Welcome to the Echo Lake Library where discovery happens!
- Library Information
- Special Events
- Book Awards
- Technology Use and Responsibilities
- How to Log In to KCLS
- How to Log In to Google From Home
- District Library Materials Selection Policy
All Kindergarten - 5th grade students visit the library once a week with their class for a regularly scheduled 45-minute class. Students will listen to and discuss stories, learn research skills, understand Internet safety, plus other relevant and topical library and information lessons.
Before school: M - F, 8:30 - 8:50am
After school: M - T, 3:30 - 3:50pm
During the school day: with special exception the library is closed to individuals as classes are in session. Students can visit the library with a pass during the special exceptions.
We hope that books that are lost or damaged can be replaced. Options for replacing books.
Buy a new or gently used copy of the book (Third Place Books has new and used books)
Purchase a book from the library wish list
Contact Jean Bolivar, the librarian if you are unable to pay for or replace lost or damaged item.
Students learn responsibility when they keep track of their library books, ensure they stay in good condition, and know when to return them.
October 30 - November 3 - Conference Week Online starting October 27th
The Echo Lake Library will host an in-person Scholastic Book Fair.
The Book Fair will be open:
Before school M-F: 8:30 -9:05
After school M, Tu, TH, F: 12:00- 3:40
Thursday, November 2nd until 6:30
For Bus Riders only: Wednesday and Thursday 9:05 - 9:30
We need volunteers to make the Book Fair run smoothly. You can sign up here to cover a shift or two or three. 😁 VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
You need to have gone through the district's background check process which can be found here.
eWallets: A cash-free digital payment account
Expectations for Using District Technology
At the start of each year, students submit an Individual User Access Informed Consent and Release Form (en español) that is signed by both the student and parent. The form details the expectations for student use of technology and lists the violations that would result in a student losing access to district provided technology.
Our school district uses filtering technology to keep our students safe when using online resources.
Chromebooks and School Google Accounts
Students in grades 2-5 use Chromebooks to access district curriculum as well as school Google accounts and internet resources. View the presentation on the Care and Responsible Use of Chromebooks and Google Accounts
Shoreline School District's Digital Citizenship Curriculum
It takes a team effort to teach our students the necessary internet skills and awareness they will need to succeed and stay safe online. Teacher-Librarians, classroom teachers, and our district's Technology Specialists work together to teach our students how to use technology effectively and responsibly. Through Library and classroom based lessons, students are taught how to access, evaluate, read, cite, create, and share electronic resources. At the same time, they are learning to be safe, responsible, and informed users of online information. Over the years, as students participate in new learning activities and review previously learned concepts, students develop an ever-expanding understanding of digital media and internet safety.
We believe that students, staff, and parents can work together to keep ourselves informed and safe as our digital age continues to create new opportunities and challenges.
The Shoreline School district has approved the use of Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship Curriculum for teaching internet skills and awareness to students in grades 1-5. The curriculum covers many issues, including how to respond to cyberbullying.
Parent Resources From Common Sense Media
- Parent Concerns and Internet Safety
- Parenting Tips
- Parenting, Media and Everything In-Between
- Common Sense Media Reviews – Read ratings and age recommendations for movies, games, apps, websites, television shows, books, and music
Tweens, Teens, Cell Phones, and Social Media - Parents and students often discuss the use of cell phones and social media in elementary school. Legally, the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act" states that children under the age of 13 are not allowed to sign up for social media accounts. Examples: Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
The following information was shared with families by Einstein Middle School. The guidelines shared are also helpful in elementary school. Families, we need your help. Social media can be a tricky beast for our young people to navigate. Please take a minute to consider these suggestions to help your teen/tween develop healthy phone habits and online activities.
- Check phones in at a specific time and in a central place – with the adults! – each night.
- Regularly talk with your child about what’s happening online. Have them show you their accounts on their own devices. Talk about things they see, questions they have, any concerns going on.
- Lots of parents turn off data during the day – great idea!
- If your family’s policy is to not have any social media until a specific age – stand strong! We have lots of kids who don’t have any social media until at least 8th grade and often into high school.
- Remind your student that the rule at school is “off and away until the end of the day.” Please know that your student can always ask to give you a call or turn on their phone to shoot you a quick text. But they are put in an awkward situation when you expect them to answer text messages from you when their phone is actually supposed to be turned off.
- Please continue to reinforce the need to report concerns they have.
King County Library System (KCLS) offers K-12 students in the KCLS service area a student account. It is a special kind of library account. It uses a student’s school ID number instead of a physical library card. Student accounts provide full access to:
eBooks and downloadable material
Databases for research and homework help such as:
Student accounts do now allow students to:
Check out physical materials from libraries.
Use public computers inside the library.
Print from library printers.
Once logged into a student’s Shoreline SD Chrome account, go to the Shoreline Bookmark Bar and select King County Library System.
From here, a student decides what kind of resource: eBook/audiobook or Database
If a student wants to borrow an eBook or Audiobook, select the icon.
Search for the kind of book and check availability
Enter student’s library card number: 412 + student ID**
Enter Pin: last 4 digits of student ID**
If a student wants to look at a database, select the Database icon. There are many to choose from.
