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Longview, WA, USA



Library Staff

Tracy Robinson - Library Specialist

Library Hours: 8am to 3:15pm

Online Resources

The Five Finger Test to Check a Book’s Reading Level

  1. Open the book to the middle.  Select a full page of text.
  2. Read the page (aloud if possible).
  3. Put one finger up for every word you cannot pronounce or do not know.
  4. If you get five ( 5 ) fingers up on one page,the book is too difficult to read independently.
  5. If you do not get any fingers up, but are reading very slowly and decoding almost every word, you will not enjoy the book.

Books and Reading


Click on a name to be taken to the web site designed by that author. Sometimes the address for such websites change without notice. If you find “broken” links, let us know. You may also want to place the name in Google search.

Molly Bang
Stan and Jan Berenstain
Robert Blake
Judy Blume
Jan Brett
Marc Brown
Betsy Byars
Eric Carle
Jean Craighead George
Dan Gutman
Dav Pilkey
Patricia Polacco
Robert Quackenbush
J.K. Rowling
Dr. Seuss
Pam Swallow
Rosemary Wells
Audrey Wood
Jane Yolen


How to Make Your Book Happy

  1. Carry your books to and from school in your backpack in a large waterproof bag, especially if you carry food or drinks in your backpack. Keep your books out of puddles. Remember: Don’t give your book a bath!
  2. Keep books away from food and beverages. Please have snacks before or after reading your library books and keep them away from areas where food is served. Remember: Don’t feed your book!
  3. Keep books away from younger siblings who might scribble, tear or otherwise damage books. Books do not make good baby toys!
  4. Keep books away from pets. Books are not good pet food.
  5. Turn pages carefully from the top right corner, not the bottom of the page.
  6. Make sure your hands are clean when reading library books.
  7. Protect the spine of the book by always using a bookmark rather than placing it face down with the pages open.
  8. Always use a bookmark instead of turning down the corner of the pages or using a post it, which leaves a residue. Do not use objects not meant to be bookmarks, such as pencils. Anything too thick will break the book’s spine.
  9. Designate one particular place to store library books and return books there after each reading.
  10. Read it! Have someone read it to you.
  11. Return your book on time so others may enjoy it.