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Shout Out to SafeFutures Youth Center!

SafeFutures_LogoHello to SafeFutures Youth Center!

Today we’re talking about the services and programs of The Seattle Public Library.

Thanks to Kary for hosting!

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  • Take advantage of the great book lists that Seattle Librarians compile just for you.
  • Get a personalized reading list of titles you’ll love: Your Next Five.
  • Zinio provides magazine reading at your fingertips.
  • Don’t forget that our e-books and e-audiobooks collections are growing all the time.
  • Download five free songs every week through Freegal. They’re yours to keep, too!
  • Hoopla is a streaming service that the library offers. See what music, video, and audiobooks they have today.
  • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7 for all those burning questions that keep you up at night.
  • Arrange a group tour of Central Library…or just take the cell phone tour; it’s your “call.”
  • Visit a Seattle Museum for free!
  • Use Homework Help in-person at 11 Seattle libraries (throughout the school year) or check-out the online Homework Help. Both are great ways to advance your studies.

Lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

Ken @ High Point

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Jane Addams students recommend great books!

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Thanks Jane Addams 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for being an amazing audience last week!

Here are a few of the books I brought with me:

Here are some of the teen programs this summer at the Lake City Branch:

  1. Bristlebots for Teens, Wednesday, June 25th, 2-4 pm
  2. Divergent 60-Second Challenge for Teens, Wednesday, July 9th, 2-4 pm
  3. Create Your Own Flappy Bird Video Game for Teens, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2-4 pm
  4. Gaming for Teens, Wednesday, August 13th, 2-4 pm

And last but not least TYVM for your great reading suggestions! Here are just a few:

Have a great summer, and we will see you at Hazel Wolf in the fall!

Nancy @ Lake City

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School Shout Out: Hamilton Middle School!

Hamilton MS 2Thanks for being such a great audience today.

Do you want to read one of the books I talked to your class about?

Click here to see the entire list of YA books with adult allure/adult books with YA allure.

To review the Prezi presentation Click here!

The summer program starts June 23. Come to the library to pick up your free book and participate in a summer of great activities!

Check out our Teens webpage for current programs and activities.

These are the events happening at University

  • Artivism 101 – Thursday, July 10th,1 2 – 5:45
  • Media Montage – Saturday, July 19th, 2 – 5
  • Hack a Banana – Saturday, August 2nd, 1 – 3
  • Positive Youth Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion, and Health Fair
    Sunday, August 3rd, 1 – 4

Want to write for this blog? Send us an e-mail and we’ll let you know how!

  • Take advantage of the great book lists that Seattle Librarians compile just for you.
  • Get a personalized reading list of titles you’ll love: Your Next Five.
  • Zinio provides magazine reading at your fingertips.
  • Don’t forget that our e-books and e-audiobookscollections are growing all the time.
  • Download three free songs every week through Freegal. They’re yours to keep, too!
  • Hoopla is a new streaming service that the library offers. See what music, video, and audiobooks they have today.
  • Ask a Librarian is available 24/7 for all those burning questions that keep you up at night.
  • Arrange a group tour of Central Library…or just take the cell phone tour; it’s your “call.”
  • Visit a Seattle Museum for free!
  • Use Homework Help in-person at 11 Seattle libraries (throughout the school year) or check-out the online Homework Help. Both are great ways to advance your studies.

Lots to see and do and learn and enjoy and experience and discuss.

Get involved @ Your Library!

–-Kristy from University

School Shout Out: St. Benedict

Benedict WordleMarty from Green Lake says Howdy! to the middle schoolers of St. Benedict, with a shout out to Ms. Lisi, the Media Center Specialist and all the students of St. Benedict!

Have fun discovering databases, learning about Freegal and exploring the library website!

Don’t forget about Homework Help…in-person (Northgate, Lake City & Broadview) and online.

Come visit us when you have the chance!  🙂

School Shout Out: Eckstein Middle School

srp2013-net-eckstein Today Jessica from Northeast Branch visits Eckstein Middle School, with a shout out to Erin the school librarian and all the Eckstein students, and talking about all these great teen titles.

Now that you’ve heard about them, let us know, which of these books do YOU intend to read this summer?

Shout Out to Hamilton International Middle School!

Librarians from the Wallingford and Green Lake branch libraries held a tabling event to promote Summer Reading at Hamilton last week during lunches. Students were asked to fill out “mini” book reviews. Red Vines and Sour Punches were handed out! Chaos ruled! Over 300 mini reviews were turned in. Here are a few of our favorites:

Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – “The writing was good and the plot was clever. I couldn’t put it down”

The Mysterious Benedict Society – “The children are resourceful and can deal with problems on their own.”

The Help – It was interesting, funny and I learned a lot about segregation in the 60’s.”

Living Dead Girl – “It was touching, sad, and it makes you realize how good you have it.”

Messenger – “A very strong story that connects the first two books (The Giver and Gathering Blue) in cool ways. I couldn’t put it down!”

Iron Queen – “I love fantasy and reality mixed together. The author used great voice too.”

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – “It was super interesting, and I learned a bunch of cool science.”

Girl, Interrupted – “Very interesting and revealing about the mental hospital system in the 1960’s.”

The book that was reviewed the most? The Maze Runner.

The books that got the most negative (thumbs down) reviews: The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice.

Wonder what a mini review looks like? Here’s a picture:

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School Shout Out – Denny and Northwest Schools

Denny Northwest Worlde Today Cheresse from the Southwest Branch is visiting Denny Middle School and Shannon from the Central Library is visiting the Northwest School

We’d like to give a big SHOUT-OUT to all the students in both schools.

Cheresse will be talking about the books on this list, and Shannon’s can be found here

Now that you know our favorites of the year, what are you going to read this summer?