Ms. Erlitz is our librarian on Wednesdays. Email Contact:
Library Class Schedule 2019-2020Students in grades K-5 have library class every week for 30 minutes.
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Issaquah School District
Access our Library Catalog
Students have the username & passwords for accessing our Capstone eBooks.
When Homework or Projects are assigned, you will find information here.
Grades 3-5 (Parents only)
September 17 - 6:00-7:15pm
Grades 1-2 (Parents only)
September 24 - 6:00-7:15pm
Volunteers can sign up to help in the library. Questions: Please contact Meredith Pokorny
Volunteers must be on the approved volunteer list in the office BEFORE they can work in the library.
All volunteers must be trained by either Mrs. Hembree or Mrs. Pokorny before they can work in the library.
Cougar Ridge Library Mission Statement
In the Cougar Ridge library, we share the mission of the American Library Association: "To ensure that students and staff are effective users and producers of ideas and information."
In addition, the mission of the Cougar Ridge Library is to inform learners, inspire creativity, and instill a passion for reading.
Students in the library have 30 minute classes. In September we learn about how to follow the Bobcat Way in the library, how to find books, book care and how to check out.
Kindergarten will not check out until October. We will be learning all about the library and take care of books.
First Grade will be learning what to notice in books as they read.
Second Grade will be reading the nominees for the Washington Children's Choice Book Award for 2020.
Third Grade will participate in the Global Read Aloud and the author study of Yuri Morales.
Fourth and Fifth will concentrate on digital citizenship.
Does your child love to read? The library is open during lunch recess for quiet reading everyday except Wednesdays. Students must come with a book and read quietly.
Please know that I expect students to check out or renew a book each week. We have an amazing collection for students to choose from.
Reading and knowing how to find resources in a library are vital life skills.
The Cougar Ridge Library has eBooks.
We have purchased Capstone eBooks for Cougar Ridge student and teacher use. These eBooks can be read on any device with an internet connection - iPad, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc.
Students can read these books independently or have a book read to them. The audio versions use real actors, not computerized voices.
Get access for these eBooks on our Library Catalog.
Students have been given the Username and password. This information can't be shared on the internet.
Library Catalog - Click to view and search the Cougar Ridge library catalog. Fourth and fifth grade students can login to access their personal accounts where they are able to view their current checkouts, overdue books, place holds and recommend books to fellow students.
Why is Reading Important?
Library Policies and Procedures
All students are required to check out at least 1 book each time they come to library class.
I believe finding and checking out books is an important life skill and needs constant independent practice. Finding a book at a public library with an adult is completely different than independently finding a book in our library to read or for a project in our library.
I also have the skills to make specific recommendations for students to find the books that are best for them.
Overdue Book Policy