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Service learning for teens available at Greenwood Library through its Learning Buddies program, September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

The Seattle Public Library has opportunities for teens to do their school service learning. The Learning Buddies program matches high school student mentors with children to help them improve their literacy, math and logic skills. The Greenwood Library partners with the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club in Greenwood, in conjunction with the Club’s after-school program.

If interested, email Greenwood Library’s Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Bisson at jennifer.bisson@spl.org, to set up an interview. She is currently conducting interviews through Oct. 4.

Training is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.; 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Greenwood Library; then a run-through from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave. N.

Learning Buddies will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 23 through Dec. 18 (except Nov. 20).

And September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a national celebration of public libraries. Library cards are free, and so are all library programs.

You can apply online, then pick up your card at the library (including a new keychain size card).

Besides checking out books and movies, library cardholders also can download or stream movies and TV shows, download and keep up to five songs a week, download audio or e-books, visit a museum, use the library’s Wi-Fi to print from a laptop or smartphone (15 cents per page for black-and-white, 50 cents for color), find job resources, use the library’s computers, attend free classes and workshops, attend story times, get help with taxes, get homework help, and lots more.

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