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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Library News Release

Release Date: 04/29/2013

Local students read from their writing May 22-23 at The Seattle Public Library

Writers in the Schools

The Seattle Public Library will host two nights of readings from local students participating in the Writers in the Schools program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.


The programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m.


The May 22 program will feature readings from elementary and middle school students, and the May 23 program will feature readings from high school students.


Writers in the Schools, a program sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures, works with public school students at elementary, middle, and high schools in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Through the mentorship and innovative instruction of professional creative writers, students develop their voices, tell their stories, and turn imagination into ink.


For more information about the programs, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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