Seattle Public Library teams up with local schools to improve services

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Seattle Public Library and staff from Sanislo and Roxhill elementary schools in West Seattle celebrated a “collaborative grant, aimed at providing expanded library services to students, families and staff …,” according to a Seattle Public Schools press release.

According to SPS, the grant is supported by $91,000 from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and $15,000 from the Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Those funds will be used, in part, to bring new books and materials to the schools from SPL to help students reach Common Core State Standards.

Sanislo Librarian Craig Seasholes and several others, including Marty McLaren (Seattle School Board) celebrated the grant by reading to children at Sanislo on Nov. 6. Third-graders met Children’s Librarian Claire Scott, who got them off on the right foot with a third-grade Global Reading Challenge program, made possible by the grant.

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