Impact on Student Success
Summary of Student Success Programs
Summer of Learning: Explore Your World
- Our annual, STEAM-focused Summer of Learning program drew an attendance of more than 8,500 children and teens to 270 programs and events.
Global Reading Challenge
- 70 Seattle Public School District elementary schools participated in the program’s 24th year.
- 4,200 fourth and fifth graders read at least one book as part of the program.
- The winner was Bryant Elementary.
- This free after-school service was offered at 11 Library locations.
- Students visited Homework Help sessions nearly 12,000 times.
- 2,200 story times were held in English.
- 520 story times were offered in Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese, with a total attendance of 10,000, a 34% growth in attendance since 2018.
- 1,990 story time sessions were offered, with a total attendance of 78,000.
- 200 Kaleidoscope Play and Learn sessions had a total attendance of 8,900.
Other key initiatives in 2019
- 700 teen patrons received a Fresh Start waiver of fines and fees; 280 of those included lost-item fees that were funded by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
- Through a partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Nurse Family Partnership, a “Loud at the Library” story time series drew more than 140 attendees to eight sessions.
- During the 2018-2019 school year, the Raising a Reader program served 1,700 children ages 18 months to 6 years old and their families.