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SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS ‘BIKES FOR BOOKS’ READING PROGRAM

March 23, 2010

Starting April 1, 2010, children are invited to read books for a chance to win a bike, according to a press release from the Seattle Public Library system.

The Seattle Public Library will host the “Bikes for Books” reading program, which runs from Thursday, April 1 through Thursday, June 3.   A celebration and prize drawing will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Fremont Branch Library, at 731 N. 35th St.

“Bikes for Books” is open to children in first through third grade. Participants are allowed to enter their names for the drawing once for every three books they read between April 1 and June 3. Each entry will require a short oral book report to a librarian. One girl and one boy each will win a bike, helmet and lock.  Winners must be present to collect their prizes.  All participants will receive certificates of accomplishment.

“Bikes for Books” is sponsored by the Masonic Doric Lodge No. 92 in Fremont.  The goal of the program is to inspire children to read.

For more information, call the Fremont Branch at 206-684-4084.

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Have Something To Say About Our Public Libraries?

February 25, 2010
Seattle Public Library Fremont Branch

Our Fremont Library, August 2009

The Seattle Public Library is starting a strategic planning process, and everyone is welcome to participate.  A series of open houses will be held to help guide future growth and services in our public libraries, including the Fremont branch.

 “Citywide conversations” will be held –

  • Northgate Branch (10548 Fifth Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, March 2 from 6 – 8p
  • Ballard Branch (5614 – 22nd Ave N.W.) on Saturday, March 6 from 2 – 4p

Other gatherings will be held during the week.  Contact Eve Sternberg, project lead, at strategicplan@spl.org or 206/386-1119 for more information.