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5th Grade Collection with Booktalk Videos


Curbside pick-up is no longer available now that Birchwood has resumed in-person learning. But, you can still follow the instructions in this video to place a book on hold so that it will be ready for you during your next check-out time!

Have any questions? Or want us to place a hold on your behalf? Email Mr. James.


Search our catalog using Destiny classic.

We have some great digital resources for our library!



Washington Anytime Library

Bellingham Public Library Catalog

Lexile Level Search
World Book Student
Culture Grams

World Book Kids
Early World of Learning
Hour of Code



Information Literacy – Search sites for research based projects.

Big 6

Super 3

Copyright Kids!

Learn How to Research – plan/research/create/present

Web site evaluation criteria

Site Evaluation

You decide which sites are hoaxes or legitimate


Citation Sites- Learn how to cite your sources

Bibliographic explanation-what is a bibliography and how do I cite my sources for different materials?

Citing Sources– more examples of proper bibliographic notations

KidBIB– easy fill in the blank bibliographical templates for books, magazines, encyclopedias, websites etc.


Grade Level Research

Mini-research Investigations

The following mini Online Research Investigations can be used to teach students how to use the Research Cycle by focusing in on the skills and thinking involved in one particular element of the cycle.

How are laws made in the State of Washington

What would a Mount St. Helens eruption look like?

Which book should I read next?

How did geography and environment influence the Salish culture?

A Day in the life of the President of the United States

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What did his protests have in common?

Help us order holiday books for the library!



Resources for research:   unblocked searchable sites for kids

Google– safe search for kids!


ProQuest and E-Library

Culture Grams

Kids Click!

Ask Jeeves for Kids


Project Resources

World Book Online – Early World of Learning

World Book Online – Kids

World Book Online – Student

Note: for World Book resources, username = bellingham, password=bellingham

Pics 4 Learningappropriate gallery of pictures that are copyright friendly for students to use for research


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