SHS Library News:

SHS LIBRARY SCHEDULE:

  • M/Tu/Th/Fri: 7:15AM-3:30PM. *Signs will be posted for any library closures.
  • Wednesday: 7:15AM-12:40PM

Tuesday, April 16th: Library fully closed before school through 1st lunch for BSD School Board Visit.

Wednesday, April 17th: Library closed at 12:40PM for monthly staff PD.

Thursday, April 18th: Library closed at 3pm for Attendance Workshop

Friday, April 19th: Library closed at 3pm for Attendance Workshop

Tuesday, April 23rd: Panorama Survey – modified schedule.

  • 8:00-11:55AM: Library fully closed periods 1-4 for ASVAB Testing. ALL library materials, supplies and printers will NOT be available during testing. Students who regularly sign into the library may go to the cafeteria. All other students should return to class.
  • Library closed at 3pm for Attendance Workshop.

Weds, April 24th: Library closed at 3pm for Attendance Workshop.

Thurs, April 25th: Library closed at 3PM for Attendance Workshop.

Fri, April 5, 2024: Library closed after school at 3PM.


April is School Library Month!

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians’ celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school libraries play in transforming learning.The AASL efforts for a national School Library Month were spearheaded by Lucille Thomas, chair of the School Library Media Month Committee. Thomas was appointed by President Judy King in 1983. Their work came to fruition on April 1, 1985, when AASL officials, local and national dignitaries got the first School Library Month off to a rousing start with a ceremony on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. Learn more about the history of School Library Month.

 


Celebrate National Library Week: April 7-13, 2024!

About National Library Week

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee’s goals were ambitious.  They ranged from “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time” to “improving incomes and health” and “developing strong and happy family life.”

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!”  The 2023 celebration marks the 65th anniversary of the first event.

Read more about the history of National Library Week at American Libraries magazine, and check out the list of past National Library Week themes.

Future dates for National Library Week:
April 6-12, 2025
April 19-25, 2026

 


April is also National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry. Check out our POET-TREE and lighted display with examples of poetry, and novels in verse.

Interesting Poetry Facts:
  • The most popular poetry form in the world is the Haiku.
  • The longest poem in the world is the Indian epic Mahabharata.
  • The shortest poem is “The Shortest and Sweetest of Songs” by George MacDonald. It has just two words – “Come Home.”
  • The oldest poem is The Babylon Epic of Gilgamesh.
  • Poetry can increase your vocabulary.

Check out our poems, novels in verse and other works of poetry in our library!

 

 

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.