Look for the library card icon next to the database that requires a login using the student’s library card number and pin.**
Enter student’s library card number: 412 + student ID
Enter Pin: last 4 digits of student ID
**Once logged in to a resource, a student can save the username & pin so they won’t have to enter it in each time.
Create an SSD Chrome Profile on a Non-District Device
This is a step by step guide to add a Shoreline School District Google profile to a home device. From there, students can access the ClassLink Portal and district resources. This can be done on any device: tablet, phone, or personal computer. Please contact your teacher, school librarian, or tech office (middle/high schools) for additional support.
Open your browser
(Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc). Chrome is best for Google Apps.
Go to www.google.com and check in the upper right hand of your screen to see if other family members already have Chrome profiles created. Depending on if it is a shared computer, sign other users out or add an account. This is a great family discussion to decide if multiple Google Chrome user profiles will be set up on the same computer.
To sign in, enter your district Google address. Get this information from your teacher. Double-check spelling.
(first initial + last initial + 7 digit student email@example.com)
Example: firstname.lastname@example.org or mb1001234
A Shoreline Public Schools login box will pop up.
Enter your district username. It is the first part of your email address to the left of the @ symbol.
Example: username: mb0991234 or mb1001234
**The password students use to log in to their school Chromebook is the same one they log in to their Google Chrome profile.
In some classes and grade levels, students have changed their password and it's the default password. If they don’t remember, please ask their teacher or librarian.
Make sure to click, “Sync Data” so the Shoreline Bookmarks will pop up in the Bookmark Bar.
Once you are signed in, go to Shoreline Bookmarks and scroll down to the ClassLink Portal.
When logging in to ClassLink, please click on the “Sign in with Google” tab.
Students will now have access to their Google Drive and ClassLink plus district resources including all the district curriculum.
All school librarians follow the Shoreline School District board Policy #2021 when selecting material for our school libraries.
A. Library Collection Development
This procedure guides teacher-librarians and informs the community about the process for selecting, acquiring, evaluating and maintaining library materials. The objective of each school library media program is to implement, support and enrich the educational program of the district.
To best meet the unique needs of each school, the district will strive to create a library collection based upon an assessment of student and staff needs. This will be accomplished by:
Providing resource materials, both curricular and personal for students and faculty;
Providing materials that meet the interest, vocabulary, maturity, and ability levels of all students;
Fostering reading as a lifelong activity through pleasurable exposure to printed and digital materials; and
Including materials in the collection because of their academic, literary and/or artistic value and merit.
B. Library Materials and Electronic Resources
Library materials or digital services are those items accessible through the library media center program, which provide support for an area of the curriculum, information for independent study, or resources for enrichment and recreational interest. Electronic resources include access to electronic documents, databases and websites.
C. Suggestions for Acquisition
Suggestions for acquisition or electronic resources may originate from students, parents, community members and teachers. Library/media staff will weigh requests, evaluate materials and select those which fulfill the needs of the instructional program. Teacher-Librarians in each school determine final selections.
1. The teacher-librarian may use professional reviewing materials, and the judgment of teachers, principals, and teacher-librarian peer to aid in the selection process. Professional reviewing materials include:
a. Current reviews–Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Hornbook, English Journal, Choice, and other professional and commercial periodicals that review materials objectively.
Book Collection series, Bowker’s Best Books for Children,AAAS
Science Book List for Young Adults; materials suggested by the National Councils of Teachers of English and Social Studies; and other professional publications which evaluate material.
2. All items selected for placement in the school library will meet one or more of the following criteria:
Support and be consistent with the general educational goals of the State of Washington and Shoreline School District and the aims and objectives of individual schools and specific courses.
Support and be consistent with school library media and information literacy standards established by the American Association of School Librarians as well as content area standards established by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington.
Meet high standards of quality in factual content and presentation.
Contain appropriate subject matter for the age, emotional development, ability level, learning styles, and social development of the students for whom they are selected.
Serve the intended purpose, in both physical form and appearance for library materials.
Help students gain an awareness of our pluralistic society.
Motivate students and staff to examine their own duties, responsibilities, rights, and privileges as participating citizens in our society, and to make informed judgments in their daily lives.
Withstand scrutiny based on their strengths rather than rejected for their weakness.
Clarify historical and contemporary forces by presenting and analyzing intergroup tension and conflict objectively, placing emphasis on recognizing and understanding social and economic problems.
Materials donated to the school library will be accepted or declined in accordance with the criteria applied to the purchase of materials.
F. Collection Assessment
De-selection (weeding) of outdated and damaged materials is a natural part of the library’s life cycle and maintenance of the quality and integrity of the collection. The teacher-librarian will evaluate the library collection on a continuing basis in order to assure that the collection meets the mission statement and goals of the Shoreline School District.
G. Considerations for De-selection
Currency–The subject matter is out of date or no longer relevant to the instructional program
Physical Condition–Item is worn, soiled, missing pages, antiquated in appearance or unattractive;
Not circulating for a reasonable amount of time;
Superseded by newer editions;
Perpetuates cultural, ethnic, or sexual stereotypes;
Inappropriate reading level; or
Unneeded duplication of materials.
Hi. I love working at Echo Lake. Being the librarian gives me a chance to learn something new every day, and it brings me great joy to help children find books to love.
I’m a native east coaster but have lived on the west coast now for more years than on the east. I live in Seattle with my husband. Right now our only pet is our dog, Baxter, but we’ve shared our home with cats, fish, pet rats, and chickens. I love theater, dance, traveling, hiking, camping, and cooking.
Please reach out if you have questions about books or technology for your child.