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Curbside Pick-Up at Birchwood!


Starting Wednesday, September 23rd, Birchwood will be offering curbside pick-up for library books during our meal pick-up time!


When: Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30pm

Where: Birchwood School (we can also arrange delivery to Eliza Court), in front of our main entrance.

How: Simply place a hold on an available book by 9am on Wednesday and it will be ready for you during the curbside pick-up hours that week! Watch the video below for more details:

When you arrive, pull up to the front of the school and we’ll place your book on a table. Please wear a mask and maintain social distance. Books may also be returned during this same time slot. If placing a hold on a new book, please remember to bring your old book to turn in.

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

**Until their log-in information is available, K and 1st grade families will need to email Mr. James to request a book for pick-up**


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!


Bellingham Public Schools – Online Research Projects

3rd Grade

Uncle Cyrus Needs a Job! – a research project on Bellingham’s history.

Seashore Decision – how are animals and their environment connected?

Where will you live? – how does environment influence culture?

4th Grade

Mt. Baker Safety Team – How will you plan to protect life and property in the event of a Mt. Baker eruption? USGS Mt. Baker Information

Road Trip Through Washington – an online research investigation for fourth graders exploring the regions of Washington State.

Vacation Washington – Alternate Roadtrip Through Washington Investigation using a modified task. See Teacher notes for details.

5th Grade

For Mountain School research- 5th grade-North Cascades National Park – use the Nature & Science link on the left side of the page to read about animals in the park.


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


Bellingham Public Library