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.
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.
Our librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during story times.
Registration is not required. Sensory story times are first come, first served and limited to 12 families. These story times are not appropriate for day cares.
Story Time Format
All story times will follow the same format of songs, activities and books. Use this graphic to familiarize your child with the order of events.
Story Time Songs
Presenters will sing the same four songs in the following order at all sensory story times. Listen to an audio recording of each song with your child or print out the words.