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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: 02/27/2013

The Seattle Public Library celebrates National Poetry Month with poetry contest

Haiku Hullabaloo

Children, teens and adults are invited to enter The Seattle Public Library's haiku poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.


Write a haiku that celebrates the library in your life and submit the poem online beginning Monday, March 4. The contest ends at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15.


Winning entries will appear on the Library's website beginning April 1.


Contest participants must have a library card issued by The Seattle Public Library. Entries must be the writer's own work and may not be submitted without the poet's knowledge or consent. No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.


For more information and full contest rules, visit or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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