A-Z Programs & Services
If you know the name of the program or service that you are looking for, click on the first letter of its name to find it quickly.
The Seattle Public Library is a member of the King County Safe Place program.
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.
Schools and Teachers
We offer many services to Seattle-area daycares, schools, and other community agencies serving kids and teens.
Seattle Reads is a "one book, one city" program, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book.
Explore free classes and workshops on creative writing and publishing.
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.
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.
Learn more about current social justice issues through free online resources and programs.
Social Justice Series
We look at race and social justice issues with communities that are most affected by them.
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.
We work with Seattle’s Somali community to publish Somali books for children.
Southwest Artist Showcase
Each year we display works by local artists at the Southwest Branch.
Our Special Collections celebrate Seattle’s history and place in the Pacific Northwest.
Spilled Ink Music and Art Night is a free, fun after-hours celebration of Ballard High School musicians, artists and writers.
Our story times are active learning opportunities where kids of all ages enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.
Story’hood is a series of workshops where you can learn to design a location based game.
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.
Discover free programs, services and resources to help students succeed in school.
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.