OverDrive ebook issues
Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.
The Library's Website may experience brief outages
On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 a.m. to noon, the Library's website may experience brief intermittent outages due to scheduled server maintenance.
The Global Reading Challenge is a Battle of the Books program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading 10 books, children take part in a "Quiz Bowl" game to determine the winner for the city of Seattle.
Go to 2017 Book Titles
See past years' Global Reading Challenge book lists
Eight Semi-Finals Rounds
Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library
- Tuesday, February 28 - Friday, March 10
- 66 Global teams
Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
- Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library
The Global Reading Challenge is made possible by funding from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, Pemco Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank, Northwest Literacy Foundation, the Ballard and Fremont Rotary clubs, and Toni Myers.