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Release Date: 06/12/2014

The Seattle Public Library invites tweens and teens to get 'In the Zone' for Summer of Learning 2014

Summer of Learning 2014

The Seattle Public Library invites tweens and teens to get "In the Zone!" and sign up for the 2014 Summer of Learning beginning Monday, June 23. The 95th annual program, which continues through Sunday, Aug. 31, is designed to prevent summer setback among school-age children and teens.


This year, teens and tweens are invited to create and share videos, photos, GIFs, artwork, poetry or creative writing at teenspl.tumblr.com (#bysplteens). While supplies last, they also will get free books when they come to the library for a program, attend an outreach event, or participate in an activity.


Tweens and teens also can sign up online at seattle-summer-2014.bibliocommons.com to create an avatar, set up their own summer online bookshelf and earn badges.


In addition to encouraging reading, this year's program also includes activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math - areas especially important to the future success of students.


"This year we especially want to help teens and tweens improve their digital media skills," said City Librarian Marcellus Turner. "Whether their interests lie in art, activism, robotics, 3-D printing, computer programming, music, history, photography - we have something for everyone. There is a lot for teens to do at the Library this summer." 


Visit www.spl.org/inthezone beginning June 23 for more information on fun programs for tweens and teens all summer long. All programs are free and open to the public. Free parking is available at branches in the branch parking lots or on nearby streets. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.


The 2014 Summer of Learning is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Google, and U.S. Bank.


For more information about the Summer of Learning, call The Seattle Public Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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