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    I am delighted to be the Kearns Librarian at Frantz H. Coe Elementary School, where I have been a member of the community since 2003. The heart of my job is to nurture Coe's culture of reading by sharing books with students and by collaborating with classroom teachers. I have a Masters in Teaching with a library endorsement from Seattle Pacific University, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA in Literature and Classics from Wheaton College. Outside school I enjoy going for walks with my husband and our dog around Queen Anne, and looking for the Next Great Book for the Kearns Library collection. (Look for me at the Queen Anne Library and at Queen Anne Book Company!) My daughter, Katherine, is a Coe alumna and a student at Wellesley College.

    Kearns Library Hours: 

    Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:55 - 3:00 

    Students are welcome to visit the library during first and third recess, and after school.  Parents are welcome in the Kearns Library during the school day by appointment, and also after school, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

    Helpful Coe Library Information:

    • Check Out Limits:  K/1st - one book at a time, 2nd/3rd - two books at a time, 4th/5th - three books at a time.
    • Books that have been lost or severely damaged must be replaced by the student’s family before the student is permitted to check out more Kearns Library materials.
    • If you would like to join the Kearns Library volunteer team, please e-mail Ms. Marjorie.

    Book Wishes: 

    Book wish forms and the bright yellow Book Wish box are in the south end of the Kearns Library, so that students (and parents and teachers) can request new titles for the Kearns collection. 




    Contact Info

    Librarian: Marjorie Alden Dowd

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