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Just can’t get enough: Pinehurst!

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Thank you Pinehurst 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders as always for your warm welcome!  And thank you Carolyn, David, Jo, and Ms. J!

It was an honor to see the 8th grade students perform American Me during my visit.

Here are some of the books I brought with me to Pinehurst last week:

  1. Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25
  2. Etiquette and Espionage
  3. Seraphina
  4. The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
  5. The Living

Please visit the Lake City Branch this summer and fall for free prize books, programs, snacks, and Homework Help!

Here are some of the awesome summer programs at the Lake City Branch happening soon:

  • Bristlebots for Teens, Wednesday, June 25th, 2-4 pm
  • Divergent 60-Second Challenge for Teens,  Wednesday, July 9th, 2-4 pm
  • Create Your Own Flappy Bird Video Game for Teens, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2-4 pm
  • Gaming for Teens,  Wednesday, August 13th, 2-4 pm

Here is the list of books that Pinehurst readers recommend:

  1. I am the Messenger
  2. Mila 2.0
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  4. One Piece
  5. The Hunger Games
  6. Lockdown
  7. Divergent
  8. Cinder
  9. Wonder
  10. Little Bee
  11. Of Mice and Men
  12. Ready Player One

Congratulations graduating 8th graders!  I hope to see many of you at Hale or Ingraham next year, and I will see everyone else at Licton Springs in the fall!

Nancy @ Lake City

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Pinehurst K-8 : What are you reading?

Pinehurst K-8I’m so excited to see the 7th and 8th grade students in Jo’s classes here at Pinehurst.  Tell me all about all the great books that you are reading!

The summer program starts June 23.  Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

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  • Take advantage of the great book lists that Seattle Librarians compile just for you.
  • Get a personalized reading list of titles you’ll love: Your Next Five.
  • Zinio provides magazine reading at your fingertips.
  • Don’t forget that our e-books and e-audiobooks collections are growing all the time.
  • Download three free songs every week through Freegal. They’re yours to keep, too!
  • Hoopla is a new streaming service that the library offers. See what music, video, and audiobooks they have today.
  • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7 for all those burning questions that keep you up at night.
  • Arrange a group tour of Central Library…or just take the cell phone tour; it’s your “call.”
  • Visit a Seattle Museum for free!
  • Use Homework Help in-person at 11 Seattle libraries (throughout the school year) or check-out the online Homework Help. Both are great ways to advance your studies.

Lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

~ Nancy, Lake City Branch

Reading Marathon Winners!

Well, everyone who participated in the library’s middle school Reading Marathon last month is a winner.  Tons of prizes, food, books, and plenty of time to read.  Sounds like a perfect day to me.  🙂

Today, though, we want to recognize the winning school (with braggin’ rights and a championship banner) and the grand-prize winning reader (with a Kindle Fire HD!).

Reading Marathon Champs (sm)The winning school is….Pinehurst K-8.  This little school of 60 students had 35 readers in attendance…that’s over 50% of their student body!  They read a total of 133.5 hours, which means most of them read for all six hours.  I could go on, but we’ve asked Nancy from Lake City to write us an awesome recap of the event.  We’ll post that soon.  For now, we just want to say, “Way to go, Pinehurst!!

Elizabeth - kindle winnerAnd the grand-prize winning reader is… Elizabeth from Montlake.  Elizabeth read (for all six hours…see a trend?) at Green Lake and had a great time at the Reading Marathon.  We hope to have more from Elizabeth soon, but for now, she wants to say how happy she is to win the prize & how much she thanks the library…and thanks to you, Elizabeth, for reading, representing your school, and coming to the library!

The Reading Marathon was a huge success… all over the city.  315 teens participated between the six locations and read a whopping 1815 hours!  We couldn’t be happier with the awesome turn-out.

Did you attend the Reading Marathon?  Any stories or thoughts about it?  Want to share what you read or are reading now?  We’d love to hear from you!

Way to go, Seattle-area middle schoolers.  That was a crazy good time.  Hope to see you next year!