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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 & Teachers

    We offer many services to Seattle-area daycares, elementary 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 Social Justice

    Join us for free programs exploring a variety of current social justice issues.

  • Icon Social Justice Series

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

  • Icon Social Services & Help for Those in Need

    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 Books

    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 SPL Lit Line

    This phone service is designed to help library patrons with limited technology access stay connected to literature, history, and their library while they are unable to visit us in person. Simply call 206-386-4656 and listen to a recording of a story, article or poem. Lit Line también está disponible en español.

  • 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 Story'hood

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

  • Icon Student Success

    We offer programs and services to help students of all ages succeed in school.

  • Icon Summer of Learning

    We have offered summer reading and learning programs for Seattle youth since 1919.