Library Links

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

The Battle of the Books is an optional program offered to students in Grades 4 & 5 to promote reading.

Students - you will be introduced to the books chosen for this year in October. 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.


Title Author
Ban This Book Alan Gratz
Beyond the Bright Sea Lauren Wolk
Crossover Kwame Alexander
The Dragon with The Chocolate Heart Stephanie Burgis
The Evil Wizard Smallbone Delia Sherman
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Jacqueline Kelly
The First Rules of Punk Celia C. Perez
Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar
Hello, Universe Erin Entrada Kelly
Rain, Reign Ann M. Martin
Wild Robot Peter Brown
Wishtree Katherine Applegate

Celebration Books

This is a PTSA program that supports the Ella Baker Elementary library.  Families celebrate their student's birthday or special occasion by donating funds to the library to purchase books or materials.  Students will be invited to the library during school to select a book.  Participation in celebration books is available on the PTSA website.

**We appreciate your patience while we get this program up and running.

Ella Baker PTSA Website


100 Book Club

Students are encouraged to read 100 books this year.  They will receive small prizes along the way, and a reading medal at the end of the school year.  Any K-5 student may participate in this optional program.  Packets may be picked up in the library during your student's library time to record the books they have read.  Packets will be due by June 6th.

Library Policies

Students can check out or renew books as long as their records are free of fines and overdue books.

  • Kindergarten - 1 book for 1 week (starting in October)
  • 1st - 1 book for 1 week
  • 2nd - 2 books for 1 week
  • 2/3 Q & 3rd - 3 books for 2 weeks
  • 4th - 4 books for 2 weeks
  • 4/5Q & 5th - 4 books for 2 weeks


Renew: Students may renew a book by bringing it to the library during their weekly library time.  Students may renew a book one time.

Overdue:  Notices are printed weekly and given to students.  This is the student's reminder that their book is overdue and needs to be returned ASAP.  Fines are not issued for overdue materials.  However, students may not check out a book until overdue materials are returned.  Consistently having overdue materials may affect a student's library grade.

Lost or Damaged: Materials will be assessed and a fine will be issued to replace the book in the library collection.  Students are responsible for their library books.

Coding Workshop

Students learn how to code

Students work on coding activites

Mrs. Johnson brought a computer coding project to Ella Baker!  Students worked with computers to learn and practice coding elements with fun activities.  Older grades even joined with primary classes so that all students could partake. Great job engineers!