Edible Garden Series: Coming soon to a library near you!


The days are getting longer, choosing shoes in the morning is a low-stakes version of Russian roulette/exercise in futility (rain boots or strappy sandals?), the scent of cherry blossoms is in the air, and the first Pacific Northwest Halibut has shown up at Pike Place Market– all signs point to spring!  And what is spring in Seattle without gardening? Continue reading “Edible Garden Series: Coming soon to a library near you!”

I love my libraries

I live about halfway between Green Lake and Northgate. And when I say that, I mean the Green Lake Library and the Northgate Library. I claim them both as “my” libraries, but here’s the thing: I could live anywhere in Seattle (and believe me, I’ve lived all over) and I would happily find “my library” right there in my neighborhood when I need it.

I am so proud to live in a city like Seattle that has 26 (!) new and remodeled branches, each with its own distinct feel. I’m lucky that I work for the Library, too. But the pride I’ve felt over the past nine years (starting when the NewHolly Library opened) is the pride of a reader and a community member.

This weekend all 27 Continue reading “I love my libraries”

Bored No More


Kids-can’t live with them and can’t live without them,  but you can keep them reading no matter where they are or what time it is! Your online children’s reading resources are waiting for you.

The Seattle Public Library’s Web site has a Children’s section with great resources and reading ideas for your kids.  There are on-line resources to hear and/or read books. Some of your children will already be familiar with Tumblebooks as it is used in the Seattle Public Schools. And we have developed many booklists to help you choose great books for your family.

Here are a few handy tips for when those rainy “I’m bored” days (inevitably) come along. Continue reading “Bored No More”