Welcome to the Orca Library!
Greetings from Ms. Appleyard!
We may not always be physically in the building but I'm still here and have great resources for students on reading, researching, producing and engaging.
Please continue to reach out for book suggestions, tech help and any other inquiries you might have. I hope you are well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Book Check Out Opportunities!
Library book pick up will happen the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at the main entrance of Orca. Please come between 1:00-3:00 on those days if you are able. If these days and times don't work for you, please reach out for alternative pick up opportunities.
How to Place an Online Hold
Here's a video which shows how to put books on hold using our online catalog. Your student can check out 5 books at a time and keep them for 2 weeks. They can return them at the curbside pick up dates and times.
Seattle Public Schools Online Resources
Usually, I teach students about these in the library but this year I’m sending a video. I hope you find it useful!
Seattle Public Library
All students K-12, can now access SPL resources and books without a library card! You need a library account number and a PIN. I’ve included some information below on how to do it!
Library Account Number : 990000 (four zeroes) followed by your 7-digit student ID number to create a 13-digit number. If your student ID is 1234567, your Library account number is 9900001234567
(If you’re not sure of your student’s ID, please reach out to me or your teacher. It’s found on the source, on progress reports and all teachers have access to it on PowerTeacher.)
PIN You will need a four-digit PIN to log in to your account. A PIN was created automatically when your account was set up. PINs are the student’s birth month and day. For example if you were born on November 7th, your PIN is 1107.
Coding at Home!
Code.org offers a nice range of coding activities from pre-reader games to online courses for older students.
Here are some directions for accessing Schoology.
How to get to Schoology and to Log In All students have accounts. They don’t need to create them. They just need to find Schoology and log in.
How to create an account as a parent This is not necessary, but some parents want to create an account as well.
Online Books Available at Seattle Public Library
Here are some great sites that you can access through the Seattle Public Library. You don't even need a card! You do need your your ID#. You can ask your teachers, or you can ask me for this information.
Librarian: Tracy Appleyard
Librarian Weekly Schedule
8:55-9:25 Ms. Lindquist
10:45-11:15 Phi Ho
8:55-9:25 Mr. Perkiss
9:30-10 Ms. Deeter
10:45-11:15 Ms. Krista
8:55-9:25 Ms. Supaydah
9:30-10 Mr. Zimmerman
10:15-10:45 Ms. Miller
8:55-9:25 Ms. French
10:15-10:45 Ms. Jeschke
8:55-9:25 Ms. Gibbons
Draw Everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka - author & illustrator
Chris Van Dusen He will be reading his books regularly.