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December 21, 2014

Children

Children : For Parents & Caregivers

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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.

Parents & Caregivers

The Seattle Public Library supports the efforts of parents and caregivers in their work with children. Children's services librarians are available to help at most branches. See the Map of Library Locations or call Children's Services at 206-386-4675.

 

Programs & Services

  • Begin with Books - Reading to young children gives them an early love of books and encourages them to become lifelong readers. You can start your child's reading adventure with "Begin with Books" Toddler and Preschool theme kits.
  • Sensory Story Times - Sensory story times are geared for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, are on the autism spectrum, or are sensitive to sensory overload.
  • Web Links - Web links for parents and caregivers
  • Internet Safety 
Children's resources are at all Library locations