Thanks to everyone who returned their Library books! Any books still out can be returned in September.
Have a wonderful summer and KEEP READING! Lots of great book suggestions can be found below on this web page!
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!
Hey comic book fans...check out these great web comics: Breaking Cat News - The Wormworld Saga - Cucumber Quest - Homestuck - Cheshire Crossing - Ozy and Millie - Space Boy - Bird and Moon - Audrey's Magic Nine
We just added a great science resource to our collection of online databases...Science Online! Contact Mr. Dahlin or your science teacher for the login and password!
Listen to a great audiobook with your KCLS online student account: Middle Grade Audiobooks YA Audiobooks And don't forget...#HarryPotterAtHome – Read or listen to the first Harry Potter book. No wait:) Hundreds more eBooks by great authors such as Ransom Riggs, Marie Lu, James Dashner, Victoria Aveyard and Sarah Dessen are available HERE...no wait! Info on accessing KCLS eBooks and online audiobooks is available below!
Go to Destiny Discover for access to over 300 fiction E-Books and dozens of online audiobooks including The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley, Dumplin' by Julie Murphy, and The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett! Your Maywood Library account username is your student number without the zero in front and your password is your last name.
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!
All students should have received the logins/passwords needed for home access to the Maywood Library Online Databases available below. Please email Mr. Dahlin if you need help accessing these valuable online resources!
KCLS E-BOOKS! ONLINE AUDIOBOOKS! PREMIUM DATABASES FOR ONLINE RESEARCH! HOMEWORK HELP FROM LIVE TUTORS, 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 . 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.
access fiction e-books and audiobooks online
Log in to your Maywood Library account and you can access hundreds of fiction e-books and dozens of audiobooks online! Your username is your student # without the zero in front and your password is your last name.
Find books and other resources available from the King County Library System.
Log in to your Maywood Library account and you can access hundreds of fiction e-books 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 E-Books 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 E-Books and dozens of online audiobooks!
Many excellent nonfiction E-Books can be accessed directly from our Gale eBooks site. See Mr. Dahlin for the login/password for Gale eBooks.
E-Book of every National Geographic magazine from 1888 to 1994...CLICK HERE!
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. 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.
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.
See Mr. Dahlin for the password to this cool video site.
Provides profiles of thousands of influential people. See Mr. Dahlin for password.
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
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
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!
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.
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 first day of the club will be Monday, September 23.
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!
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!