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November 23, 2017


Adults : Housing and Referrals

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Library Closed Thursday, Nov. 23

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23.

Housing and Referrals

Homelessness: A State of Emergency

In response to Seattle’s growing problem with homelessness, The City of Seattle declared a state of emergency in November 2015 calling for all city residents to have access to shelter. On one night in January 2016, 10,688 homeless individuals were counted living on the streets, in cars, in shelters or in transitional housing in King County. Over 2,000 people experiencing homelessness in King County are under the age of 17.

(Source: 2016 One Night County; 2015 Family Housing Connection)

Infographics about homeliessness in Seattle

Community Resource Specialist

Hallie Cranos, our Community Resource Specialist, can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more.

She will be available to help patrons during drop-in hours at the Central Library Level 5 Resource Kiosk. 

  • Tuesdays - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Fridays - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


She will also be available at the Ballard Branch on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The schedule listed above is for reference only. For the most up-to-date information, see the Community Resource Specialist's calendar.

Patrons can also request appointments outside of these hours by calling 206-739-1650, or emailing



This program is available through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center and supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


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