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About Our Library 

Our goal is to provide the skills and experiences to use our library in a competent and productive manner. We not only want students to enjoy our rich collection of quality literature, but seek resources with ease to become lifelong learners.

Moorlands has approximately 10,000 books and materials available for students, teachers, and parents.  Books are checked out for two weeks, but may be renewed.  Our schedule includes 45 minute classes for each classroom. Currently, we have 28 sections of classes a week with almost 640 students this year!

Computers are used for accessing information for research, word processing, and access to the Library or teachers' websites. 

Our collection is supported through district funding, the PTA, and the Birthday Book Club. Parent volunteers are essential for our library to function efficiently. 

Library Resources

Library Catalog

The Moorlands Library Catalog can be accessed to search for books and also to see what you have checked out.

Students may check their library account from home by following these simple steps:

  • Click on the Library Catalog button.
  • Click the "login" button in the upper right hand corner.
  • Username is Student ID #

  • Password has been chosen by your child.  It follows this format: adjective+color+animal+classroom number. The first letter of each word needs to be capitalized with no spaces in between.  (For example: FastRedCat19) If your child does not remember their password, please reach out to their teacher as they will be able to retrieve it for you.

  • Click on "My Info" tab.
  • When finished, Log Out.

Online Databases

Northshore School District subscribes to the following databases for our Northshore elementary students. These databases ensure students are accessing reliable, accurate, and appropriate sites while searching for information.  To access these sites at home, usernames and passwords are required.

PebbleGo: Research Site geared for elementary age children. Username: Moorlands and Password: school

World Book: Offers "Kids" and "Advanced" text for information and research.

CultureGrams: An interactive, engaging site of countries, states, and provinces featuring cultural and geographical information, history, maps, flags, and colorful images.

SIRS Discoverer: Full-text magazine and newspaper  articles (searchable by reading level) & current events.

Award-Winning Books

Newbery Award: This award is presented annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published in the United States in the preceding year.

Caldecott Award: This award is presented annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Sasquatch Reading Award: Students are given the opportunity to read and vote on selected books each year. The book receiving the most votes statewide by students receives the Sasquatch Reading Award.

Citing Sources

NoodleTools

Integrated tools for note-taking, outlining, citation, document archiving/annotation, and collaborative research and writing. 

To login:

  • Username: Student Number                   
  • Password:  Birthdate

Birthday Book Club

Celebrate your child's birthday and support the Moorlands Library!

By donating to the Birthday Book Club, you will endow our school library with a book chosen by your child. During the week of you child's birthday (or summer half-birthday), your child will select a new book from a "special" bookshelf. A Birthday Book Club bookplate will be placed inside stating that it was donated to the Moorlands Library. Your child will be the first student to read the new book before it is returned to the library for all to enjoy.

To participate in the Birthday Book Club, click on the link below to download the form. Print and fill it out and return the form to Moorlands with your child. They can hand it in to their teacher or their librarian.

Birthday Book Club Form

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Library Hours

Mornings 8:35 am - 8:55 am

Classes Only 8:55 am - 3:25 pm 

Afternoons 3:25pm - 3:55 pm

Library Staff

Ms. Schroeder - Teacher Librarian
jschroeder@nsd.org

 

Mrs. Ellis - Overload Teacher
cellis@nsd.org

Moorlands Library Teacher, Crystal Ellis