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    Purpose Statement

    The Van Asselt Library is a warm and welcoming place fostering in students a love for reading.  The library encourages students to read for purpose and for pleasure.  The librarian teaches lessons about reading strategies and research and technology skills related to Common Core State Standards.    

    The library also functions as a second computer lab.  Students use these computers for research and writing as well as practicing typing skills using Typing Agent. The Van Asselt Library welcomes families to support their students in 21st century learning.  


    Global Reading Challenge

    Van Asselt students are gearing up for the Seattle Public Library Global Reading Challenge. Over 60 students are participating on 11 teams for the largest challenge at Van Asselt.  The winners of the challenge will advance to the semi-finals at the Seattle Public Library.  

    Team players keep reading over break.  Take the quizzes which are online.  Just press the link below.  You can take the test more than once.  

    Remember the password is grc.

    Tua and the Elephant:

    Hana’s Suitcase:

    The Shakespeare Stealer:

    Heart of a Samurai:

    Saving Kabul Corner:

    El Deafo:

    The One and Only Ivan:

    How Tia Lola Saved the Summer:

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda:

    P.S. Be Eleven:

    If the link does not work, just type in the URL address in the URL window.  Remember the contest is called Global Reading Challenge so some of the books will be a challenge. You can look up the book titles on the web and see what information is available. There are also book trailers available.

    Global Reading Challenge Important Dates:

    Thursday, February 11, 2016:  GRC Semi-Finals to be held in the cafeteria.

    Field trips to Seattle Public Library (Downtown):

    4th Grade GRC Participants:  Katherine Applegate, author of "The One and Only Ivan" and "Home of the Brave".  February 3, 2016

    5th Grade GRC Participants:  Margi Preus, author of "Heart of a Samurai" and "The Bamboo Sword", the companion to "Heart of a Samurai". January 28, 2016

    Contact Info:
    Phone: (206) 252-7512
    Main Office: (206) 252-7500

    8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.

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