Library Legacy

News from the Monroe Elementary Library

Open Library Coming to a Close

August 21st is the last open library of the summer! Come and see us to get those final reading selections for your summer! All books will be due back to the library September 6th :-) Have a great remainder of your Summer!!

Psst!.....It's not too late to take some AR tests for a chance to cover Ms. Paddock in Silly String :-)

*NEW Updated* Summer Reading Challenge!!

100 students have taken 518 AR tests and earned over 1,404 points! There is no time like the present to get those AR tests taken to meet your Summer Reading Goal. If you need a computer and space to take your tests, drop by Wednesdays during open library and borrow a Chromebook.

Happy Summer! I have updated the school website to make Summer Reading Information easy to find. Visit our school website for all the information you may need.

Monroe Elementary is offering our own rewards in addition to those the district is offering.

1st AR Test - Bookmark

20% of goal - Pencil

40% of goal - Eraser

60% of goal - Bracelet

80% of goal - New book from the book fair

100% of goal - Movie Day in the Library with Mrs. Paddock and Ms. Qualey AND their name in a drawing.

Students who have their name drawn will be able to decorate Mrs. Paddock with Silly String in front of the whole school.

Destiny Discover

Did you know you can use our searchable database to find books in our library? Destiny offers two different ways to search. The Destiny Classic link will take you to a simple search option where you can look for a book by title, author, or key word. For a more kid friendly view, simply click on the Destiny Discover link. This option allows students to see the cover of the book, read a teaser about the book and any reviews that have been submitted. In either view, Destiny will tell you where the book is located in the library. Please stop by the library desk if you have any questions about using these databases.

New Books at the Mill Creek Library


The Mysterious Moonstone

Saving Winslow

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go To School

Bigby Bear

Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen


New Kid

The Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers


Demon Dentist

The Serpent's Secret

Extreme Abilities

Apocalypse Taco

Finding Langston

Something Rotten

The Next Great Paulie Fink

The Thieves of Ostia

This Book is Cute

Gustav Gloom and the People Taker

The Flooded Earth

Until Tomorrow Mr. Marsworth

Be Prepared

Sink or Swim

See You in the Cosmos

The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory O'Leary

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Astronaut in Training

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

Universe (DK Findout! Series)

Books Shared from Everett Public Library

Graphic Novels

1. Bird & Squirrel: All Tangled Up by James Burks

2. Catwad. It’s Me. By Jim Benton

3. Estranged by Ethan Aldridge

4. Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks

5. Super Potato: The Epic Origin of Super Potato by Artur Laperla

6. Tiger vs. Nightmare by Emily Tetri


1. Animal Smackdown: Surprising Animal Matchups with Surprising Results by Emily Krieger

2. The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs by Kate Messner (Non-fiction)

3. Bulu: African Wonder Dog by Dick Houston

4. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischeivous Kids and Immature Grown-ups by Chris Harris

5. Proud: Living My American Dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad

6. Quiz Whiz 3: 1000 Super Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions


1. Beep and Bob: Double Trouble by Jonathon Roth

2. Chicken Squad: Bear Country by Doreen Cronin

3. Strange Scout Tales: How to Merit in Monsters

4. Tiny Geniuses: Fly to the Rescue by Megan E. Bryant

5. Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry


1. Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth

2. Max and the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

3. My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara

4. The Serpents Secret by Sayantani Dasgupta

5. Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow

6. The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Traveling This Summer?

Did you know our library has a complete set of State books? If you are visiting another state this summer, come by and have your student check out a book and learn about where you are going.

Are you leaving the country? We have a new set of books called "Country Profiles" that will give students information about different countries from around the world. This is a newer book collection and we will continue to add as the books become available. (The picture only shows a small number of books we have available.)

Library Books

If you find any books around your house you think might belong to our library, please feel free to return them on Wednesdays this Summer during our open library times, or send them to school with students this fall! Have a wonderful Summer and take some time to enjoy a good book :-)

Author Visit

Next fall we are looking forward to having an author come to speak with our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. His new book sounds like an exciting combination of reading, gaming and virtual reality. Look here for more details, including purchasing the new book, as the event gets closer.


Makerspace gives students the opportunity to come up with an original idea, design it, and then build it using items like legos, K'Nex, Sphero robots, cardboard and an endless variety of other materials. This Spring, all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students participated in this STEM rich lesson using the Design Process and 21st Century Skills. As students began presenting in the final weeks of April, I was amazed by their creativity and ability to work with their peers to create a final project.

Kerry Qualey

It has been an honor to be here at Monroe Elementary for my entire teaching career. I began as a 5th grade teacher in the 2000-2001 school year. After 11 years, I moved to second grade to work with primary students. In 2015, I took on the role as Librarian for our school. I have loved each position, all for different reasons. I love interacting with the students every day, and as a specialist, I get to see students grow over time. So far, that is my favorite thing!