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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Global Reading Challenge - Participating Seattle Public Schools

Take the 2017 Global Reading Challenge

The following Seattle Public Schools are participating in this year's Global Reading Challenge. Following these links will open a new window in your browser.

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Global Reading Challenge - Important Dates

Eight Semi-Finals Rounds

Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library

  • Tuesday, February 28 - Friday, March 10
  • 66 Global teams

City Final

Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

  • Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library


We Thank Our Sponsors

The Global Reading Challenge is made possible by funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Pemco Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank, Northwest Literacy Foundation, the Ballard and Fremont Rotary clubs, and Toni Myers.