LWSD Library Program Mission

To ensure that students are effective users and producers of ideas and information.

The Teacher-Librarian encourages and supports lifelong learning and literacy by maintaining an up-to-date, diverse collection of materials in a variety of formats, by teaching reading and research information skills which result in self-reliant and critical users of information, by promoting a love of reading and by supporting curriculum with instructional resources.

Library Staff

Amy Waldroup, Teacher-Librarian

Library Schedule

2018-19 Library Class Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Library Links

Library Links


Clara Barton Library Catalog

Search the Clara Barton library collection.

Library Policies

Information about Check Out, Library Curriculum and Specialist Grading.

K-5 Research and Homework Help

Research and homework help for grades K to 5.

LWSD Databases

Databases appropriate for K-5. See your library teacher for passwords to access these from home.

Guidelines for Works Cited

In LWSD, elementary students should follow this introduction to the Modern Language Association (MLA 8) format for crediting sources in their papers.

Book Recommendations

Search for recommendations from LWSD.

King County Library System 

KCLS is a tremendous resource for books, databases, homework help, book reviews, and much more.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is an optional program offered to students in Grades 4 & 5 to promote reading.

Students - you will be introduce to the books chosen for this year in October Library classes but you can start reading over the summer! Plan to read as many of the titles as you can. You will form teams of up to four classmates. Teams will compete by answering questions with the title of one of the books.

The list for the Battle of the Books includes titles from this year's Young Reader’s Choice Nominees and the Sasquatch Award Nominees.


Title Author
Ban This Book Alan Gratz
Beyond the Bright Sea Lauren Wolk
Crossover Kwame Alexander
The Dragon with The Chocolate Heart Stephanie Burgis
The Evil Wizard Smallbone Delia Sherman
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Jacqueline Kelly
The First Rules of Punk Celia C. Perez
Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar
Hello, Universe Erin Entrada Kelly
Rain, Reign Ann M. Martin
Wild Robot Peter Brown
Wishtree Katherine Applegate

Birthday Books