Welcome To Washington Library!

Illustration by Jarrrett Lerner: https://jarrettlerner.com/

My name is Jackie Overlid and I am very happy to be your school librarian!

I can't wait to see you all at Zoom Library Times and hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. - Mason Cooley



  • If you have questions please email me. I will try my best to reply within 24 hours.

-Ms. Jackie, jackieoverlid@berkeley.net

Riddle/Joke of Week:

I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?

Past riddles and solutions:

  • What state is round on the edges and "high" in the middle? - Dags, 4th grade - Ohio!

  • It belongs to you, but your friends use it more. What is it? - Ruby , 5th grade - Your name!

  • Some months have 30 days, some have 31 days, how many have 28 days? - Onyx, 5th grade - All 12 months have 28 days!

  • Where can you find forests, cities, towns, islands, shops, and streets, but no people? - Ellie, 6th Grade - A map! Other answers by students include a Lego city and deserted town.

  • What can you catch but not throw? - A cold! Make sure you wash hands! Other answers by students include ketchup and a bus/train.

  • What can you throw but not catch? - A tantrum! Other answers by students include a party, throwup (eww but true!) and a cup of water.

  • What has 88 keys but can not open a single door? -Alejandra, 5th grade - A piano!

  • What kind of band never plays music? - A rubber band!

  • I have 6 eggs. i broke two, i cooked two, and I ate two. how many do I have left? -Callan, 5th grade - You still have 4 left because you broke, cooked and ate the same 2.

  • There are 5 apples. You take away 3 apples. How many apples do you have now? - 3 (You took 3, so you have 3!)

  • A chest filled with gold that's missing a lock. What is it? -Reef, 5th grade - An egg. (Reef credits this riddle to The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)

  • Extra, related riddle: What do you have to break before you use it? - Also an egg! But other possible answers by students included a soda can, a glow stick and a nut.

  • How can you make the number one disappear? -Add a G and it is "gone." Other possible answer by students included just erase it, erase the N and E and make it a 0/zero, and add an N and it is "none."

  • What goes up and down but never moves? -Stairs! (other possible answers from students included the sun, an elevator shaft and a ladder)

Send me your riddles using this form!

Emoji Title Challenge:

Can you guess book titles using emoji clues?

Can you come up with a few emoji book titles of your own?

Send me your ideas using this form!

Emoji book titles