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.

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. 

Placing a Book on Hold

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!

How to Find and Use Online Databases for Research

screenshot of SPS website

Seattle Public Library

Library Link for All Grades!

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! offers a nice range of coding activities from pre-reader games to online courses for older students.

Schoology How-to's

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.

How to get to Schoology from a cell phone

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. 

hoopla logoHoopla

Hoopla is great for finding a selection of graphic novels and comics. You can use the website or download the free Hoopla app.

Here is a great  list for graphic novels always available on Hoopla!

Click the “Get Started Today” blue button. It asks for an email address,but this can be your fake email address as a student:  yourusername Then, search for “Seattle Public Library,” select it, and click “Next.”Your library card is  99 0000  followed by your  7-digit student ID #  (Look it up on the Source).

Your PIN is your birth date in  mmdd  format. Do not include the year. (Ex. April 3rd = 0403)

Once you’re signed in, use the menu to the left of the search bar to narrow results to “comics.”

Click “kids” in the top right to narrow results to child-appropriate materials, if you want.

libby app logoLibby

You can use the website or download the free Libby app.

1.“Do you have a library card?” YES.

2.Choose “I’ll search for a library” and type in “Seattle,” then select “Seattle Public Library.”

3.Click “Enter Library Account Details” and enter this info: 

Your library card is  99 0000  followed by your  7-digit student ID #  (Look it up on the Source).

Your PIN is your birthdate in  mmdd  format. Do not include the year. (Ex. April 3rd = 0403)

Once you’re signed in, you can scroll through lists, click the “Explore” button to see different collections, or search for a title or author.

Use the “Refine” button to narrow your search by ebook vs. audiobook, language, titles available now, etc. Check out a book immediately or place a hold on it if you have to wait.

OverDrive Kidsoverdrive logo

There are over 400 titles in the Seattle Public Library kids' e-book collection.

Reading Resources Without Logins

No Sign-Ins Needed

Teen Book Cloud 

No sign-in needed, as long as you follow  this link or go through Seattle Public Library’s  webpage of books & reading resources . Available during the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to Tumblebooks.

Audio Book Club  

Listen to streaming audiobooks from dozens of genres and interest levels. Over 1,200 titles including popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, and biography. Access generously provided by TumbleBooks during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tumble Math

Math concepts taught through stories and literature. This collection of math stories combines animation, narration, and sound to teach math concepts focusing on grades K-6.


Librarian: Tracy Appleyard

Librarian Weekly Schedule

8:55-9:25 Ms. Lindquist
9:30-10 Raven
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
10:15-10:45 Marletta

Additional Resources

Author/Illustrator Websites

Draw Everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka - author & illustrator

Grace Lin author YouTube page

Kids Ask Authors podcasts

Real Authors. Real Illustrators. Real time! Starting March 23rd

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Chris Van Dusen He will be reading his books regularly.