News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods


Seattle Public Library makes reading fun for young readers this summer

June 12th, 2012 by Support Staff

This post courtesy of our sister site Fremont Universe.

The Seattle Public Library

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The busy Northeast branch library and this summer's levy proposal

April 12th, 2012 by Support Staff

Voters will decide in August whether to tax themselves an extra $52 annually to bolster Seattle’s strained library system.

Locally, approval of the property tax levy would mean the Northeast branch library, which has the second-heaviest use of any branch in the Seattle Library system, would see less crowding. From the library:

Books, computers, staff, programs, meeting rooms

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Friends of Seattle Public Library book sale starts Friday through the weekend

March 1st, 2012 by Support Staff

Update Saturday March 3: “We

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Today is Seattle Library's annual Holiday Book Sale at Sand Point

November 19th, 2011 by Support Staff

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library hold their annual Holiday Book Sale today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More than 10,000 items will be available for sale, including holiday books, CDs, gift books and other items, and a general selection of fiction and non-fiction books. There will also be a large selection of quality children

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Fall library sale is this weekend at Magnuson

September 20th, 2011 by Support Staff

More than a quarter-million books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio books and art prints will be up for grabs – cheaply! – this Saturday and Sunday at the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s Fall Book Sale.

Most hardbacks are $2. Paperbacks $1.

The book sale is at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Building #30. Hours are Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

There is a preview Friday evening for members of the Friends.

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The Seattle Public Library prepares for week-long closure

August 23rd, 2011 by Support Staff

This post is from our sister site Fremont Universe.

The Seattle Public Library system will be closed from Monday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 4 because of city budget cuts. All branches also will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

From the press release:

The week-long closure will help the Library achieve its $3.7 million budget reduction target for 2011. The closure will save approximately $650,000. The closure will mean salary reductions for nearly 640 employees who will not be paid during that week and who are taking cuts in their cost of living adjustments. In addition, the book budget has been reduced, positions have been eliminated and 2010 cuts to branch hours have continued this year. Fifteen branches are only open 35 hours a week.

No materials will be due and no fines will be charged during the one-week closure.

Most library services will be unavailable during the closure, including book drops (the Central Library

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All Seattle Public Libraries to close Aug. 29-Sept. 5

July 11th, 2011 by Support Staff

The Seattle Public Library system will be closing down for the week before Labor Day weekend, from Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 4 due to citywide budget cuts. All libraries will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, September 5. Regular Library operations will resume Tuesday, September 6.

Most Library services will be unavailable during the one-week closure and will have the following impacts:

No materials will be due and no fines will be charged.

The last day to check out Library items before the closure is Sunday, August 28. The Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., will be open until 6 p.m. that day and another 11 branches will be open until 5 p.m. Visit or call 206-386-4636 for more information on Library locations and hours.

No book drops will be open. The Central Library book drops will close at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 28 and will reopen at 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 6.

If you

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Seattle Public Library will create a personalized reading list for you

June 30th, 2011 by Support Staff

This post is from our sister site PhinneyWood.

The Seattle Public Library just launched a new service to provide personalized reading lists for patrons, called

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Pay your library fine online

March 1st, 2011 by hillaryu

No need to make a trip to the library to pay a fine, the Seattle Public Library is now accepting payments online.

In addition to paying fines and fees online, Library cardholders can also add funds to their account for computer printing. Credit and debit card payments are processed through PayPal, but a PayPal account is not necessary. There is no service charge to make a payment online, but a minimum payment of $1 is required.

Payments are also accepted in person by cash, check or money order at any Library location during regular operating hours. Payments can be mailed by check or money order to: Attention Borrower Services, The Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. Mailed payments must include a Library card number; payees will receive a receipt by mail.

Credit card payments are not accepted in person or by phone.

You can make payments to your account here. For more information about making payments online, Ask a Librarian or call 206-386-4636.

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