A-Z Programs & Services
If you know the name of the program or service that you are looking for, click on the first letter of its name to find it quickly.
The Seattle Public Library is a member of the King County Safe Place program.
School Break Activities
During each school break, the Library plans fun activities! From teen reading challenges to summer learning, we have something for kids of all ages.
Schools & Teachers
We offer many services to Seattle-area daycares, elementary schools, and other community agencies serving kids and teens.
Seattle Reads is a "one book, one city" program, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book.
Explore free classes and workshops on creative writing and publishing.
Sharing Our Voices
Watch animated oral histories that focus on the LGBTQ community. These short films were produced by the Library as part of Sharing Our Voices, a project designed to preserve the oral histories of Seattle's distinct communities.
We offer many programs that explore current social justice issues, including civil rights and intellectual freedom.
Social Justice Series
We look at race and social justice issues with communities that are most affected by them.
Social Services & Help for Those in Need
Our Community Resource Specialist can help you find shelter, mental health counseling, job training, food assistance, legal help, domestic violence support or medical help. We also loan Wi-Fi hotspots and books to those living in encampments.
We work with Seattle’s Somali community to publish Somali books for children.
Southwest Artist Showcase
Each year we display works by local artists at the Southwest Branch.
Our Special Collections celebrate Seattle’s history and place in the Pacific Northwest.
Spilled Ink Music and Art Night is a free, fun after-hours celebration of Ballard High School musicians, artists and writers.
SPL Lit Line
This phone service is designed to help library patrons with limited technology access stay connected to literature, history, and their library while they are unable to visit us in person. Simply call 206-386-4656 and listen to a recording of a story, article or poem. Lit Line también está disponible en español.
Our story times are active learning opportunities where kids of all ages enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.
Story’hood is a series of workshops where you can learn to design a location based game.
We offer programs and services to help students of all ages succeed in school.
Summer of Learning
We have offered summer reading and learning programs for Seattle youth since 1919.