SPL to kick off 2017 “Summer of Learning” next month

The Seattle Public Library’s 2017 Summer of Learning for youth and families kicks off on Thursday, June 15. The 98th annual program, which continues through Tuesday, September 5, is designed to keep students reading and learning while school is out. This year’s program features the theme “Blast Off to Space!” and encourages reading and activities around […]

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Seattle Public Library launches second round of local music collection

In 2016, The Seattle Public Library launched an online Seattle music collection called PlayBack that enabled Seattleites to download free local music. Now, 50 more local artists have been added to playback.spl.org, including NAVVI, Fysah, Golden Gardens, Raz Simone and more. Anyone can stream the albums for free, and Library cardholders can download and keep any music in […]

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Nearby News: Seattle Public Library to host weekly pop-up library in Greenwood

While the Greenwood Branch is closed, The Seattle Public Library will host a pop-up library from 11 a.m. to noon every Thursday, February 23 through March 30 at the Green Bean Café (8525 Greenwood Ave N). The pop-up library will have books available for checkout. A children’s story time with storytelling and singing will start at 11:30 […]

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SPL Foundation announces scholarships for local students

Seattle high school seniors and college undergraduates are invited to enter an essay scholarship competition created by The Seattle Public Library Foundation to honor civic leader Stimson Bullitt. The fourth annual Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship seeks essays that explore civic courage. Essays may be submitted online through 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2017. For full contest rules, […]

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Seattle Public Library seeks local submissions for online music collection

This summer, The Seattle Public Library is set to launch an online Seattle music collection called PlayBack. The collection will start with 50 albums of local music available for free download and streaming for SPL members. AccordingPlayBack is intended to be an ever-expanding collection of Seattle’s musical culture, and 100 new albums will be available […]

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Seattle Library patrons set to download free songs from Freegal

Seattle Public Library card holders have yet another perk in terms of downloading free songs. Patrons are able to now download five songs a week from SPL’s partner vendor Freegal, which maintains over 7 million songs from over 28,000 labels. Music available from Freegal includes hits like Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” as […]

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Seattle Public Library looking for local input on history and culture collection

Seattle Public Library is on the lookout for local insight on how they can best provide community access to their local culture and history collection. The collection is comprised of unique and interesting items including old high school year books, original Canlis menus and original Edward Curtis photographs. The library also created the Seattle Neighborhood History Project to […]

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