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December 21, 2014

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Library closed Dec. 24 and 25

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1

Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1,  the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Library News Release

Release Date: 08/30/2013

The Seattle Public Library presents 'Bow-wows and Books' story times for kids

“Bow-wows and Books”

Children are invited to practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! The Seattle Public Library presents "Bow-wows and Books," a new story time, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 9 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.


Story times are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.


Certified therapy dogs and their handlers will join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment.


For more information, call the branch at 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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