Young Readers

We love hearing from fellow Library lovers. Here’s Samantha McIntosh, just 6 years old, reading at the Northgate branch of The Seattle Public Library (although sometimes they visit the Broadview branch, too). She loves the Fancy Nancy books (come on, who doesn’t?!)


Found Objects

Field hockey, anyone? It seems quite a few donors forget about photos they have stashed in their books as bookmarks or mementos. Here’s one that is a bit dated. The only clue on the back that it is from Vancouver, B.C.

Personally, I like the sassy look on the what I assume is the coach’s face in the back.

Field hockey

HUGE Book Sale Thanks

Thanks to all of you who came out to the Huge Book Sale this weekend. We were overwhelmed by your attention, especially on Saturday. Special thanks to all the volunteers for your hard work! Are you already thinking about next years’ sale? If not, consider what happens to lonely items that are left behind, and consider increasing your number of bags/boxes next year. They would love a good Seattle home.

Strike at book sale

Friends Recommend

Are you making a shopping list for the Huge Book Sale this weekend? You may want to consider “The Sympathizer‘ by Viet Thanh Nguyen, if it is available. He was recently at The Seattle Public Library, and Jill said it was the best reading she’s ever seen. Susan G agreed. If lucky, you may also find his new book “The Refugees” at the sale.

Friends Recommend

Joelle is reading “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson. Each in this collection of sermons is addressed to “Beloved,” meaning White America. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hopeful, always thought-provoking, this book is a gift we should all receive with grace and gratitude.

Found Objects

Many of us develop strong connections with books and can have a hard time giving them up. Deborah Ritter left an adorable note in her donation last year. Don’t worry, Deborah. We completely understand. Thanks