Student Success Programs and Services in 2018

Summary of Student Success Programs

Summer of Learning: Make a Splash!

  • 9,000 kids and teens learned STEAM skills

Global Reading Challenge

  • 69 Seattle Public School District elementary schools participated
  • 23nd year of the program
  • 4,100+ 4th and 5th -graders read 10 books
  • The winner: Bryant Elementary

Homework Help

  • 11 Library locations
  • 12,199 students attended Homework Help sessions

Story times

  • 2,182 story times in English
  • 390 story times were offered in Mandarin, Spanish, Somali, Arabic and Vietnamese
  • The total attendance for story times in 2018 was 77,671

Other key initiatives in 2018

  • 1,100 teens had their borrowing privileges restored thanks to Fresh Start, a fine forgiveness program
  • During the 2017-2018 school year, our Raising A Reader program served over 1,600 children ages 18 months to 6 years and their families