Honoring Nancy Pew

Please Consider a Donation to Dedicate a Room to Lake City Treasure, Nancy Pew, Children’s Librarian

For the Lake City Library Renovation
Help Support a Room named for Nancy Pew

Join the campaign to celebrate and honor long-time children’s librarian Nancy Pew by dedicating a room to her in the renovated Lake City Branch!  Nancy’s many years of love and commitment include interconnecting Lake City’s diversity by traveling to different pockets of the entire community, bringing books and activities to those who might not otherwise have access, celebrating the many cultures.  She also sees that everyone feels welcome and at home in the Library, making it feel very special to our families and our neighborhood.

Thank you for helping to honor Nancy by making a gift of any size using this link: http://i.supportspl.org/site/Donation2?1721.donation=form1&df_id=1721&mfc_pref=T

If you’ve already contributed towards the library renovation, you can redirect your donation towards the “Nancy Pew Room” by calling Brian Lawrence at 206-413-7004 or emailing him at brian@supportspl.org.

To donate by check, please make it out to the Seattle Public Library Foundation, write Nancy Pew Room on the “For” line, and mail it to The Seattle Public Library Foundation, PO Box 3951, Seattle WA 98124-3951.

Changes Coming To Lake City Library

In Early 2018 the Lake City Branch Will Close for Interior Remodel

The following is taken from The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s information regarding Lake City’s library remodel scheduled to begin in late February of 2018. The foundation anticipates that the Library will be closed for approximately five months during the work. LCFF will be working with the Library to keep you informed on how this will effect programs offered by the Library and how individuals and groups can help support this remodel through fund raising.

“In 2018, the Seattle Public Library plans a major renovation of its Lake City Branch, expanding the amount of public space to meet the needs of a dynamic neighborhood this is rapidly growing and changing. Lake City is one of the most heavily used libraries in the city with more than 220,000 patron visits last year. – There is high demand for use of the library’s computers and free WIFI as well as public meeting rooms. Mores students attend the Lake City’s after school Homework Help program often taking up most of the public seating. Continue reading “Changes Coming To Lake City Library”

Changes at the Lake City Library

The Lake City Branch is one of the most heavily used libraries in the city with more than 220,000 patron visits last year. That’s enough people to fill Safeco Field five times! In 2018, The Seattle Public Library plans a major renovation of the Lake City Branch, expanding the amount of public space to meet the needs of the neighborhood.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation would like to invite you to a special briefing to learn about the project and how you can be part of the community campaign to renovate the library. Please join us for an informal meeting complete with small bites and beverages.

Monday, December 11
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Lake City Branch Library
12501 28th Ave. N.E.
Please rsvp to Sharon Griggins at sharon@supportspl.org or 206-386-4130
by December 8, 2017


What’s Happening on 28th Ave NE?

28th Avenue Street Murals are Going In!

Working through Seattle Department of Transportation’s “Pavement to Parks” program, 28th Avenue NE is receiving a vibrant street mural in addition to painted crosswalks to bookend the street to provide safer pedestrian passage.
A huge thank you goes to LCFF Planning and Development Co-Chair Ray Robinson for shadowing the project and providing the final designs as well as the incredible advocacy and support from Janine Blaeloch and Monica Sweet of Lake City Greenways. Thank you to Lake City Farmer’s Market director, Molly Burke and Two Dog Yoga owner Annie Stocker, for their engagement. Special thanks to Mark Mendez and his Lake City Young Leaders Program and all the residents that gave their time to have input on the design.
Lake City Future First brought additional attention to the potential project to SDOT through the Only in Seattle grant initiative in 2017 and was able to secure funds to make it a reality.
The project will improve pedestrian safety and enhance our collective experience in front of our Lake City Library and Community Center.

Library Needs Your Expertise

LC Library Looking for Crafty Volunteers

“At the library we are looking for several adult volunteers who are handy with tools, woodworking, cabinetry, carpentry, etc.  This would be a 1.5-3 hour volunteer commitment on Saturday, August 9th between 11am-2pm for the grand opening of the Lake City skate park in Virgil Flaim Park.  This should be a great event sponsored by the Parks Department with food, music, and skateboarding demonstrations and lessons for youth!

I am looking for volunteers who might enjoy and could help teens construct bookends and bookshelves made out of wooden skateboard decks in our library booth in the park (I have collected over 50 used skateboards for this project).  Honestly I am not at all handy, so I really need volunteers to actually help the teens! 

Also I could use a couple of volunteers to help me prep 1 or 2 days in advance (anything requiring a saw or sharp tools needs to be completed in advance of working with youth). 

Finally if you have any hand tools we could borrow for this project/ on 9/9 that would also be much appreciated.  Thank you so much for considering if this sounds like fun to you!  Please contact me by email below if this is of interest to you.”

Cheers,    Nancy (Lake City Librarian)