Skip To ContentSkip To Content
    Free Summer Learning Resources at the Seattle Public Library
    Posted on 05/30/2021
    SPL logo

    Free, fun resources from the Seattle Public Library helps students keep learning this summer!

    Free summer learning resources at The Seattle Public Library. If your student needs extra help with math, science or writing this summer; wants to learn a new skill; or simply wants to read some new books, The Seattle Public Library is here for you!

    The Library offers many free educational resources that continue all summer, including Library Link, which offers instant access to the Library using your SPS ID);, free one-on-one tutoring in many subjects; instant access to e-books and e-audiobooks; and much more! Go to our StudentSuccess to get started.

    More Details

    Could your student use a little extra help with math, science or writing this summer? Or perhaps they want to learn a new skill, or simply read as many graphic novels as possible?

    The Seattle Public Library’s free educational resources are available all summer long to support students, whether they’re catching up after a year of remote learning or want to explore their interests. Here are some ways that families can use Library resources to engage their children in learning this summer.

    · Connect with Library Link: No Library card? No problem. Seattle Public Schools students can access all digital Library resources, including thousands of free e-books, through the Library Link partnership. Just use your student ID and pin number to log in at Library Link. (If you need help logging in, call 206-386-4636, or contact SPL ASK US. You can also apply for a full-access Library card online.

    · Get personal help with Perhaps your child needs a little help with fractions, or a lot of help writing college essays. Find one-on-one support through the Library’s service, offered in three languages -- English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Using a Library card, or Library Link, Seattle students can connect at to get instant access to expert tutors in a safe and secure online classroom.

    · Spark summer reading: The Library has dozens of resources to help kids discover and enjoy books. Download the Libby app for mobile access to e-books and e-audiobooks; find curated book recommendations for kids and teens; “Always Available” e-book titles through Libby; or get a personalized list of book recommendations through the Your Next Five service. And find a summer’s worth of graphic novels and comics at Hoopla.

    · Page through Flipster: If magazines are your kid’s thing, they’ll love the digital magazine tool, Flipster. New youth magazines available on Flipster include Beanz, Black Girl's Magazine, High Five Bilingüe, National Geographic Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids, SAY Magazine and Teen Graffiti.

    · Explore with Exploration Guides: Summer is a great time to learn informally by diving into specific interests. From the lore behind the Kraken to the history of dumplings to the stories of athlete-activists, Exploration Guides are topic-driven collections of digital media, designed to be engaging to kids. Each guide contains videos, podcasts, images, e-books and historical documents.

    · Summer of Learning: The Library’s 2021 Summer of Learning program, with the theme of “What’s Your Story?” will launch in mid-June with the release of a large flier filled with writing prompts and questions that encourage youth and families to explore, create and share stories with friends, families, and community all summer long. Check back at Summer of Learning.


    o A remote learning page that curates dozens of free virtual learning resources by grade level

    o Language learning resources such as Mango Languages

    o Educational videos through Access Video

    o Animated stories and interactive games in BookFlix

    o Your Next Skill’s personalized learning plans for a skill or topic that a child wants to tackle

    Find help with any Library service – or anything else! – at SPL ASK US. Our chat service is available, and you can also email us at the ASK US page or call 206-386-4636.

    The Seattle Public Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.

    Limited in-building services are available at the Beacon Hill, Broadview, Lake City, Southwest and Beacon Hill branches, with more branches opening for in-building services in June. Visit the SPL Library's Road to Reopening page for more information.