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    Welcome to the Whittier Library!

    The Whittier Library has a regular library schedule for Whittier students, as well as open checkout times for students who want to visit the library more frequently. 

    Kindergarteners and 1stgraders will have check-out on their set library day (classroom teachers will let you know the schedule), and grades 2-5 will have a library skills lesson and checkout every other week. There are also various open library times for students to checkout new books and use the Makerspace. If your child is a quick reader, please encourage them to return book(s) any time during the week (there is a bin outside the library). This allows for faster restocking, giving other children an opportunity to read a great book! Students may return and checkout new books before and after school if the library is open. Please see the schedule below.

    Parents: I hope you will take a moment to stop by the library to introduce yourself and enjoy our beautiful library. After all, our library isn't just for students and staff. It's a place for all members of our school community to cultivate a love of reading and learning for pleasure or knowledge.

    Note: If you have overdue books from last year, it's never too late to return them!


    Library Hours

    Monday, 8:20AM - 10:00AM
    Tuesday, 7:25PM - 2:55PM
    Wednesday, 7:25AM - 3:55PM
    Thursday, 7:25AM - 2:05PM 

    Library Due Dates and Fines:

    All library books may be kept for 2 weeks before being marked as overdue. Students may renew books unless another student has placed the book(s) on hold.

    There are no fines for late books, but students with more than two overdue items may not check out additional items until overdue materials are returned.

    Lost or Damaged Materials:

    In the event that a library book has been lost or damaged beyond repair, we ask that families pay for the book or replace it with a new or gently-used copy. Most titles can be found at your favorite local bookstore or online vendor. Please speak directly with the librarian prior to purchasing a replacement.

    Behavior Expectations:

    Be Safe

    • Always walk in the library
    • Keep your own personal space

    Be Respectful

    • Walk in quietly
    • Use a whisper voice
    • Stand behind line for checkout and patiently wait your turn

    Be Responsible

    • Treat books with care
    • Return books on time
    • Use shelf markers when browsing and put items back where they belong
    • Listen to adults and instructions

    Library Catalog
    Online Student Resources

    Contact Info:
    Sarah Newcomb, Librarian
    shnewcomb@seattleschools.org
    206-252-1661