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"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

-Dr Seuss

Welcome to the Kokanee Library!

The Kokanee Library is an inviting, resource-rich place where students and staff can find the information they need to be successful. The library boasts over 13,000 books and materials available for students, staff and parents.  These items can be located using our Online Patron Access Catalog (OPAC) which is available outside school through Destiny Quest.
 
We have a diverse collection of materials located in the following sections of the library:

  • Non-Fiction (Dewey #000-999)
  • Fiction/Novels (F)
  • Picture Books (P)
  • Graphic Novels (GN)
  • Beginning Chapter Books (BC)

The library uses educational technology, desktop computers for searching the catalog, and a mobile Chromebook cart that students use to access our library catalog, online resources, and work on individual and group projects. The library also has an instructional area with a laptop, projector, and interactive whiteboard.

Library Resources

Library Links

Citation Resources

Cite This For Me
A user-friendly way to create citations for websites, books, articles and more!

Citation Machine
Another easy-to-use website to create citations for your research.

Easy Bib
Another easy way to create your own citations.

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
A great resource to learn about citation rules. It includes examples and tips for creating your own works with citations and bibliography.

Class Resources

All Grades

K and 1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Coding Classes

Databases

Worldbook Online - The "go-to" online encyclopedia for Northshore students. It includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced interface.


CultureGrams - An excellent database that contains information on countries, U.S states, and Canadian provinces.


eLibrary -  Provides elementary student level access to the vast ProQuest database. It include all kinds of reference information as well as newspapers, videos, photos, transcripts, magazines, and websites.


King County Library System (KCLS)  - The KCLS online catalog portal.


Sno-Isle  - The Snohomish County Sno-Isle online catalog portal.


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SIRS Discover - A ProQuest database search tool for kids that includes keyword searching and subject topic browsing.


 Follett - The Kokanee Library Catalog 

KCLS Partnership

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The Northshore School District and the King County Library System (KCLS) have partnered to create digital library cards for all students. At King County Library System Student Accounts, students have access to KCLS databases, ebooks, and audiobooks using their district student ID. This is a digital library card so there is no need to worry about fines, fees, or even returning your books since it is all online!

To access KCLS accounts, students can:

  1. Go to King County Library System Student Accounts.
  2. Select Elementary School Students.
  3. Select Overdrive ebooks for Kids.

From there students can search for a book or log in with the purple sign-in button. Log in information is as follows:

  • Library Card number = 417 followed by their student ID
  • PIN = last 4 digits of their student ID
     

NoodleTools

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NoodleTools is a web-based subscription service paid for by the Northshore School District. It is an excellent resource to help students with all their research needs including note-taking, citations, outlines and more! The NoodleTools website is integrated with students' Google accounts, making it very easy to use and sync information. 
  
Need helping logging in or understanding how to use NoodleTools? See the NoodleTools Help Desk.

Search Tools

Kiddle
A kid-friendly search engine from Google that prevents inappropriate searches by students and also filters search results.

Kid Friendly Search
Banner links to kid friendly sites organized by subject area.

KidsClick!
A search site designed for kids by librarians - with kid-friendly results!

Kid Rex!
Safe search for kids by kids!

National Geographic Kids
Kid-friendly version of the popular magazine focusing on animals and nature.

Safe Search Kids
This is a safe Google search engine for kids!

Library Policies

Student Access

Students have scheduled library times weekly, as well as individual access before school and during open lunch recesses as staff are available. Each class has a 45-minute block of time where they come to the library for a 30 minute skills lesson and a 15 minute checkout. Books are checked out for one week (novels for two weeks) and can be renewed.

Library FAQ

How many times will my child come to library?
Classes come to library ONCE per week for 45 minutes.

Help! I turned my child's book to the public library!
No worries, it happens all the time. It takes a few weeks for the book to be mailed back to us. Your child will be able to checkout as normal. Please let the library staff know and we will work with you.

How many books can I check out at time?
Students can check out at least TWO books. Primary students will be strongly encouraged to check out at least one Just Right book at their reading level. Fifth grade students are expected to check out a novel regularly. This is of course as long as the child doesn't have any overdue or lost items.

How long can my child keep a library book?
Picture books and Just Right books may be checked out for ONE week and all other books are checked out for TWO weeks. A book can be renewed as long as someone else doesn't have the book on hold.

Can my child log into his/her account from home?
Yes! A student may log into his/her library account from school or home. This is helpful if the student wants to find out information about his/her library status, to create customized reading lists, or to place a hold. Just go to the library catalog page and look for the "Log In" link in the upper right portion of the page. The student uses his/her District log in information.

Can parents volunteer in the library?
Yes! The library relies on a team of hardworking, dedicated volunteers to function. Parent volunteers do tasks like check-in, check-out, shelving, processing new books, updating library materials, assisting students/staff, and manning the circulation desk. Training is provided in computer skills, library collection maintenance, and book repair/processing. It's a very rewarding experience in a stimulating, fast-paced environment. If you are interested, please contact librarian Jenni McKnight (jmcknight@nsd.org).

When is the library open?
During regular school hours, parents and students may stop by the library to return books or take care of library business. Students are welcome to use the computers in the library for research anytime during the day with permission from their teacher (provided a library staff member or parent is available to supervise).

What if my child loses or damages a book?
You may either pay the replacement cost of the book or replace the book with an exact NEW copy. We only accept hardback books as a replacement. It is suggested that replacement books match the ISBN of the old book if possible. We ask that damaged items be returned in whatever condition.

Can students volunteer in the library?
Absolutely! Fifth grade students may fill out a Volunteer Service Application that is available from the main office. Both the parent and the teacher must sign the form. Students may volunteer as many days per week as they want. Most student volunteers work during lunch recess but opportunities in AM (before school) and during the school day may be available.

Does the library accept book donations?
We generally don't accept donations of used books because of the amount of work that goes into cataloging and processing them. Due to the amount of library staff time involved in book processing, we buy library bound, preprocessed books from specific library vendors only. However, if you have a lightly used hardback copy of a popular title, please ask the librarian if it can be accepted.

Is the library catalog available from home?
Yes! Please go to http://library.nsd.org. Click on Kokanee and you're in! Not only can you access the library catalog but also many of the subscription databases as well. Your student will need to login using their student credentials in order to access databases and their own library account information.

Do students receive a grade in library?
The library does not have its own grade on the district report card. However, there are many graded classroom assignments, projects, and units of study in which students utilize library resources and databases for research during their library time.

Can students place books on hold?
Absolutely! Students can place a hold on a book by logging into their library account, searching for a book, and clicking the Hold It button. The hold will be good for 60 days. When the hold is ready it will be checked out to the student and put in his/her teacher's box. Only ONE hold may be placed at a time.

Library Hours

9:20 am - 3:50 pm
9:20 am - 2:20 pm (early release)

 

Librarians

Jenni McKnight
jmcknight@nsd.org

Maria Tobias
mtobias2@nsd.org

 

Catalog

         
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Kokanee Library Catalog

 

 

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