Keep reading in 2021! All the info you need to check out books from Maywood Library can be found below in the "Announcements" section.
Log in to your Maywood Library account to place holds on books and access hundreds of fiction eBooks and dozens of digital audiobooks online! Your username is your student # without the zero in front and your password is your last name.
Destiny Discover is a highly visual version of the Library Catalog. E-Books and digital audiobooks are easily accessible from the Destiny Discover homepage.
Find books and other resources available from the King County Library System.
LIBRARY BOOK PICK-UP is now available on Wednesdays from 1-3pm! Step One Go to the Library Catalog and log in to your Maywood Library (Destiny) account (your username is your student ID # without the zero in front and your password is your last name). Step Two Place a hold on the book you want to borrow (click here for tutorial video). Step Three Pick up the book on a Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 pm at our station set up right inside the main Maywood entrance doors. For books to be available for pick up on a Wednesday, they must be put on hold by 2pm the day before. Students will receive a reminder e-mail confirming pick-up date and time. Please wear your facemask when picking up your books...I'll be wearing mine:) Email Mr. Dahlin at email@example.com with any questions!
NEW BOOKS ADDED TO THE SORA READING APP! Over 700 eBooks and digital audiobooks have recently been added to the Sora reading app! All Maywood students already have access to this amazing online reading platform! Information on how to start reading great books on Sora can be found at the bottom of the "E-Books and Digital Audiobooks" section below.
NEW U.S. HISTORY DATABASE! Maywood now has access to America's Historical Newspapers 1690 - 2000 which includes separate timelines for each era of U.S. history! Go to the Library Canvas page for login and password.
KCLS ONLINE STUDENT ACCOUNTS: E-Books! Online Audiobooks! Premium Databases! Homework Help and More! ISD students now have access to all of the King County Library System's online content! Your KCLS Student Account number is 411 followed by your 7 digit student ID#. Your PIN is the last four digits of your student ID#. You can begin using your student account now at www.kcls.org/students Warning: DON'T click on Log In/My KCLS in the upper right of the screen...this is the login for the catalog of physical materials. Go to kcls.org/students, select the resource you want to access (ebook, database, etc), and log in when prompted. Click HERE for a tutorial on how to access your KCLS Student Account!
HOMEWORK HELP IS AVAILABLE ONLINE! King County Library System's Study Zone Plus provides access to tutors and other resources. Click here for more information!
BOOK AWARD NOMINEES ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Young Reader's Choice Award, Sasquatch Book Award, and Evergreen Teen Book Award nominees are now available for curbside checkout and online reading and listening. I have created folders filled with books, eBooks, and audiobooks for each of these awards in the "Resource Lists" section of the Library Catalog. Check them out!
SOCIAL JUSTICE: Fifteen titles to address inequity, equality, and organizing for young readers Check out this great book list from School Library Journal. Maywood Library has many of these books!
*Log in to your Maywood Library account and you can access hundreds of fiction eBooks and dozens of audiobooks online! Your username is your student number without the zero in front and your password is your last name.
*All of our fiction eBooks can be located in the Library Catalog by first selecting "Electronic Book" in the "Material Type" drop down menu and then doing a search for a title, author, or subject.
*You can also go directly to Destiny Discover for access to over 300 fiction eBooks and dozens of online audiobooks!
*Many excellent nonfiction eBooks can be accessed directly from our Gale eBooks site See the Library page on Canvas for the login/password for Gale eBooks.
*Lot of great eBooks are available now (no wait!) using your KCLS Online Student account: Middle Grade E-Books Young Adult E-Books Your KCLS Student Account number is 411 followed by your 7 digit student ID#. Your PIN is the last four digits of your student ID#.
*Lots of great digital audiobooks are available now (no wait!) using your KCLS Online Student account: Middle Grade Audiobooks Young Adult audiobooks
*Comic book fans...check out these great web comics: Breaking Cat News Wormworld Saga Cucumber Quest Homestuck Cheshire Crossing Ozy and Millie Bird and Moon Audrey's Magic Nine
*Read these classics online at Project Gutenberg: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Sense and Sensibility The Time Machine Other great choices you can find on the site include Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Emma!
*SORA READING APP! Hundreds of eBooks and digital audiobooks are available right now on the Sora (Overdrive) reading app! You can access Sora via ClassLink. Your ClassLink username is the same as your student network/computer/Canvas username. Your ClassLink password is your 7 digit student ID#. You can also install the Sora app on your mobile device and then log in using your ClassLink username and password. Once you are in Sora you can go to your profile and "Add a library" to add the King County Library System to Sora! This gives you access to MANY THOUSANDS of KCLS eBooks and audiobooks within the Sora platform...just use your KCLS Online Student Account number and PIN to access KCLS titles! Your KCLS Student Account number is 411 followed by your 7 digit student ID#. Your PIN is the last four digits of your student ID#. Here is a video showing how to add KCLS to Sora. Here is a link with tutorials for getting started with Sora!
*Email Mr. Dahlin at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Use these databases before searching the Internet for information. They're reliable, accurate, and are designed for middle school students. To access the databases at home, go to the Library page on Canvas.
In addition to Maywood Library's online databases, you also have access to an amazing number of databases and other resources provided by the King County Library System. Your KCLS Student Account number is 411 followed by your seven digit Maywood student ID number. 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. Warning! Don't click on Log In/My KCLS in the upper right of the screen...this is the login for the catalog of physical materials. Go to kcls.org/students, select the resource you want to access (ebook, database, etc), and then log in when prompted.
Newsbank World News
including The Seattle Times
(found under Quick Links)
Available via your KCLS online account
A HUGE magazine and newspaper database
A magazine, newspaper, and reference database for elementary to middle school age students.
National Geographic Archive
Every issue from 1888 to 1994! See Library Canvas page for password
Issues & Controversies
Provides a balanced overview of current controversial issues.
Literature site with author biographies, poetry and more!
American History Online
A great U.S. history database
See Library Canvas page for password
Library of American History
Includes the "Defining Moments in American History" database!
See Library Canvas page for passwword
U.S. Government Online
Learn how our government functions!
American Civil War
Ken Burns Classroom
Awesome resource featuring PBS' Ken Burns documentary films.
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.
National Geographic Magazine
E-Book of every National Geographic magazine from 1888 to 1994!
Greek and Roman Mythology
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY
A basic overview of major scientific concepts
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior
UXL Complete Health Resource
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
* Some books recommended for grades 8 & up
Sasquatch Book Award
Given to the "most distinguished" book of the year!
Michael L. Printz Award
for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
* Some books recommended for grades 8 & up
The best informational (nonfiction) book of the year.
Coretta Scott King Award
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.
American Indian Youth Literature Award
honors the very best writing by Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples of North America.
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
honors books about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage.
South Asia Book Award
Sydney Taylor Book Award
Presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.
Middle East Book Award
recognizes exemplary books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East.
This list also includes books that won the Arab American Book Award
Find this list in the "Resource Lists" section of the Maywood Library Catalog.
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.
Maywood Library's mission 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 email Mr. Dahlin if you need any special assistance accessing a great book, online database or other library resource!