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:

What goes on and on with an I in the middle?

Send me your riddles using this form!

Past riddles and solutions:

  • You go in one hole and come out of three holes. When you’re inside it, you’re ready to go outside. When you are outside, you are still inside of it. What is it? - A sweater/shirt!

  • Forward, I am heavy. Backwards, I am not. What am I? - Ton! (ton backwards is not)

  • You have a 5 gallon bucket, a 3 gallon bucket and a hose. How can you use only those things to fill the 5 gallon bucket with exactly 4 gallons of water? - Simon - One possible answer: Fill the 3 gallon bucket up and pour it in the 5 gallon. Fill up the 3 gallon bucket again and pour the 2 gallons that fit into the 5 gallon bucket. Now you have 1 gallon in the 3 gallon bucket. Dump out the 5 gallon bucket and move the 1 gallon into it. Fill up the 3 gallon bucket and dump it into the 5 gallon bucket where it is added to the 1 gallon, to make 4 gallons.

  • If you drop me, I am sure to crack. But give me a smile, and I will always smile back. - Sahmaje, 4th grade - A mirror!

  • Draw a line. Without touching that line, how can you make it longer? - Draw a shorter line under it! Other clever student answers included moving the paper closer (zooming in), imagining the line bigger, having someone else make the line longer (then you won't be touching it).

  • Name four days of the week that start with the letter T. - Tuesday, Thursday, today, tomorrow!

  • What has 4 wheels and flies? - Callan, 5th grade - A garbage truck!

  • If you take the E and T out of the alphabet, how many letters are left? - Dags, 4th grade - 6 (alphabet), 7 (the alphabet) or 24 (a-z without e and t)

  • What gets bigger the more you take away? - Tamanna, 4th grade - A hole! Lots of students suggested math related answers too, fractions and negative numbers, so clever!

  • What has a head and a tail but no body? - Yani, 4th grade - A Coin! Other student answers included a snake and a worm.

  • What is a 4 letter word, occasionally a 12 letter word and never a 5 letter word. - Ms. Jess (Ms. Jackie's Librarian friend at Thousand Oaks) - Three answers: what (4), occasionally (12), never (5).

  • What is as light as air and as big as a house? - Enzo, 4th grade - A cloud! Other student answers included air that fills a house and a house's shadow.

  • What word can you spell with 2 letter or 4 letters? -William 4th grade - Okay, ok!

  • If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in? - Charlotte, 4th grade - You are in second place! (acting it out with puppets was a big help)

  • They come out at night, they are lost in the day. Never seen by sunlight but by a moon's ray. - Amalia, 5th Grade - Stars!

  • What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? -Brianna, 4th grade - The letter M!

  • What is as big as an elephant but weighs nothing? - William 4th grade - An elephant's shadow!

  • What has hands and a face, but can’t hold anything or smile? - Yani, 4th grade - A clock!

  • David’s parents have three children: Snap, Crackle, and ? . what is the name of the third child? - Sawyer, 4th grade - The third child is David!

  • What never gets wetter, even when it rains?-Franky, 5th grade - The ocean/sea/puddle/rain/water!

  • What is the capital of France? -Charlotte, 4th grade - The letter F!

  • There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it? - Tamanna, 4th grade - The word "wrong!"

  • What is always coming, but never arrives? -Riddhiman, 4th grade - Tomorrow!

  • How high would you have to count before you would use the letter A in the English language spelling of a whole number? - Nathan, 6th grade - One thousAnd! Other clever student answers: One hundred And one and A hundred.

  • A bus driver was heading down a busy street in the city. He went past three stop signs without stopping, went the wrong way down a one-way street, and answered a message on his phone. But the bus driver didn’t break any traffic laws. How? - Emmett, 4th grade - The bus driver was walking!

  • Which is heavier: a pound of bricks or a pound of feathers? They are equal, both a pound!

  • What has a green hat and sounds like a parrot? -Jalen, 5th grade - A carrot!

  • What do you find at the end of the line? - Kelsey, 5th grade - The letter E! Other student answers included a question mark and nothing.

  • What has a neck but no head? - Tessa, 5th grade - A shirt/hoodie/sweater! Other student answers included a vase, a bottle, a lamp and a string instrument.

  • What kind of cup can't hold water? - Alejandra, 5th grade - A Cupcake! Other student answers included a buttercup, a peanut butter cup and an upside down cup.

  • There is a green house. Inside the green house is a white house. Inside the white house is a red house. Inside the red house are lots of little babies. What is it? - Davi, 5th grade - A watermelon!

  • What do you always get for your birthday? -Maeve, 5th grade - You get a year older!

  • I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I? - An echo. Other student answers included leaves and an instrument.

  • 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, throw-up (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)

  • 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)

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