• Yancey C. Blalock Lodge Awards Four Bikes to Lake Forest Park Students

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 6/20/2019


    Seattle’s Yancey C. Blalock Freemason Lodge generously offered their “Bikes for Books” program to Lake Forest Park Elementary to encourage students to read books and lead a healthy, active life. From February to June, K-6 students who met their teacher’s monthly reading goal entered a ticket into the “Bikes for Books” drawing.  Students who went "above and beyond" their monthly goal received two tickets. 

    On the last day of school, our librarian, Frank Kleyn, along with members of the Yancey C. Blalock lodge drew four names to win bicycles.  Adelaide L, Jacob R., David G., and Gillian G., were the readers whose names were drawn to win a bike and a gift certificate for a new helmet.  

    All Lake Forest Park students were inspired to read books and participate in the “Bikes for Books” program.  Our staff and students thank the Yancey C. Blalock Freemason Lodge for encouraging our students to read books and ride bikes.  

    Thank you!

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  • Girl Scout Troop #43892 Donates Money To Buy Library Books

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 6/18/2019


    The Girl Scouts in Troop #43892 started in scouting when they were in first grade. 
    Now, the 
    majority of the troop are moving on to middle school.  After years of great scouting experiences they have decided to disband their troop.  The sixth and fourth grade girls agreed that the LFP library has been a special place where they have discovered their personal interests over the years.  As a parting gift, they donated $257.95 to support the purchase of library books.  I will use this money to purchase books that teach students about the many contributions women and girls have made to our world, as well as books that will inspire girls as they consider their own future career paths.  

    Thank you to the girls and leaders of Girl Scout troop #43892!  Students will enjoy reading the new books for years to come.  


    Mr. Kleyn

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  • LFP Library Donates Books To Students To Take To Their School In India

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 6/5/2019
    The Lake Forest Park school library recently "weeded" several boxes of books from our collection.   Typically, we share these books with LFP students to keep and read at home.  This year, we were approached by Juby and Roxy Koll, parents of LFP students, Pratya and Puru, who asked if their family could take these books home with them to India.  Read Juby's letter below to learn more about where the books will be travelling.  
    LFP students and staff will miss the Koll family!  We wish you the best on your journey and as you settle back into your lives in India and hope that students in your school enjoy reading the books. 

    Dear Mr. Kleyn
    Our one-year sabbatical in the US is nearing an end. Our children, Pratyahara (4th grade) and Parjanya (1st grade), had an experience they will always remember. Even though they are excited to go back to their friends in India, they are already sad about leaving their newly made friends here and their school. 
    Pratya and Paru have gained so much from the LFP Elementary, and they LOVE the library and you, Mr. Kleyn! You can feel proud that both our kids developed the habit of reading because of the encouragement provided by the school and your resourceful library. Back home, in India, most kids are not lucky enough to get an opportunity to study in a school with a library where they can pick books of their choice and enjoy reading. The variety of books for children found in the US amazes us. We are so happy that Pratya has developed his own beautiful written style and language- all thanks to the books he read here!
    Pratya and Paru will be returning to their school, Lokseva E School, in a small city called Pune, in India. Their school has almost 2000 kids from Kindergarten to 10th grade. But their library is small, only about a third of your library, and does not hold such a variety of books. We wish to contribute some books from here to add to the school library and maybe even some to the children's section of the public library. I am sure the kids will find a positive impact to develop their language and expression with a better variety of books. We believe, when the children find something wonderful to read, they enjoy it. This, in turn, fosters into an ability to self learn, seek knowledge and imagine better, adding to the wholesome development of a child.
    Thank you, Mr. Kleyn, for helping us acquire the books for this contribution. Each time a child borrows a book you donated- it will be impacting him/her for his/her life. 
    Juby Koll and Roxy Koll
    (parents of Pratya and Paru)
    Google Maps Image showing how far the books will travel from LFP to India
    Google Maps Image showing where Pratya and Puru go to school.
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  • Sunshine and Books

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 5/22/2019


    Mrs. Wheaton's fourth graders were caught reading in the sunshine.  What a great way to enjoy a sunny day. 

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  • Digital Dilemma Discussions In 6th Grade

    Posted by Frank Kleyn on 5/8/2019


    To wrap up this year's library lessons on digital citizenship, 6th graders discussed "Digital Dilemmas" and brainstormed ways to solve each dilemma.  Mrs. Libby enjoyed being a part of the conversations. Over the course of the year, Lake Forest Park students in grades 1-6 study the Common Sense Media curriculum on digital citizenship. 

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