Sumner High School Library

Ms. Cheryl Block Gosselin, NBCT, Teacher-Librarian

"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story." - Ursula K. Le Guin

Literacy Image - ALA copyright

library hours & services

7:10 - 3:00 (M,T,Th,F); 8:40 - 3:00 (W)

Library Research, Reading, and Instructional Resources - Ms. Gosselin

Library & Textbook √out, Chromebook Help, Printing, Tech - Mr. Villalobos

Community Library Resources - Pierce County Libraries

Library Expectations | Power Hour Sign-in

Power Hour Lunch A

Mon - Library Services (no lunch)
Tues - Quiet Study Hall
Wed - Library Services (no lunch)
Thu - Quiet Study Hall
Fri - Library Services (no lunch)
Library √out / Chrome (library) - M, T, W, Th, F

Power Hour Lunch B

Mon - Book Club and Reader's Advisory
Tues - Quiet Study Hall
Wed - Writing Club, Poetry, and Coding
Thu - Quiet Study Hall
Fri - Chrome, Texts, and √out (no lunch)
Textbook √out (bookroom) - M, T, W, Th

ensuring that Spartans are effective users and producers of ideas and information

library programming

Reading, writing, library events . . . Enter a writing contest, learn about coding, participate in a reading challenge, or find ways to meet authors . . . check out our events page!

Cavalcade of Authors Saturday, May 9th, 2020

In its 6th year, Cavalcade of Authors West has grown to a workshop of 24 authors and 1,000 attending students. See our Author and Titles List. We have 15 spots available for 2020!

If interested in writing, meeting authors, or discovering new YA titles, please let Ms. Gosselin know if you are interested in joining us.

Permission forms are now available in the library. Return with $25 to get first "dibs" on preferences! Text @coa20 to 81010 to receive messages and updates.

"It is a tie between men to have read the same book." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

library expectations, borrowing, & access links

Student Expectations

Libraries are used to meet the needs of many patrons with diverse questions and needs. Our community appreciates a library that is a welcoming, productive, considerate place to work, think, read, design, collaborate, study, share, and ask questions. Be respectful. With privilege comes responsibility. Please visit Student Expectations for more information.

Library Accounts

Access your library account at, choose Sumner High School, and login using your student computer login and ID. Use the "my info" tab to find your account, history, items out, and due dates.


Library books are checked out for two weeks at a time and may be renewed up to three times if there are no current holds on the title. Materials that are already late cannot be self-renewed, but they can be renewed in person.
Please return or renew books on time. Lost, damaged, and overdue books are subject to fines as defined by district policy. We believe that the library should be a free and accessible resource for all students. Books held past their due date cannot circulate.
We send overdue notices out weekly through student email, but there are many ways to keep informed and avoid fines: 1) check the due date stamp in the back of the book (we still do), 2) ask the library staff to check due dates and/or renew books, 3) check account or renew online by logging in to "My Info" with the district computer ID and password, 4) check SBLSD gmail account for weekly overdue notices, and/or 5) watch EdAccess for current fines for lost or damaged materials.

WiFi & Technology

for Internet and Chromebooks

We are a one-to-one school district, where each student carries a district-issued Chromebook or similar device. Students can come to the library for assistance with repairs, loaners, charging, and questions about apps and extensions.
Using technology comes with the expectation of individual responsibility when using borrowed equipment and access to the Internet.
WiFi Access and Directions

Library eSources

for reference & media sources

Students can access all library databases and subscriptions with any Internet-connected device, including Gale Virtual Reference Library (with over 900 reference volumes), History in Context, eLibrary, JSTOR, ProQuest Newsstand, World Book Online, and more. All make great sources for reference, homework help, and research projects!
You will need our Password List for access away from school (open with school Google account)

Overdrive Catalog

for audio & ebooks

Our Overdrive ebook and audiobook library uses the same service that the Pierce County Library System does, but the content is collectively shared among our secondary schools in Sumner. Overdrive is supported on many systems, including iOS, Android, Google, Kindle, and more.
Read in your browser or download the Overdrive app to a device, select Sumner School District as your library, browse for audio and ebooks, and download to your device. Enjoy!

Library Catalog

for library titles

Students can find library materials through the SHS Library Online Catalog, and should bookmark for access from home or from any Internet-connected device. Anyone can search our catalog as a guest, or students may go to the SHS Library Catalog link, and click the "My Info" at the top, using the SSD login/password to renew, review, and/or place holds on books. Helpful apps are available for our Destiny Catalog and Overdrive collections.
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library staff

Cheryl Block Gosselin, MEd, NBCT

Certified Teacher Librarian & IB Extended Essay Coordinator

Clemente Villalobos

Library Resource Technician

SHS Reading and Library Resource Survey 2016-2017

library mission

ensuring that Spartans are effective users and producers of ideas and information

SHS Librarian, Ms. Gosselin

Professionally staffed school library programs help students become college and career ready by

*providing intellectual and physical access to books, resources, and technology;

*cooperatively developing strategies to meet and extend the resource and inquiry needs of our school communities;

*teaching information literacy, responsible use, and 21st century critical thinking skills;

*encouraging students to be independent thinkers, readers, creators, and imaginative problem solvers; and

*ensuring that students and staff are effective users and producers of ideas and information.

Look to the SSD Library Information Program page for more information on our mission, library procedures, collection development philosophy, FAQs, and links to other school libraries in our district.

"We are drowning in information but starving for knowledge." - John Naisbitt

community resources

Students should get a free Pierce County Library card to access library resources throughout our Pierce County community, including books, Overdrive content, and subscription databases. Reciprocal library cards can be arranged with neighboring library systems, including King County Libraries, Tacoma Public Libraries, and Puyallup Public Libraries, which will give users access to more digital and print content.