Welcome to the BHS Library

Welcome to the BHS Library

Welcome Beaver Readers from Teacher-Librarian TuesD Chambers and Library Assistant Claire Elam. Read the PTSA Newsletter and get to know more about our new Library Assistant Ms Elam!

TuesD and Claire in the library

THANKS to the BeaverReaders and parents who volunteer and help us out. We appreciate you!

Go to Schoology to see what events we have ahead including some opportunities for community service hours before and after school, and the start of BHS Clubs like Ballard Comic Book Club on Wednesdays and soon to be decided Beaver Book Club.

Stop by if you are interested in helping the library and making new friends. There are new clubs being formed as we speak- join us and to learn more Follow Us! on Instagram at @beaverreadersbhs.

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Ballard students you can put books and games on hold on the Library Catalog at

Return your books to the Ballard HS bins located on 65th St. at the front office and by the school parking lot on 67th St.

This Week in the Library!

Mystery and Horror Book Club Options Ms Chambers emoji

πŸŽƒ Library Leaders are planning their next community project and making paper pumpkin crafts at 1 p.m. Monday in the Makerspace Room.

πŸŽƒ Comic Book Club is reading Old Man Logan and meeting at lunch Wednesday.

πŸŽƒ The library has free math tutoring, led by students, from 8-8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. (Now with pre-calculus tutoring option too.)
πŸŽƒ Reading Buddies read to Elementary Students at 8 a.m. Fridays in the library. Service Learning Hours available. Bring headphones with a microphone.

πŸŽƒ Pride Book Club meets at 1 p.m. Friday, reading All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson.

πŸŽƒ Want to join the lunchtime Beaver Book Club at its Nov. 4 meeting with Ms. Chambers and the Head Beaver? Dive into the novel-in-verse that β€œbrims with grief and love” (per publisher HarperCollins), Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Beaver Rafts in the library with both librarians sitting and reading in them

πŸŽƒ Also, October Book Bingo is here, Beaver Readers! Stop by the library for a Bingo sheet, compete for prizes, and join in the fun! 
Go to the Library Program Support Page on Schoology to learn more. 

Want to help shape programming at the BHS Library? Check out Library Leaders at 1 p.m. on Monday.

Principal Wynkoop in Library with books and students arms raised

More Library News and Events!

  • Reading Buddies | Read to Elementary Students | Service Learning Hours available | Fridays at 8am in the library. Bring headphones with a microphone.
  • Beaver Book Clubs!
  • Just a few minutes to hang in the Library? Try the any of the puzzles or the SPS Great Puzzle challenge or check out the 3D Printer too! 

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Currently Reading…

Ms Chambers is reading Cazadora

Ms Elam is reading Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Get library books delivered to your class

Ms Elam with a cart of books in the library

Did you know you do NOT have to WAIT for your class to come to the library to get books? We have #BeaverReaderPrime – Free Delivery Every WEEK!

We will deliver your holds to your first-period classes every week!


Schoology allows access to course materials anytime, anywhere, for teachers, students, and parents. Access to Schoology means students and teachers have access to course material anytime and anywhere they have an internet connection.


Students can access Office 365, Schoology, and more through Clever.

Online Student Resources

Resources in all subject areas and reference are available on the Online Student Resources.

Library Catalog

Locate books in all formats, videos and equipment from the Library Catalog. There are 2 Catalog options available teh Library Catalog Destiny and Library Catalog Classic.

Seattle Public Library (SPL) Link Card

Every student has a SPL Library Link Card for electronic resources including e-Books, audiobook downloads, access student research databases and online search tools, read digital magazines using Flipster, comics, music downloads and movies.Β More info on the SPL website.


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Follow the @beaverreadersbhs for fun upcoming events and exciting news!


View the live feed or follow @BeaversReaders for library updates.

Contact Us

PTSA Award Winners outside BHS School building
Congratulations Ms Chambers PTSA Educator Award 20-21

Teacher Librarian: TuesD Chambers

Librarian of the Year!
Book An Online Chat Link!

Library Assistant: Claire Elam

BHS Appreciation Instagram Account

How to Submit an Appreciation Post | Follow These Steps

Email or DM the Appreciation @ballard_appreciation and include the following information. 

Step 1

Give us the name of the person you appreciate! It can be anyone that is part of our school community. If possible give us their Instagram @username so we can tag them in the post!

Step 2

Tell us a little bit about why you’re nominating them for the post. This doesn’t have to be a lot! Just a small “I appreciate so-and-so because they are very helpful when people need it” totally works!

Step 3 (optional)

Give us your Instagram @username. This is completely optional! This is so we can tag or mention you in the caption so your are alerted your nomination has been posted if you email use. Or, you can ask us to keep the nomination anonymous. 

Step 4 (optional)

Give us a background or design for the post. This is also completely optional. When you send us your nomination you can attach a photo of a background or design for the post. For more clarification, the background design used on our image above is the diagonal stripes. Otherwise the creator of the post will choose one.

Step 5

Send!   You can send us your nomination in two different places. The first is to DM us on our Instagram @ballard_appreciation. The second is to email us at Which ever is easier for you!

Thank you!

Congratulations To Ms Chambers!

2019 Washington State Teacher Librarian of the Year!

Visit the Washington Library Association website for more information and a complete list of 2019 WLA Award Winners!

Congratulations Principal Wynkoop!

Ballard High School Library is excited to share that Mr. Wynkoop has won Principal of the Year for Washington State Libraries! Mr. Wynkoop’s unwavering commitment to literacy and the library is evidence in the countless hours he spends in staff and student book clubs and the funding he provides for literacy and resources. His support of new technology (VR and AI) in recognition of the changing landscape of learning is profound and his co-leadership in the Digital Learning Instructional Innovation Cohort is noted and admired. We appreciate everything Mr. Wynkoop does to make the Ballard High School library the place we all want to be.

Beaver Community 2017-18!

I am thrilled to announce we won the $100,000 grant award from Farmer’s Insurance 2017-2018!

The award was unveiled at a faux assembly for 9th graders in 2017 where Ms. Chambers was surprised by her family, district officials and representatives from Farmer’s Insurance. Structural work will take place and equipment will be received sometime in 2018 and we anticipate the Learning Commons being 100% transformed during the 2019-20 school year. Thank you to every one who voted! Our community is the best and it is so, so clear that it is Always Great to be a Beaver!

Ballard High School Library Tour!

View the Library Curriculum Night Video and welcome to the Library!