Library

Photo of North Creek High School library from the hallway

Welcome to the North Creek Library!

So happy to have so many visitors in the library!
 
The library opens at 7:15 every morning and will stay open after school until 3:30. (Except Wednesdays!) You are also welcome to visit during lunch. The Non-Fiction is on the second floor while Fiction is on first. You can check out books on either level. There are also many ebooks you can check out anywhere! Ask us how.
 
If you have book suggestions, please submit the titles here.
 
If you want to be a library assistant before school, after school, or during lunch, please talk to library staff.

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Students and staff of North Creek can access ebooks through Overdrive with your student number and password. Check out titles from authors such as John Green, J.R.R. Tolkein, Mark Twain, Sarah Dessen, and more. 

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About Our Library

Our Mission

The mission of the North Creek Library Information and Technology program is to ensure that students are effective users and producers of ideas and information. We seek to provide an environment where students and staff feel welcome and supported in their search for information.

  • We provide information and technology literacy instruction.
  • We provide reading advocacy and support. 
  • We teach students to be safe, ethical and responsible digital citizens

Library Rules

North Creek High School Library Rules
  1. Use the collaborative area for group work and the quiet area for individual work.
  2. Use computers for school work and headphones when using sound.
  3. No food or drink in main library or Reading Room, but covered drinks are okay in the collaborative area.
  4. Be respectful with phone use.
  5. Clean up after yourself in main library and Reading Room.
  6. Be flexible as we learn how to best use the space.

Our Librarians

Meet Our Librarians!

Teresa Jensen

I live in Shoreline where my husband and I raised our 4 sons. They are all grown up and now I have a grandson, Jacob and granddaughter, Natalie! Besides reading, I like to sew, surf the internet, find fun apps on my phone, and collect shoes. I also love to try new things like climbing along a Via Feratta in the Swiss Alps or climbing Mount Si in North Bend, WA.

I consider myself to be a life-long learner. Besides a Bachelor degree from Western Washington University, I have a Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington, earned my Professional Teaching Certificate from Seattle Pacific University, and my Library Media Certificate from the University of Washington. I've also completed a Project Management Certificate and a Certificate in E-Learning Instructional Design as well as participated in the Northwest Writer's Project.

One of my favorite things to do is find good books for students to read. Because I am on the Evergreen Teen Book Award Committee, I read quite a few books every year. While my favorite genre is Sci-Fi, I also read a lot of Fantasy and Realistic Fiction (i.e. teen angst). Stop by the library and let me help find a good book for you!

Books recently read

The Crown's Fate
OCDaniel
Genius: The Game
Ghost
Love & Gelato
Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Carol Bassett

Carol Bassett North Creek Library and her family, including the dog

Hello!  I'm so glad to be one of the librarians here at North Creek High School.  Most of my career has been spent working with high school students and I can honestly say they are some of my favorite people.  During my teens, I read quite a few books, most of them murder mysteries.  I also grew up with the rise of technology.  My mom got her first calculator when I was in 6th grade, and when I went to UW to study Mathematics, I took a great scientific calculator, but it didn't graph.   By the time I went for my Masters in Library Science I had one of the first notebook computers that were available.  These are some of the experiences that make me excited to be  a librarian in the 21st century.  While I love connecting teens to great books, I also love experiencing the ways that technology can help us to learn more about our world.

When I am not at school, I spend time quilting and baking.  Fresh bread is one my favorite things and it is one of the reasons I am a life-long learner.  There is so much to know to make a great loaf of bread!  My love of quilting stems from my love of bright colors.   The background in the header is a bright hexagon quilt, one of my favorites.  I also enjoy traveling with my husband to experience new places and to visit with my 2 adult sons.  

Brooke Kingston

Brooke Kingston and family at Disneyland

 

I live in Bothell, where my husband and I are raising our two sons. I worked for many years in the specialty coffee industry, and I used to travel all over the world sampling coffees and teaching coffee farmers how to improve their crops. I make a mean cup of coffee, and on the weekends I love to brew a pot of coffee in my French press. Ask me how to brew a great cup of joe...I love sharing my knowledge of coffee!

I consider myself a lifelong learner. Lately, I've been teaching myself how to do calligraphy and hand lettering. I enjoy cooking, entertaining, reading and traveling to Maui. My favorite book is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.  I am passionate about reading to my children every day, and I am fascinated by genealogy. I am a descendant of American pioneer and author Laura Ingalls Wilder, and my great uncle was American naturalist and conservationist Aldo Leopold

Library Hours

7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

2019 Evergreen Award Winner

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Read about this year's winner here.

Library Staff

Teresa Jensen
Librarian
tjensen@nsd.org
425-408-8811 

Brooke Kingston
Library Secretary
bkingston@nsd.org
425-408-8827

Carol Bassett
Librarian
cbassett@nsd.org
425-408-8814

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