Librarian: Ginny Allemann

– Online Resources for Students
(TUMBLEBOOKS, World Book Online and more!) 
At home? Use username studentsps and password access.)

– Library Catalog
At home? For ebooks, use “thorntoncreek” and “ebooks” for username and password

– Library Games and Activities

Pathfinder Library Activities


– Sets and Series… which book comes first?
– Guided Reading Levels: Popular Series by Level

– Poetry Foundation

– Wish List
– Dewey Decimal System
– Network Use Agreement for SPS

– Library Schedule 2014-2015
– TCS Library Blog (Book Reviews)


The goal of the Thornton Creek Library and Information Literacy Skills program is to ensure that our students are:

  • effective users of information and ideas
  • critical evaluators of information
  • avid, proficient readers
  • lifelong learners
  • self-reliant learners
  • informed, responsible world citizens

PebbleGo non-fiction ebooks (username thorntoncreek, password nonfiction)

Free ebooks for emerging readers! (United for Literacy)

BookFlix at Seattle Public Library (you will need your SPL library card number)

Book Trailers by Thornton Creek 5th Graders!

Soda Float List

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Reading List from SPL’s Erica Delavan: Fiction

Summer Reading List from SPL’s Erica Delavan: Non-Fiction

Google An Internet search engine

Library Checkout FAQ

Q: How long are books checked out for?

  • A: Two weeks. (One week for Kindergarteners)

Q: Can books be renewed?

  • A: Yes. This can be done easily with the book in hand or not.

Q: My child really wants to check out a book, but it seems to be checked out continuously. What can we do?

  • A: Put it on hold! As long as your child does not have any overdue books, he or she can put a book on hold so that when it comes back in, the computer will alert us to set it aside for him/her. See Ginny for help.

Q: We think we returned a school library book to the public library. What should we do?

  • A: Go back to the branch you returned it to and see if they still have it. Periodically, all non-SPL books go downtown to be sorted and returned to the school library. If they have already sent it downtown, just wait and we’ll get it back in a month or so.

Q: Are there fines for late books?

  • A: No.

Q: Where are some places that kids have found overdue books?

  • A: In the classroom, under the bed, under the mattress (!), behind the dresser, under other books or stacks of paper at home, in the locker at school, in the car, at the other parent’s home, etc. When your child brings an overdue list home, please help them look in all the nooks and crannies!

Q: Are there fines for lost or damaged books?

  • A: We ask that families replace (with like binding-hardcover for hardcover, paper for paper) OR pay to replace books that are lost or damaged irreparably. Most of our books have a cost of purchase associated with the record. Remember that the cost of the book includes covering, processing, cataloging, etc.

Q: I am a parent and would like to be able to check out books for myself. What should I do?

  • A: See Ginny. I can make your own library barcode card for you. It’s easy!