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


  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.




Blackthorn Key

Kevin Sands

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Roshani Chokshi

A Night Divided

Jennifer Nielsen

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Dusti Bowling

Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Meg Medina

Save Me a Seat

Sarah Weeks


Ben Guterson


Barbara O'Connor


Jason Reynolds

El Deafo

CeCe Bell


Tom Angleberger

The Tapper Twins Go to War with Each Other

Geoff Rodkey

Birthday Books