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December 19, 2014


Children : Internet Safety

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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.

Internet Safety

The Seattle Public Library assists users every day in accessing information that can be found on the Internet. See Online Resources for a list of Web sites that offer authoritative and accurate information for children. Remember to always take care when providing personal information on an Internet site.

SafeKids.Com Opens in new window

Welcome to SafeKids.Com where you'll find tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and productive!

Protecting Kids' Privacy Opens in new window

Helpful tips from the Federal Trade Commission for safely surfing the Web.

American Library Association's Great Web Sites for Kids Opens in new window

Lots of helpful tips and information from the American Library Association

Children's resources are at all Library locations