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Library Closed Monday, May 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.


Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog – May 28 and May 29

The Library will be performing maintenance on our catalog starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. During this time, you will be able to search the Bibliocommons catalog, but will not be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal), SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.

Teen Programs

What kinds of Library programs are there for teens?

Some favorites include:

  • Poetry slams and music performances by local teens
  • Pizza and Pages
    Teen book discussions
  • Anime clubs
    To preview new movies and manga
  • Homework Help
    In branches and online
  • Classes on SAT prep and financial aid
  • Danger: Books!
    Readings from books that have been banned or challenged in the United States
  • Summer Reading Program
    Teens read and review books
  • Wii and Gaming nights


See the Teens Calendar of Events for a complete list of upcoming teen events.


How much do these programs cost?

All the classes and activities for teens, including Pizza and Pages, are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for some classes. A Library card is required to use online Homework Help.

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Reading together


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