Welcome!                       

Theresa Gekeler
Teacher Librarian
gekelert@issaquah.wednet.edu

Trisha Snyder
Overload Teacher Librarian
Thursdays
snydert@issaquah.wednet.edu

Grand Ridge Elementary
1793 NE Park Drive
Issaquah, WA  98029
425-837-7935

Library Catalogs

Grand Ridge Elementary Online Public Access Catalog
Take some time to browse through Destiny, our library catalog.

King County Public Library
The King County Public Library site offers a wealth of information, including a search feature, a kid's page, and some informative databases.


 What's the Latest?

Remote Learning

This year, our students are beginning the year remotely.

I look forward to seeing you all online!

You will find more updated information regarding library classes on Clever.

 

Grand Ridge Outside Library

Are you in need of library books to read? The Grand Ridge Library will be checking out books to students by appointment only. Sign ups for the appointments will be on Signup Genius. We ask that families do not sign up more often than once a month. As we gauge interest and as the year progresses, we know that we may need to make changes in our procedures. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this new process.

When?

Outside Library will occur on several Wednesday afternoons each month. Families may sign up for a 10-minute slot through Signup Genius. We will update the Signup Genius on the Friday before an Outside Library. We are asking that families sign up no more than once a month so that we can accommodate all families in need of books.

Where?

The Outside Library will be set up right outside of the library doors. This is right next to the clock tower and Grand Central on Park Drive.

What?

Two sets of three library carts will be set up outside of the library for browsing. There will be a yellow library and a green library. Each family will be assigned one of the libraries for browsing. This allows for social distancing. Each student may select 4 books to check out for one month. During Outside Library, the requirements are:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Sanitize your hands before browsing
  • Keep at least 6 feet away from others not in your family
  • Return all Grand Ridge library materials
  • Respect the 10-minute time limit

How?

You will need to sign up for a slot and then arrive at your scheduled time.

  • On the Friday before an Open Library, Mrs. Gekeler will send out an email with the Signup Genius link. 
  • Select only ONE spot for your family.  If the spots are filled, make sure to complete the “I Need a Spot” slot at the bottom of the sign up. This will help us gauge the interest in this checkout process.
  • Arrive at your scheduled time in Grand Central. Be sure to practice social distancing and maintain a minimum of six feet between families and the librarians.
  • We will ask you to use hand sanitizer and then let you know when to approach one of the libraries. If the weather isn’t cooperating, please wait under Grand Central for your scheduled time.
  • Return your books when you come back the next time to get new books. Books will be quarantined before being returned to our shelves.


We Have eBooks at Grand Ridge!

 

Students at Grand Ridge have the ability to check out some of our fantastic eBooks! We currently own over 400 titles. Students need internet access, their username and password.

Click here for a video tutorial on How to Open Grand Ridge eBooks.

Click here for more specific written directions!

Enjoy!


King County Library Student Accounts 

The King County Library and the Issaquah School District have a partnership to allow our students access to a variety of resources online. Each child has a student account. The username is the number 411 (our district number) followed by the child's 7-digit student ID. (If their student number begins with an 8, include a leading 0 before the 8). The password is the last 4 digits of the student ID. Students will have access to eBooks, databases and more. 

www.kcls.org/students




 

 

 

 

Finding Books at Your Level

 

Do you know how to find great books at your reading level? Our library is filled with lots of books at many different reading levels. So, you can learn different strategies for finding "Just Right" books. Sometimes it's helpful to read a few lines or pages to see if you can read all the words and understand what you are reading.

 

You can also look at our library catalog to find some books at your reading level too.

 

 Click here for the directions.