Educator Newsletter: March 2021

Welcome to the Sno-Isle Libraries Educator Newsletter for March 2021! Keep reading to learn about assignment help for students, a digital resource focused on current events, Women’s History Month booklists and more.

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Assignment Help 

Sometimes the hardest part of homework is knowing where to start! If your students struggle with this, check out two of our latest videos about getting help on assignments in elementary, middle and high school. Each video explains how to find resources, research topics and ask questions.

For more Student Success videos, go to

Upcoming Events: 

Open Book with Julie Murphy - March 30 at 6:30 PM  

Join us Tuesday, March 30, 6:30 PM for a virtual visit from Julie Murphy, opens a new window, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Dumplin’, opens a new window (which is now a Netflix film), Puddin’, opens a new windowFaith, opens a new windowRamona Blue, opens a new window, and Side Effects May Vary, opens a new windowPumpkin, opens a new window, the new companion novel for Dumplin’ and Puddin’, comes out in May. 

Explore all of Julie Murphy’s delightful books and short stories, opens a new window in the Sno-Isle Libraries catalog. 

Please register, opens a new window to ensure you receive a reminder the day before the event. On the day of the event, return here, opens a new window for the Zoom link to access the program. 

Eruption! - throughout March and April 

Join us for a series of fascinating online events that explore volcanoes and the dramatic role Mt. Saint Helens played in 1980 in Washington State. Check out volcano themed books and register for events here.

All part of this year's Whidbey Reads theme, the Mount Saint Helens eruption. 


Resource Highlight: NewsBank Special Reports 

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of archived and current newspapers to library users. Their Special Reports, opens a new window feature highlights news coverage of timely topics, making this a useful resource for student projects on current events. Each Report features current and background information, with new articles added daily. 

To view Special Reports from our website, click on Online Resources and select Online Resources for Kids or Teens. Click on Resource List and navigate to Homework Help. Select Research Rocket to access the NewsBank databases. Special Reports is linked at the bottom of the page.  

Click here, opens a new window to view this month’s featured reports. 

Booklists for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. These booklists highlight some of the many ways women have contributed to events in history and contemporary society. 

Need more book suggestions? Here are some tips to help you find Just Right Books for young readers. 

Get A Library Card 

Educators in public and private schools, pre-schools, and daycare facilities are also eligible to sign up for a teacher card. This gives you access to physical items and all digital resources! Contact us, opens a new window for help with registering for a teacher card.   

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