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    Eckstein Library Newsletter

    Happy End of Year!

    Wow, what a year it's been! Some highlights from the library this year:


    • The Library Lunch Club was a great success this year! We had Maker Mondays and a lot of creative use of the library.

    • Ms. Sterling gave booktalks on a monthly basis for 6th and 8th grade and a weekly basis for 7th grade students!

    • Fabulous student-run library events included a MakerFest each semester with 6th grade computer scientists, a Haunted Library in the fall, and Harry Potter Land in the spring!

    In this newsletter, find a bunch of different resources, including Seattle Public Library summer reading, suggestions from Ms. Sterling, the upgraded MakerSpace coming next fall, the library Instagram account, and more! 

    Seattle Public Library Resources for Students, including Teen Book Bingo!

    Did you know all middle and high school students have a digital library card with Seattle Public Library using their student ID#? Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks through OverDrive/Libby, read digital versions of graphic novels through Hoopla - check out this link for more information and more possibilities!


    Username: 990000 followed by student ID number found on The Source


    Password: Birthdate in MMDD form (must be 4 numbers, no year)

    SPL Summer of Learning

    Teen Book Bingo!

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    Try out teen book bingo this summer - read books and earn prizes from the library! Pro tip: each box has a list of suggestions by clicking on it.

    Eckstein Eagles Read Project Lit

    Next year, Eckstein is proud to be a chapter of Project Lit Community, a national literacy movement of educators and students committed to increasing access to diverse books and promoting a love of reading. 20 middle grade*and 20 YA books are chosen in a variety of genres each year. Check out the list here

    *Middle Grade books are appropriate for all ages; YA books might have more mature references.

    Project Lit

    Reading Lists!

    Want some suggestions? Try out Ms. Sterling's book suggestions in one of the genres below!

    2019 Students' Fave Books
    Fantasy and Sci-Fi
    Action and Adventure
    Graphic Novels
    Realistic Fiction (more mature)
    Realistic Fiction (lighthearted)
    Historical Fiction
    HorrorTeen NonfictionAdult Books for Teens


    The Eckstein Library Instagram has restarted! Check it out or follow for book suggestions, book and maker related events, and other items of interest!

    Online Academic Resources

    Students use these resources during the school year, but they can also use them during the summer! Find book suggestions with Novelist, find out more about authors with KidReads, learn some Washington State history with HistoryLink, and more! Some resources require a username and password, shown below. 

    Username: studentsps

    Password: access

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    Upgraded MakerSpace!

    Eckstein Library's MakerSpace is getting an upgrade! We will have: 3D printers, a laser cutter, a button maker, sewing machines, a heat press, photo and video equipment, and more! Some students have been selected to be MakerSpace Engineers, but we are also looking for parent volunteers who are skilled in any sort of maker area as well as donations. Contact the librarian Erin Sterling for more!


    Contact Info

    Want book recommendations, thinking about volunteering next year on an ongoing or one-time basis, questions about research skills and the upgraded MakerSpace? Contact the librarian Erin Sterling at