fun for teachers too! I hope you were able to attend the parent presentation by Trudy Ludwig. If not, I am sure your students mentioned her presentation. It was engaging and so informative. 

Technology also provides another opportunity to listen to authors through Skype. In the Fall, 3rd graders were able to Skype with Asia Citro, author of the Zoey and Sassafras series. Recently, 2nd grade students were able to talk to author/illustrator Scott Magoon. He read a new story coming out this summer called Linus: The Little Yellow Pencil. He also showed us how he draws and took many great questions from the 2nd graders. 

I hope to continue to bring in authors to school and connect on Skype as well. I hope your students leave feeling inspired. I know I do!

Leah Skosky

Librarian

Endeavour Library Schedule 2018-2019 (click to enlarge)

Sasquatch Reading Challenge for 4th and 5th grade

Sasquatch Reading Challenge for 4th and 5th grade

Fourth and Fifth graders will have the option of participating in the Sasquatch Reading Award challenge.  Washington State librarians have selected 12 fantastic books for students to read.  Anyone who reads any 2 of the books is eligible to vote, and the winner will be announced later next Spring.  As a challenge to the Endeavour 4th and 5th graders, I have invited students to read as many as they can.  Any student who has read 10 out of the 12 (and who has answered brief questions about each book) will be eligible to pick out a book to keep! 

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Sherry Zeiler teaches all Kindergarten library classes.  (I am still here, working behind the scenes.)

Should you need to contact her, her email is:

zeilers@issaquah.wednet.edu

LIBRARY CHECKOUT POLICIES

At the Endeavour Library, Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students come once a week.  Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students come every other week.  Please refer to the schedule above to see when your child comes to library.

Kindergarteners will start with 2 books, but will eventually allowed to have 3 books checked out at a time.

1st and 2nd graders are allowed to have 3 books checked out at a time.

3rd and 4th graders are allowed to have 5 books checked out at a time.

5th graders do not have a limit, but we ask that they be respectful of other students and return their books in a timely manner.  If a 5th grade student has excessive overdue books, checkout will be limited.

Exceptions to the book limit:  students' own birthday book club donations, Award books and books that students have put on hold that have become available.

*Please remember that the library is always open in the morning from 9:00 AM on.  If your child has "saved" books because they forgot all their books on their library day, they are welcome to come return their old books and get their "saved" books (which will be held until the next day from their library day.)  Any student who would like to get new books is welcome in the morning!*

*VOLUNTEER INFORMATION*

The Endeavour Library could not run as smoothly as it does without the help of our fantastic volunteers!  If you are interested, please contact Amanda Bartley the PTSA Volunteer Coordinator. She is organizing the schedule and training sessions.

Volunteering in the library involves checking books in and out, and shelving.  It's crucial to attend a training session if you have not worked in the Endeavour Library before.

Click on the PDF file below for information and a "How To" Guide on volunteering in the library.

Library Volunteer Info.pdf

Volunteers must past a background check EVERY YEAR. Please see the Endeavour website for links and more information.

For our veteran volunteers, we are hoping to see you back here soon! 

Thank you so much for your interest in helping make the Endeavour Library a special place for our students.

Partnership with King County Library = more resources for our students!

KCLS has partnered with the Issaquah School District to provide access to many fantastic (free!) resources for all students.

Even if your child and/or you already have your own library account, KCLS has created a new account for each student.  During library time, students will be taught about some of the fantastic resources that KCLS has made easily accessible.

KCLS Student Account Access

Birthday Book Club

Many families have been asking me about the Birthday Book Club - here is a link to the PTSA website where you can find out how to participate.  Thanks so much for your interest - it really is a lovely way to recognize your child's special day, and to help our library grow.

Please do take into account that there is a fair amount of processing time due to the custom bookplate as well as regular library processing.  It is helpful to arrange for the book early - please just contact me with your child's actual birthday and the presentation of the book can happen as close to that date as possible.

Endeavour PTSA Birthday Book Club

ISF Grant again!

Due to the generosity of the ISF, we now have an enhanced collection of books that promote diversity.  These books were selected to appeal to all students so every person could "find" themselves in one of our library books. Student response to some of the new titles has been overwhelmingly positive.    Thanks to the Issaquah Schools Foundation for this fantastic grant!