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Silver Beach Open House (2021-22)

Welcome to the Silver Beach Library!

Silver Beach loves to read!  We have a library that  supports the diverse interest and academic needs of our school community.  Stop by soon!

Silver Beach Library Catalog


5th Grade Book Trailers (2022)

Mrs. Hayes’ Class

Mrs. Williams’ Class

Mr. Lear’s Class


Library Information and Technology Framework

  • Information and technology literacy instruction
  • Reading advocacy
  • Information and resource management services

All three of these areas are essential components of a school library information and technology (LIT) program that helps ensure that the students of Washington State are effective users and producers of information and ideas. Learning, enjoying and participating in reading and technology are the most important keys to success in our busy world. The Silver Beach Library’s job is to ensure that students have these skills.

Checkout Policy

We allow students to have up to 8 books checked out.  Students can keep books for a long as 3 weeks.

We generally encourage our younger students to checkout only 2-3 books during their classroom visits.  This ensures that hopefully students are continuously recycling books and rarely have overdue ones.

Please help your child to remember to bring any library books from home that they are done with.

Students in grades 2-5, have daily opportunities to exchange or checkout more books throughout the week.

Students that have not finished reading a book, may bring their book to the library to renew it for 3 more weeks.  We are happy to renew books if it is not on hold for another student.

Students that have overdue books will not be able to check out additional library books until the book(s) are returned or a library fine resolved.  Fines or replacements for lost or damaged books may be paid in the library.  If the book is found and returned in good condition within the school year that it was lost, any money collected as a fine on that book will be refunded.


YETI 2023

Enthusiasm will be high as students read and practice for our annual competition & celebration of 12 really fantiastic and diverse books! The list of this year’s nominees is below. Fourth and fifth graders who love to read, enjoy trivia and like a little competition, may self select, form teams and divide up the books to read.


YETI Book List will be updated soon!


Mrs. Cleary will introduce the competition and more final details early this winter.

Self serve practice quizzes will most likely be available starting in January, with culminating school and a possible city-wide celebration most likely  Mid March-April. This is a fairly independent activity that the kids self-manage on their own.


Some sites related to reading:

Caldecott Medal -This national award goes to the “best” picture book.

Newbery Award -This award goes to the best chapter book.

Sasquatch Award-Funny award name! Kids in Washington State named the award and will select the winner.

ReadKiddoRead!– Excellent website put together by author James Patterson.  Geared towards young male readers.

Washington Childrens’ Choice Picture Book Award-This award is given by the children of Washington State who listen to the picture books and vote for their favorite.

Books in a Series-The Mid Continent Library has a wonderful list of book series.  It is updated on a regular basis.

Children’s Literature Web Guide-Lots of information about books for kids.

Author Sites-Need to learn about an author?  Wonder when their next book might be coming?  Try this site.

American Library Association Author Page-More places to look for favorite authors.