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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: 02/03/2014

Seattle wins Reading Bowl honor

Reading Bowl

Seattle has won the title of Reading Bowl Champion 2014!  


From Monday, Jan. 27 through the end of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2, readers in Seattle and Denver shared book titles read via Twitteropens in new window (#SEAreads, #DENreads, and #ReadingBowl). The final score totaled Seattle with 1,153 tweets and Denver with 861.


"The Seattle Public Library is proud to serve our community of enthusiastic readers," said City Librarian Marcellus Turner. "Winning the Reading Bowl proves that Seattle is one of the most well-read cities in the country."


A tribute display to Seattle and the Seahawks will be displayed at the Central Library of the Denver Public Library. Images of the display will be shared on Twitteropens in new window and Facebookopens in new window.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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