Back in business, Seattle Public Library celebrates Sunday hours at all branches

SEATTLE - This Sunday all Seattle Public Library locations will be open to the public for the first time in 100 years.

The expanded hours were made possible by money from a voter approved levy back last August.

Each of the branches with new Sunday hours will hold a celebration this Sunday through May 5.

The celebrations will include a visit from Marcellus Tumer, city librarian, a craft for the kids, refreshments, and an opportunity to take part in the Check-Out Sundays Challenge.

Below is a breakdown, from SPL, of March events planned at several locations:

  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March. 3, Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St.
  • In honor of National Read Across America Day, Benjamin Conway from Greenwood and Zack Gussin from Lake City are leading a band of bookworms on a walk to all locations of The Seattle Public Library starting Saturday, March 2 and finishing Sunday, March 3. At each location, they will take pictures and read from "Oh the Places you'll Go." They will be wearing familiar red and white striped hats from Dr. Suess' "Cat in the Hat" They will be arriving at the Queen Anne Branch at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to participate.
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S.
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, University Branch, 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.
  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, Wallingford Branch, 1501 N. 45th St. A family bike ride featuring kids of all ages (organized by Totcycle, Kidical Mass and Spokespeople) will end their tour of Wallingford at the Wallingford Branch during the celebration.