Library News

Global Reading Challenge

Global Reading Challenge is a special reading program for 4th and 5th grade students, sponsored by the King County Library System.  The Global Reading Challenge students who participate in the program will read 1 of the 6 fiction and/or nonfiction books that have been selected by children’s librarians from the King County Library.  The specific books represent a wide variety of interests and reading levels. Students will be reading for pleasure, for information, for fun and to gain exposure to a variety of authors and subjects in order to challenge other teams in a quiz bowl format.  Puesta del Sol will be participating along with many other Bellevue Elementary Schools. Our participating teams will made up of 6 students each.   Find out more 

Birthday Book Club Information


School Reading Challenge
Volunteering at the Library

Our Puesta del Sol Librarian, Sra. Stacey Brody, can always use a helping hand!  Ask your child's teacher when his/her class is at the library.  Or drop in any time to help with other tasks.  You can set up a time with Sra. Brody to learn how to shelve books, cover books, and help with book check-ins and check-outs.

Library Resource Information

Puesta del Sol Elementary Library Online Catalog 
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Trying to do research? Looking for kid-friendly online reading?
You can access the BSD-purchased and kid-friendly databases and web sites through links on the Puesta del Sol Library Online Catalog, or directly through the links below. There is no cost to any parent or student to use these resources, which are paid for by the Bellevue School District.

Ask the Puesta del Sol librarian Stacey Brody for the user ID and password for your student or check the bookmarks students brought home with all the access information.



TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. 


Access to the World Book Encyclopedia online, with Kids, Student, and Advanced editions, as well as a Spanish language version. 


Since its beginnings in 1974, the aim of CultureGrams has been to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples by creating and publishing excellent content. Today the CultureGrams series is one of the most trusted and widely used cultural reference and curriculum products in the education, government, and non-profit arenas. 

World, Kids, States, and Provinces editions.


Now your K-2 students can research their favorite animals using a database created just for them. PebbleGo, the latest innovation from Capstone Press, is designed specifically for emergent readers. Featuring hundreds of animals, expertly leveled text, reading supports, and audio and video resources, PebbleGo is the ideal K-2 resource.  

Ask the Puesta del Sol librarian Stacey Brody for the user ID and password for your student for the online resources listed above or check the bookmarks sent home with students.

King County Library System - KCLS also has databases you can research