We host book groups for adults, children, teens, families, and low-vision, deaf and hard of hearing, and Spanish- and Chinese-speaking patrons.
City of Literature
UNESCO has named Seattle a City of Literature, based on the vitality of its literary culture.
Join us for a poetry discussion group at one of our neighborhood branches and discover new and familiar poets with fellow poetry lovers.
Seattle Reads is a "one book, one city" program, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book.
Short Edition Story Dispenser
Find our Short Edition story dispenser to print a one, three or five-minute short story to read on the spot or take with you.
Join us for Thrilling Tales, a lunchtime story time for adults, which features exciting short stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Washington Center for the Book
The Washington Center for the Book promotes literacy, celebrates our state’s robust literary heritage, and highlights the way libraries and reading help strengthen communities and foster civic engagement.