Library News and Events

Keep reading this Summer! Need ideas for picking a great book? Check out the "Book Suggestions" websites at the very bottom of this page! And here is a link to the KCLS Summer Reading Program.

The last day of After-school Library Homework Club was June 11.  Thanks to the Issaquah Schools Foundation and its donors for making this club happen!

Thanks to the Maywood PTSA and its volunteers for running the Spring Book Fair! The Library took $1000 in books from the Fair which will soon be available to all Maywood students!!

PREMIUM DATABASES FOR ONLINE RESEARCH! HOMEWORK HELP FROM LIVE TUTORS! E-BOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, AND MUCH MORE! Your Maywood student ID now gives you free access to all of the King County Library System's online information and tools! Your KCLS student account number is 411 followed by your seven digit Maywood student ID number (with no dashes or spaces).  Your PIN number is the last four digits of your Maywood student ID number. You can begin using your student account now at www.kcls.org/students .

  

Library Resources and Services

Maywood Library provides students access to a constantly evolving multimedia collection, including over 18,000 print titles, 20 magazine subscriptions, hundreds of eBooks, 150+ audiobooks, and 20+ online databases. 

The Library is open to students before school, the entire school day, and after-school, with extended after-school hours offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (see below for more information about library hours and the after-school program).

The goal of Maywood Library is to connect students to books in a way that fosters a lifelong love of reading and also provide them with the information and research skills they need to succeed in school and life. 

Please call or email Mr. Dahlin if you need any special assistance accessing a great book, online database or other library resource!

Contact Mr. Dahlin

Phone: 425-837-6958

Email: dahlinm@issaquah.wednet.edu

Library Catalogs - Find a Great Book!
Stock Image: Open book with magnifying glass. Image: 23533301  Maywood Library Catalog(Destiny) Maywood's Library Catalog is available online!

Destiny Discover

read e-books online

More than 300 great novels you can read online! See Mr. Dahlin for the username and password.
   King County Library System

Find a book in the King County Library System.

Library Hours - We're Open All Day!

One of our goals is to keep the Library open for students as much as possible! 

Before School:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Open 7:50 am to 8:10 am

Wednesdays

Open 10:00 am to 10:20 am

During School:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Open 8:10 am to 2:35 pm (open the entire school day!)

Wednesdays

Open 10:20 am to 3:30 pm (open the entire school day!)

After School:

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Open 2:35 pm to 4:20 pm

Wednesdays

3:30 to 4:00 pm

Fridays

Open 2:35 pm to 3:00 pm

Maywood Library After-School Homework Club

Thanks to a generous grant from the Issaquah Schools Foundation, Maywood Library is pleased to offer the Middle School Homework club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays!  We are open from 2:35 until 4:20 for reading, book checkout, schoolwork and homework help. The last day of the club is Tuesday, June 11. 

The Activity Bus is available for students who have been in a supervised after-school activity.

After-school Library Guidelines:

Students need to be in the Library 10 minutes after the final bell at the latest.  Anyone arriving later will need a pass from a staff member.

Students need to be engaged in an activity (reading, homework, computer use) while in the Library after-school...students may not simply hang out and visit with friends!

Activity Bus passes will be handed out 5 minutes before busses are scheduled to leave.  Students who leave the Library before Activity Bus passes are handed out can not return later to receive a pass!

Library Online Databases

 

Use these databases instead of searching the Internet for information.  They're reliable, accurate, and are designed for middle school students.  They will help you get your work done faster! If you're using a computer at school you will not need a password for most of these databases.  To access the databases at home, see Mr. Dahlin for a list of passwords!

In addition to Maywood's online databases, you also have access to an amazing number of databases and other resources provided by the King County Library System. Your Maywood student ID now gives you free access to all of the King County Library System's online information and tools! Your KCLS student account number is 411 followed by your seven digit Maywood student ID number (with no dashes or spaces).  Your PIN number is the last four digits of your Maywood student ID number. You can begin using your student account now at www.kcls.org/students.  

      

 

GENERAL REFERENCE

 

          Newsbank World News Collection

A huge collection of news resources including Washington State newspapers and the Seattle Times
                Britannica Online Available via your KCLS online account

E-Library

Available via your KCLS online account

ProQuest

A HUGE magazine and newspaper database

SIRS Discoverer

http://discoverer.sirs.com/

 

 

A magazine, newspaper, and reference database for elementary to middle school age students.

BrainPOP

See Mr. Dahlin for the password to this cool video site.

BIOGRAPHY

FactCite

Provides profiles of thousands of influential people. See Mr.   Dahlin for password.

Biography in Context

Available via your KCLS online account

GEOGRAPHY

 

Culturegrams

Cultural profiles of the world's countries and all the states in   the U.S.

National Geographic Archive

Every issue from 1888 to 1994! See Mr. Dahlin for password

CURRENT ISSUES

 

Issues & Controversies

Provides a balanced overview of current controversial issues.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Available via your KCLS online account

LITERATURE

 

Proquest Literature

http://literature.proquestlearning.com

 

Literature site with author biographies, poetry and more!

U.S. HISTORY

 

American History Online

A great U.S. history database

Library of American History

Includes the "Defining Moments in American History" database!

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

U.S. Government Online

Learn how our government functions!

Colonial America

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

American Revolution

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

American Civil War

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

Westward Expansion

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

WORLD HISTORY

 

History Study Center

Great general history database!

Ancient and Medieval History

A database that focuses on ancient and medieval history

Modern World History Online

World History from mid 15th century to present.

Greek and Roman Mythology

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

Ancient Civilizations

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

SCIENCE

 

Science Online

Available via your KCLS online account.

www.factcite.com

 

A basic overview of major scientific concepts

HEALTH

 

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive   Behavior

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

UXL Complete Health Resource

See Mr. Dahlin for password.

 

Book Suggestions

ReadKiddoRead

Check out "Great Pageturners" and "Great Advanced Reads"!

Good Reads

A Top 100 list of great middle school books!

Young Reader's Choice Award

Maywood Library has multiple copies of most of the titles nominated for this book award!

* Includes a "senior division" with books recommended for grades 10 - 12.

Evergreen Young Adult Book Award Nominees

We have several copies of most of these great "young adult" books!

* Some books recommended for grades 8 & up

Newbery Award

Given to the "most distinguished" book of the year!

 

We have almost every Newbery winner all the way back to 1922!

Michael L. Printz Award

for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

We have most of these excellent novels for more advanced readers!

* Some books recommended for grades 8 & up

Coretta Scott King Award

annually recognizes outstanding books for young adults by African American authors that reflect the African American experience.
We have most of these award winning books!

Pura Belpre Award

is presented to a Latino writer whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for young people.

We have most of these award winning books!