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Read Harder Into the New Year

Extreme Beaver Reader Rules 

Starting on December 17 through the first week of school to January 7, 2023  

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  • You must be reading.
  • You need to have evidence in the form of a photo.
  • You need to send it to BHS Teacher Librarian:
    Ms. Chambers:

That’s It!

  • You will be entered into the challenge for prizes. 
  • All entries are welcome.
    • All you need to do is read! 
    • Snap a photo and send it to Ms Chambers as you read harder into the new year.
    • Prizes will be given, and your photos will be shared. 

Thank you all of our inspiring Ballard HS Staff & Students who read as extremely as you do! Check out previous years and more info

Homework Help?

Students! We have tutors available!
Stop by the Library!

Subjects include Math, Science, Writing and College Essays!

Where: Ballard High School Library

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Who: Retired community members offering free, in-person tutoring.

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Separately, students can also access for free online help with other subjects every day 2 – 10 p.m. online. View Seattle Public Library Tutor Information Flyer

Volunteers Needed!


BHS Parent Volunteer(s) Needed for Makerspace activity after school on Wed. Our BHS Librarian Assistant, Shelby Dupree cannot do it alone and needs a volunteer to help out between 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wed. Activities would range from crafty to science-y. No experience is required, however, if parents/guardians have a specific skill she can incorporate that into the program. Some of our supplies include: sewing machines, screen printing, paper crafts, circuits, drones, and so much more! If interested please send Ms. Dupree at

We Need Parent Volunteers Anytime Too!

Ballard Beaver Parents! Questions? Email TuesD Chambers at

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BHS Library Summer Reading List 2022-23

Happy reading Ballard students. Check out the featured reads and let Ballard HS Librarian, Ms. Chambers know at how you liked them at

Top 10 Best Comic Books of Last Year

For their last meetings of the year 21-22, the Comic Book Club (led by Ms. Chambers and Mr. Shawn Lee) students picked Many Deaths of Laila Starr, written by Ram V and illustrated by Felipe Andrade, as their favorite title of the year. The Beaver Readers Book Club, meanwhile, picked Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko, as their top pick for 2021-22.

Thank you Ballard Comic Book Club!

  • Many Deaths of Layla Starr, Moon Knight, Paper Girls, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Eat the Rich, Spider-Green, Batmark Long Halloween, Dune, Dr. Strange

Eager Beaver Reader Recommendations

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Eager Beaver Reader students meet throughout the year, not only to satisfy their voracious reading appetites, but to help pick favorite books for the state as part of the Evergreen Teen Book Awards! The student’s favorite titles are now featured on an awesome new display in the library. (In case you were wondering, George Takei’s They Called Us the Enemy was named Evergreen’s top high school read for this school year.) 

Need some end-of-school-year reading ideas? Crack open the new, 2022-23 Evergreen Teen Book Award book list nominees, as well as some Book Talk inspiration by our own TuesD Chambers!

Beaver Readers Share Joy of Books with Magnolia Elementary Students

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Ms. Coacher’s students (pictured) who shared the love of reading children’s books with Magnolia Elementary students while coming up with their own picture book ideas. A thriving library elicits joy and inspiration for all ages.

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Students have access to a feature with Seattle Public Libraries called that will read students’ papers, help with math questions, and tutor them from 2pm – 10pm on multiple subjects. Live English and Spanish tutors are available from 2 to 10 p.m. daily. Vietnamese tutors are available from 4 to 7 p.m. Log in to with a Library card or Library Link Number and PIN. To find out how to use your Seattle Public Schools student ID number, visit our Library Link page.

Here’s How

  1. Students log into their Schoology account (parents/staff would go to Ballard High School Library)
  2. Select the top link on the Library Schoology Page
  3. Go to the box on the far right that says,  
  4. Log in with 990000 and student ID (this is at the very top of the Source or on ID card). Pin is the MMDD of birthday

Tutors can help with any school subject, including:

  • Math, Writing, Science, History, AP Classes, College Essay Writing, Job Applications, Cover Letters and Resumes

Want more info? Have questions? Email Ms. Chambers at

Library Leaders

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Want to help shape programming at the BHS Library? We make buttons, prepare for Club Rush, create stickers, make Book Bingos.

Ask Ms Chambers for more info!

Service Learning hours available. Work on projects to build community at Ballard HS.

Follow Us! Instagram @bhslibraryleaders.

Reading Buddies, Library Leaders read to Elementary Students

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There are plenty of ways to share the joy of reading at the BHS Library!

Do you want to read picture books with 2nd grade students at Magnolia Elementary?

Beaver Reader Reading Buddies earn Service Learning hours as well and read to Elementary Students. Ask Ms Chambers if interested!

Students! Service Learning Hours Available!

Students have earned Community Service Learning hours for:

  • shelving books, processing books
  • fixing shelves
  • doing computer maintenance
  • reading to 2nd grade students for Reading Buddies
  • organizing our Makerspace
  • creating online tutorials,
  • making scrolling PowerPoint
  • Makerspace craft, projects for lunchtime, make book displays, weed books
  • create book posters on Adobespark
  • create Rubik’s Cube murals
  • read first chapters aloud for Youtube channel and Schoology
  • theme Picture Books, clean the library, and create Book Collections on Ballard High School Library.

Reach out to Ms Chambers at for specific details. Visit the BHS Service Learning page for school information and forms.

Students in the Library!

Students reading in the library
Students reading in the library

Teachers in the Library!

Teachers in the Library
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Thank You Library Volunteers!

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BHS Library Loves You!

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