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

  • Icon Schools and Teachers

    We offer many resources and 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 resources 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 Social Services Team can help connect you to resources and services including housing support, mental health counseling, job training, food assistance, legal help, domestic violence support or medical help.

  • 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 Story Time

    Enjoy stories, songs, and fun learning activities for babies, toddlers and young children.

  • Icon Storyhood

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

  • Icon Student Success

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

  • Icon Summer of Learning

    The Library has offered summer programs for Seattle youth since 1919 – this past summer was our 104th year of summer youth programming!