Library closed Dec. 24 and 25
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1
Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
Reading to young children gives them an early love of books and encourages them to become lifelong readers. You can start your child's reading adventure with the "Begin with Books" Toddler and Preschool theme kits described below. Use the Library's online catalog to order these kits. By placing a hold, kits will be delivered to the branch of The Seattle Public Library of your choice.
Preschool Theme Kits
These kits are designed for families and caregivers working with children 3 to 6 years old. Each kit contains five picture books, a music cd, a resource book and an activity card. They are available in basic themes such as Alphabet, Counting and Mother Goose as well as Five Senses, Dinosaurs, Dragons and Castles, Sharing, Self Esteem and other age appropriate themes.
View all Begin with Books Preschool Kits.
Toddler Theme Kits
These kits are designed for families and caregivers to use one-on-one with a child ages birth to 3 years old. Each kit contains five board books, a music cd, a resource book and an activity card. They are available in a variety of age appropriate themes including Dinosaurs, Out of Diapers and Sleepy Time.
View all Begin with Books Toddler Kits.
If you would like more information about the Begin with Books program, please contact The Seattle Public Library Children's Department at 206-386-4675.