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September 3, 2015


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Library Closed Monday, Sept. 7

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

Online Resources


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Article & Database Help


Books & Stories



Video picture books paired with related nonfiction books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in Spanish.

Children's Literature Awards
Learn about the Caldecott Medal, the Newbery Award, and other literary honors awarded by the American Library Association.

International Children's Digital Library

Read free children's books written in many different languages.

NoveList Plus
An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, offering enhanced subject access and full-text reviews, Author Read-alikes, awards, theme-oriented book lists, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles for a wide range of reading interests.

PBS Parents Bookfinder
Search for recommended children's books by age of child and theme.

Story Place Pre-school Library
Beginning reading stories and activities.

Animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.



Current Events



Opposing Viewpoints in Context
An online library of current event topics--facts and arguments for and against.

SIRS Discoverer
Magazines and newspapers for students.






Britannica Online for Kids
Elementary, middle, and high school students can find out who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for middle school students.

New Book of Knowledge
Find information for school reports and answer questions to satisfy your curiosity. A fun and easy to use general purpose encyclopedia for elementary school students.

New Book of Popular Science
This science encyclopedia includes science projects, articles on science, technology and medical topics, science-inspired games, puzzles and brainteasers, and a science fact finder with measurement conversions, and science tables and charts.






Childrens' Homework Help
Information about The Seattle Public Library's drop-in Homework Help Centers and other resources.

Homework links for kids, parents and teachers.

Online Homework Help for K-12 Students

Use your library card to get free online homework help from expert tutors in math, science, English and social studies. Available in English seven days a week from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tutors are not available on holidays but you still have access to online resources and tests. Online Homework Help disponible en español 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. siete días a la semana. Online Homework Help will end on Tuesday, September 8th

Seattle Public Schools Library Services
Comprehensive subject access to reference sites.



People & Places



America the Beautiful
Find information on the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. Learn official state names and their capitals, state symbols such as flags and mottoes, and interesting facts such as Tallest Buildings and Longest Tunnels.

AtoZ the World

Information about 175 countries including culture, history, customs, food, religion, maps, and other facts.

Biography in Context
Information about people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Country reports deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

Lands and Peoples
Find information on the world's countries and their peoples, cultures, histories and current events. Includes maps, flags and photos.

Muzzy Online
Online language learning for children. English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.


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