Bear Creek Libraries

The Bear Creek School has four separate libraries. The Ida Lairson (K 4) Library has a collection focused for students in kindergarten – grade 4. The C.E. “Ted” Kindel (5 8) Library houses a collection geared toward Early Middle School and Middle School students. The Andrea Lairson (9 12) Library in the Upper School is filled with resources for older students. The Valley Campus Library collection is geared toward Preschool students.

The collection is built to support the resource needs of the classroom curriculum; together the libraries contain over 39,000 print and electronic titles. The libraries provide computers for online research and access to online databases to which the school subscribes.

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Library Mission

The mission of The Bear Creek School Libraries is to ensure that students are effective users and producers of ideas and information. To fulfill this mission, we strive to:

  • Teach essential information and technology skills integrated with the curriculum
  • Guide and promote reading, books, and media
  • Manage and provide information and technology services, resources, and facilities.

Read more about the libraries.

About the Libraries

Locations and Hours

Location Hours
Andrea Lairson Library Upper School M – Th, 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
W: check sign on door for closing
F: 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C.E. "Ted" Kindel Library Main Building M – F, 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ida Lairson Library Main Building M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Valley Campus Library Preschool Before/after school (check out and return books in Preschool Office)

Check-out Periods and Limits

Items Duration
Grades 5 12 5 items 4 weeks
Grade 4 4 items 4 weeks
Grade 3 3 items 4 weeks
Grades K 2 2 items 2 weeks
Parents 5 items 4 weeks
Faculty 50 items 4 months
Exception Magazines 1 week
Exception Reference 1 hour or overnight

Contact a Librarian

Kristin Dennison ( in the Andrea Lairson Library

Or in the C.E. "Ted" Kindel and Ida Lairson Libraries

Need help? Email a librarian or call 425-898-1720 ext. 404 (Ida Lairson and Kindel Libraries) or ext. 727 (Upper School's Andrea Lairson Library)