Sunday at the People’s Library- Final Day!

We have an awesome closing day in store at the People’s Library. While we are sad to be wrapping up this amazing week, we are excited about the fun events planned for today (as well as planning for the future)! Come visit us in front of the Douglass-Truth Library in the Central District, at the corner of 23rd and Yesler. Bring your family, neighbors, and friends!

We will again have arts, crafts, and games available throughout the day, including button-making, blank zines for decorating or “Write Your Own Story” and materials for making pine cone birdfeeders!

We are also happy to be welcoming Food For Everyone, a community gathering that typically is held at Horace Mann Elementary every Sunday afternoon. They have graciously offered to relocate for the Library’s last day. Food For Everyone will be providing free food for the afternoon and evening, as well as free groceries for anyone to take home. We will also have our grill going if anyone would like to bring veggies or meat to grill.

We also expect musicians to be performing throughout the day. In particular, the Mighty Tiny Band will start playing around 5pm, to be followed by a repeat performance from members of Seattle Fandango Project. Their performance on Wednesday night was certainly one of the week’s highlights- you do not want to miss this! Any other musicians are invited to come play whenever they are available today.

Here is a general schedule for the day:

10am: OPEN!

2pm: Children’s Storytime

3pm: Food For Everyone

5pm: Live Music

8pm: Close

Due to the community’s overwhelming generosity, we have an abundance of reading material. We want to spend the remaining two days curating the books we have already received. Thus, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS. There are still many ways to contribute to the People’s Library.

  • We also welcome any meal or snack donations to keep the librarians and library patrons well fed. (Please, no sugary snacks!) We have a hibachi-style grill that can be fired up at a moment’s notice for any grill-ables.
  • Extra volunteers at set-up and break down are especially valuable. We start setting up the library at 9am and start loading up at 7:30 pm. Break down and clean up on Sunday night promises to be an especially large task so please consider pitching in.
  • If you have a few minutes to spare when you come by the library and you want to help, ask a librarian what needs to be done. We can also use extra hands to keep the library clean and well-organized.
  • We are still accepting financial donations to help cover library costs (e.g. moving truck, gas, arts and crafts and office supplies, food and drinks, etc). If you are able, please consider donating online at or in cash at the library.

To volunteer, email, leave a comment here, or just show up!


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All Seattle Public Library locations will close Monday, August 27 through Sunday, September 7 due to citywide budget cuts... wait, what?? So we're establishing a PEOPLE'S LIBRARY.
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