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    Hi, my name is Brenda Leyda and I am very fortunate to be your librarian at Bowman Creek Elementary. I've been a librarian for the past 31 years and I am very excited to help build a positive learning environment as well as a love of reading! My vision is to engage and inspire students to become life-long learners while providing them with the confidence and skills to support their future goals.

    In my free time, I enjoy reading (bet you couldn't guess that:), walking on the beach, cooking and spending as much time as possible with my family. I'm married and have two grown children. My daughter, Kate is a pediatric nurse at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, is married and has a son, Jack and daughter Lyla.  They have made being a grandma so much fun! My son, Zachary, is a Financial Analyst for Amazon and is married to Stefani. I also have a dog named Daisy. We all love to camp, cross country ski and kayak.

    I believe a partnership between school and family is very important and look forward to working with you this coming year. Please feel free to contact me via email or phone with any questions, concerns or just to say hi:). 


    Brenda Leyda





    Hi! I am Danette Wate and I am the Library Para for Bowman Creek Elementary! I have worked with our wonderful Librarian, Mrs. Leyda for the past 9 years and I was so happy to be able to continue with her at Bowman Creek! I am looking forward to meeting all of our students and welcoming them to our new library! As you may imagine, I love to read, and I hope to share that same passion with each student to help them grow as readers and enjoy what they are reading and learning. I look forward to helping you find just the right book! 

    Some of the things I enjoy doing in my free time are spending time with my family, camping, fishing, playing board games, reading and watching football (Go Hawks!!!). My favorite place to visit is Disneyland and I am a huge fan of Snoopy! 

    I can’t wait to see you all in the library! Happy Reading!!