Cedar Park Elementary Library serves the pre-K through 5th grade students at Cedar Park Elementary.
Goals include inspiring lifelong readers, developing critical thinkers, and nurturing compassionate global citizens. View our three-part mission here.
In addition to supplying students with armfuls of books to love, our library program will offer robust support for our classrooms' expeditionary themes via targeted resources, research guidance, and technology tools to inspire creative project development.
Cedar Park library offers a combination fixed and flexible schedule. Each class, pre-K through 5th grade visits for a fixed time each week during which I highlight books in our collection (via stories and/or book talks), teach information literacy skills, and support students in book selection.
I also offer additional flex library times for research support, collaborative lessons, and special projects.
I will join the rest of the Cedar Park staff in offering IDEA enrichment classes on Wednesdays.
Seattle Public Library
Beloved Lake City Children's Librarian Nancy Pew will partner with us for special events during the school year. Nancy is well respected for her vibrant arts programming and strong community connections; I am honored to have her alongside us.
After careful research, we chose Phinney Books as the vendor for our Fall Book Fair. We appreciate its small, independent spirit, lively book selection, and quality of service. (They also share our love for instant cameras and inspired our "favorite book" gallery!) They will be with us on November 9th, as part of our school-wide Literacy Night.
Children's Film Festival Seattle (CFFS)
This magical and inspiring international event for kids, organized and curated with great care by the talented Elizabeth Shepherd, take place every February at Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill. We are thrilled to invite our entire Cedar Park community to attend field trip film programs in March and take part in related projects. Read more here.
FAMILY CHECK OUT
We are so eager to get our glowing new books into the hands of our young readers! To maximize circulation, we will work up to a checkout limit of 5 books at a time for our students in K-5. Pre-K students will be offered an opportunity to check out 1 one book per weekly visit.
If K-5 students are ready for new books before their scheduled library times, they are invited to visit during flex checkout times offered throughout the week. I am pleased to invite families to get their own library card, book browse, and receive targeted recommendations for your child. Please come by!
FAMILY CHECK OUT
Tuesdays & Thursdays