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We need Homework Help volunteers! Spread the word!

HHThe Seattle Public Library is seeking volunteers to assist K-12 students with homework assignments and developing literacy and mathematics skills throughout the 2014-2015 school year.

Anne Vedella, the Library’s volunteer services coordinator, said successful Homework Helpers are comfortable interacting with students of all ages individually and in small groups. She explained that Homework Help is a drop-in program for students. “A volunteer does not work with one student throughout the school year,” she said. “Each week, the students and their requests for academic support may be different.”

“We are seeking volunteers who are well-rounded academically and enjoy helping students learn,” Vedella said. “You don’t need to be a subject expert to participate, although that is helpful, especially in the areas of math, reading, writing and science.”

You can find Homework Help (for all your school-related needs) at the following locations from Sept. 8, 2014, through June 11, 2015:

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School Your Parents @ Delridge

School Your ParentsSchool Your Parents!

Today, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Teach your parents about how the Library can help you succeed in school and have a great school year.

At the School Your Parents night, you’ll discover a wealth of Library resources for parents, caregivers and students.

Come to the Delridge Branch to:
– Explore Library resources that will help with school assignments
– Meet our super Homework Help volunteers
– Take part in a fun scavenger hunt
– Enjoy refreshments and prizes!

Want more info?  Call Delridge @ 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian!


Sundays Are Special! @ DLR

Sundays are SpecialJoin us for a Sundays are Special celebration! @ Delridge today from 2 – 3:30pm!

15 branches have new Sunday hours and we’re celebrating at each location with the Check-Out Challenge, refreshments and crafts.

Thanks to the passage of the Library levy, 15 more branches will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning in 2013. That means that every Library location will be open on Sundays.

Sundays are Special celebrations feature refreshments and a craft event for families, along with the Check-Out Challenge game and information about new Library services.

Check-Out Challenge
Pick up a Check-Out Challenge game card. Visit any Library location on Sundays between Jan. 6 and May 5 to get your card stamped. Patrons with 15 stamps can enter a prize-drawing for a chance to win a book lover’s basket and lunch with the city librarian.

Apply for a new Library card
New cards feature iconic images of Seattle and an illustrated card designed to appeal to children!

Call Delridge @ 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

Teen Review: The House of the Scorpion

SCORPIONTitle: The House of the Scorpion

Summary: In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
I started reading it because…  I had to read it for a Book Club in Reading Class and our group decided on this book because everyone recommended it and it sounds weird but interesting.
I kept reading because… I had to finish it for my Book Club and it kept me on the edge of my seat thinking: what will Matt do?
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: Grow up being a President of United States.
Six Word Recap: Matt faces ongoing problems in life.
This book reminded me of… racism, how people are treated differently just because they are different from everyone else. Like Matt who is a clone and everyone thinks he is a monster and should be put in jail but he is no different from everyone else. I think this book is saying that we should stop racism.
Websites of interest: Nancy Farmer
Khoa, Delridge Teen Blogger

Teen Review: Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading

Author: Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson)… you’ll get it after reading the book!
Summary: All his life Charlie Joe has tried every way to avoid reading by buying lunch to his friend and his friend will read the book and tell him about it, but then everyone finds out about this secret he is trying keep from his parents for the last 5 years.  There was an assignment at the end of the year called the Position Paper he has to read a lot of books about a subject and report it.  But here’s the problem: he doesn’t like reading.  What will he do to find a way out of this assignment or will he actually read the books?
I started reading it because… I heard it was a really funny and hilarious book from my friends and teachers.
I kept reading because… It was just so hard to stop and it was so tempting so skip to the end and finds out what will happen because the book was really good.
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: Be the laziest guy on earth.  🙂
Six Word Recap: Complicated Middle School Life of Charlie.
This book reminded me of how some people really procrastinates and the procrastinations have consequences. Charlie Joe avoids reading and his life is so messed up and so complicated. People always procrastinates and they will have consequence either big or small these consequence can make your life worse.
Websites of interest: Tommy Greenwald
Khoa, Delridge Teen Blogger