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  • Icon Safe Place

    The Seattle Public Library is a member of the King County Safe Place program.

  • Icon School Break Activities

    During each school break, the Library plans fun activities! From teen reading challenges to summer learning, we have something for kids of all ages.

  • Icon Schools and Teachers

    We offer many services to Seattle-area daycares, schools, and other community agencies serving kids and teens.

  • Icon Seattle Reads

    Seattle Reads is a "one book, one city" program, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book.

  • Icon Seattle Writes

    Explore free classes and workshops on creative writing and publishing.

  • Icon Sharing Our Voices

    Watch animated oral histories that focus on the LGBTQ community. These short films were produced by the Library as part of Sharing Our Voices, a project designed to preserve the oral histories of Seattle's distinct communities.

  • Icon Short Story DIspenser

    Find our Short Edition story dispensers to print a one, three or five-minute short story to read on the spot or take with you.

  • Icon Social Justice

    Learn more about current social justice issues through free online resources and programs.

  • Icon Social Justice Series

    We look at race and social justice issues with communities that are most affected by them.

  • Icon Social Services Referrals

    Our Community Resource Specialist can help you find shelter, mental health counseling, job training, food assistance, legal help, domestic violence support or medical help. We also loan Wi-Fi hotspots and books to those living in encampments.

  • Icon Somali Book

    We work with Seattle’s Somali community to publish Somali books for children.

  • Icon Southwest Artist Showcase

    Each year we display works by local artists at the Southwest Branch.

  • Icon Special Collections

    Our Special Collections celebrate Seattle’s history and place in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Icon Spilled Ink

    Spilled Ink Music and Art Night is a free, fun after-hours celebration of Ballard High School musicians, artists and writers.

  • Icon Story Time

    Our story times are active learning opportunities where kids of all ages enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

  • Icon Storyhood

    Story’hood is a series of workshops where you can learn to design a location based game.

  • Icon StoryWalk® in the Parks

    During Earth Week and beyond, The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Parks & Recreation are collaborating to bring you StoryWalks® all over Seattle in 2021.

  • Icon Student Success

    Discover free programs, services and resources to help students succeed in school.

  • Icon Summer of Learning

    Welcome to the Summer of Learning! Work with your friends and family to EXPLORE, CREATE, and SHARE your stories! Use your imagination and go in any order you like.