Welcome to the Kamiak Library
Our digital resources are always available! Click on the links below or the buttons to the right to access our databases and tools. For a list of user names and passwords for off-site use, click here.
- Black Freedom Struggle in the US Open primary source documents
- Destiny Library Catalog Search for books and ebooks
- EBSCO Databases and eBooks Full-text databases for research and thousands of ebooks
- EBSCO Points of View Reference Center Resources for controversial issues
- GALE eBooks Online reference library
- GALE Opposing Viewpoints Rich resources for hot topics and controversial issues
- GALE Pages Individual links to search 51 GALE databases
- GALE Power Search Search all 51 GALE databases at once
- GALE Science in Context Information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics
- NoodleTools Create, organize, and format citations for your research
- NoveList Find your next favorite book!
- World Book Encyclopedia Encyclopedia plus atlas and citation builder
2023 SUMMER READING for Honors and AP English
First, all 2023-24 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Honors/AP English students need to fill out the Summer Reading Contract! Then, find the assignment for your class below:
- English II H Summer reading (10th grade)
- AP Language & Composition Summer Reading
- AP Literature & Composition Summer Reading
(There is no summer reading assignment for incoming freshmen in English I H).
STUDENT PASSWORDS: Use the link on the bottom of the Student Portal for pw changes (or just click here: Student PW Change Link). If you are locked out of your account or can't remember your password, come to the library or email Mrs. Schwenn for assistance.
Pam Schwenn, Teacher Librarian & Computer Specialist
Library Hours: 6:45 -3:30 (Events beyond our control require the library to close early on some days.)
We are closed during staff meetings, occasional lunches, and after school on Fridays.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I find in the Library?
What can I do in the Library?
When is the Library open?
What are the Library rules?
How many items may I check out?
When are items due?
What happens if I have overdue or lost books?
May I check out videos and DVDs?
May I use computers for games and other personal activities?
Ethical Use of Information
Essential Questions and Thesis Statements
Be Web-Wise: Evaluate Information for Quality
Copyright Images, Music, and Video
Digital Citizenship: Ethical Use Tips
Online Resources and Passwords
MSD Library Mission and Vision
Using Keywords and Internet/Electronic Search Strategies
Staff Menu of Library Services
Need a Book?
- English Novel checkout is scheduled through Christine Thayer. Please contact her in advance.
- If your students need a book you can send up to five students at a time with a pass. If you are sending more than five, please contact the Library to check our availability.
- If your entire class needs to check out, please see Pam to sign up on the library calendar.
Need Other Equipment?
We do have other equipment for “Teacher Checkout Only.” Your students are welcome to use the equipment with your guided supervision. These items include:
- 1 digital camcorder and 1 digital camera
- 3 Av Carts with DVD/VHS + projectors and speakers
- 1 laptop/projector/speaker cart.
Need a Book List, Webpage, or Database Resources For Your Students?
- Our library catalog offers a feature for building a book list as well as a website list that your students can use to do research. We can also pull books on carts for your students so you can use them in the library or have them checked out for class use.
- Need a Webpage of high quality links for research on a topic? Set up an appointment with Pam and we will create a list of valuable websites for your students.
- Need a lesson on specific databases or search strategies within the database? Set up an appointment with Pam and she will be happy to guide your students to research effectively.
Need a Lesson or a Book Talk?
We offer the following lessons to help your students
- Library Orientation (These are the rules; here are the tools.)
- Book Talks throughout the year
- Utilizing the Destiny Library Catalog (adding reviews, holds, searching, accessing resource lists)
- Using Mukilteo School District Databases and eBooks
- Web Evaluation and digital citizenship
- Copyright and fair use, digital images, video, music and other sources
- Research Strategies and Note Taking (Plagiarism, Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing)
- On-line Citations and Bibliographies
If there is something that you do not see, please see Pam to collaborate and plan!
Do you need a book or a DVD that would help make your teaching world easier? Do you know of a new series or a specific author that your students would love? Do you need to be trained on a piece of equipment, software, or webpage? Please contact Pam with your requests.
Planning ahead to schedule a library space will ensure you get what you need when you need it.
Planning ahead for a collaborative lesson will give Pam the proper time to gather or build the materials needed for a successful lesson for your students.
If you need advice on copyright, policy and procedure, book challenges, or IMC materials, come and see Pam.