Seattle Public Library’s summer youth program starts tomorrow at West Seattle’s 4 branches and citywide

June 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm | In Fun stuff to do, West Seattle news | Comments Off

Here it comes – first full week of summer, first full week of summer vacation for all the Seattle kids whose school year wrapped up last week. The Seattle Public Library summer reading program starts tomorrow:

Children who sign up will receive a free book (one per child, while supplies last). Participants will receive stickers on their activity logs for completing activities such as learning a magic trick, searching the Library’s website for science experiment ideas, or creating a musical instrument out of everyday items.

In addition to encouraging reading, this year’s program also includes activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math – areas especially important to the future success of students.

“Thanks to a partnership with the Pacific Science Center, our librarians received training that will help them present engaging science activities on an ongoing basis in the branches and out in the community,” said City Librarian Marcellus Turner.

The Library’s Summer of Learning website also will have ideas for fun, hands-on science activities that can be done at home or with friends.

Children who complete and log 10 activities will receive a free day pass to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Those who complete their activity log by Monday, Aug. 4 will be entered into a drawing for the city librarian’s popular Breakfast of Champions event. All programs are free and open to the public.

The programs will be listed at the above-linked website starting tomorrow, promises SPL. We often feature local library programs in our daily calendar-highlights list, too. Not sure where to find your nearest library branch (West Seattle has four)? Check the citywide map.

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