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    Welcome to the Emerson Library.

    The Mission of the Emerson Library is to foster a love of reading, to empower scholars to be effective users and producers of digital and print information, and to provide a welcoming, exciting and useful space for learning. Come visit us on Emerson's third floor!


    We have $5000 worth of New Books!

    Thanks to our generous donors, the Emerson library has hundreds of new books!

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    We are so grateful for the continuing support of The Northwest Literacy Foundation (NWLF), which for many years has been a generous donor to the Emerson Library. This year, they awarded us a $3000 grant of new books from University Bookstore! Just before winter break, 3 NWLF board members made the delivery. Mr. Sok's students were excited to welcome and thank them, and to get a first look at our new books.

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    Additionally, Emerson was one of seven Seattle schools to be awarded a $2000 grant from the Washington State Library to refresh our nonfiction collection, which we used to buy new books about sports, crafts, pets, and science. Those books were also delivered just before winter break. 

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    It's time again for the Seattle Public Library's Global Reading Challenge, a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children take part in a "Quiz Bowl" game to determine the winner for the city of Seattle. Learn more about the Global Reading Challenge and get a preview of this year's books on the Seattle Public Library's website.

    This year, all 4th & 5th grade Emerson students are reading the challenge books, and will be able to participate in the school competition on February 16th. Our winning team will compete at the Central Library in a semi-final match with several other Seattle public schools on February 27th. Additionally, our 4th & 5th graders will take a field trip to the Central Library on February 8th for a presentation by Kim Baker, the author of PICKLE, one of this year's challenge books.




    Teacher-Librarian: Tina Buster
    Office Phone: 206-252-7090


    Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


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