2022 Summer Library News
Keep reading to find out about checking out books for the summer, reading suggestions in all genres, what donations are accepted, the new library TikTok account @ecksteinlibrary, a snapshot of the library during 2021-2022, free audiobooks to OWN for the summer, and Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning and digital public library cards for all students!
Eckstein Library will check out books to students during the summer, including incoming 5th graders! Current Eckstein students can place books on hold by searching for the books below, logging in with their school account they use on school laptops, and clicking place hold. Go to the library catalog. Incoming 5th graders can put a hold with their current librarian or email Ms. Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note about reading at the middle school level:
Middle school is a wonderful age to be a reader. Children’s and young adult publishing is at the highest it’s ever been and the quality is superb.
Books published as children’s literature or middle grade literature tend to be books I could recommend to kids in elementary school and up, which does not mean that there is not a wide variation within that category or that they are written at a much lower level but rather that the content is accessible for all. Books published as young adult literature sometimes have more mature content and situations, such as language, romantic/sexual relationships, violence, or difficult issues facing teens. Every student and every family is different. Contact the librarian Erin Sterling at email@example.com if you want help choosing the right book for you!
Scroll through to find a book for you based on what you love.
- Realistic fiction about tough issues like The Hate You Give
- Heartwarming realistic fiction like Wonder
- Mystery thrillers like One of Us is Lying
- Mystery adventures like Stuart Gibbs’s Spy School series
- Horror books if you like Stephen King
- Funny books if you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Funny lighthearted books if you like Stand Up, Yumi Chung
- Funny Sci-Fi books if you like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
- History nonfiction if you like Unbroken
- Historical middle grade fiction if you like The War That Saved My Life
- Historical young adult fiction if you like Last Night at the Telegraph Club
- LGBTQ2IA+ books if you liked Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
- Tearjerkers if you like They Both Die at the End
- Survival stories if you like Hatchet
- Graphic novels if you like Smile
- Graphic novels if you like Amulet
- Historical graphic novels if you like Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales
- Memoir graphic novels if you like Almost American Girl
- Sports books if you like Ghost
- Novels in verse if you like Other Words for Home
- Lighthearted fantasy if you like Keeper of the Lost Cities
- Mythological fantasy if you like Rick Riordan’s books
- Fantasy romance if you like Throne of Glass.
- Manga at Eckstein
- Eckstein students’ favorite books of 2021-2022
Spring cleaning? Consider donating some of these items needed for the Eckstein Library MakerSpace (including crafts and games), furniture, or popular books!
Drop off at main office with Eckstein Library noted on the box or email Ms. Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eckstein Library now has a TikTok account in addition to Instagram!
Follow @ecksteinlibrary on TikTok and Instagram for book suggestions and more!
2021-2022 Eckstein Library Stats
Eagles Read are 50 book titles in a diverse range of interests selected by Ms. Sterling! Earn a button for every book you read, be entered in random drawings for prizes, and participate in discussions with students and staff through the year.
- Your library barcode: 990000 + Student ID #
- found on the Source
- Your library pin: birthday (mmdd)
- example January 2 = 0102
Take a look at:
- Libby: for ebooks, audiobooks and more
- Hoopla: Comics
- Flipster: free magazines
- LinkedIn Learning: video tutorials on everything from programming languages to video editing to graphic design and more
Audiobook Sync: free audiobooks to OWN for the summer!
Sign-up to get free audiobooks to read. Every week, 2 new audiobooks are available. You need to sign up and use the free Sora app.
Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning!
What’s going to get you excited about reading? Try one of the options linked here or shown below!
Librarian: Erin Sterling
Main Office: 206-252-5010
Eckstein Social Media Accounts
- Library: @ecksteinlibrary
- TikTok: @ecksteinlibrary
- ASB/Leadership: @insideeckstein
- Yearbook: @ecksteinyearbook
The Eckstein library‘s mission is to create a sophisticated 21st century learning environment that offers a full range of print and electronic resources that provide equal learning opportunities to all students. The library is a place of opportunity that offers students access to a collection of classic and contemporary print and electronic resources, as well as the chance to explore technology that they can integrate into their learning.