Now that it’s Sunday, just two days till this year’s Night Out – a time for community-building, crime-fighting block parties, coming up Tuesday night, 6-9 pm. Two updates right now:
NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP WITH SPD: We checked last week to see what the deadline is – and Seattle Police say there’s really not one; sign up your block party by Tuesday, get on the map, and make your party happen. How to do it:
*Go here to register (you can close off your non-arterial street without a permit or fee)
*Add your block party to SPD’s online map (not mandatory)
*Print your street-closure and neighborhood-invitation signs
WEST SEATTLE LIBRARIES GET IN THE ‘NIGHT OUT’ MOOD: Shared by children’s librarian Amy LaVare:
West Seattle’s libraries will be offering a variety of Night Out programs and displays during the week of August 7th. Night Out is an annual event promoting community spirit and safety. The Family Story Times at the High Point Branch on Monday, August 6, and at the Delridge Branch on Tuesday, August 7, will feature songs and stories about neighbors. All of the West Seattle libraries (Delridge, High Point, South Park, Southwest, and West Seattle) will have displays of “neighbors” or “nighttime” books, and your local librarians would love to help find you more items!
Your library locations/hours/programs are all online at spl.org.
P.S. If you’re having a Night Out party and wouldn’t mind if we stopped by for a photo – every year we make the rounds to stop by as many neighborhoods as we can – please e-mail us the location (and let us know if you or someone else will be the person we ask for when we get there) – firstname.lastname@example.org – thanks!