Councilmember Sally Clark stopped into Rainier Beach Library in late May and blogged about what she saw there- the “Cutest Chess Club ever.” SPD Officer Cookie Bouldin’s chess club is an exciting example of The Seattle Public Library’s partnership with communities to bring youth together in positive ways. Officer Cookie’s Chess Club for elementary and middle school children is part of a network of programmatic offerings for children and teens that strengthen our families and neighborhoods. For more info on these programs see children’s or teen’s sections on The Library’s website.
These child and teen programs, every one of them that The Seattle Public Library offers, are worth the notice of Councilmembers. Individually they change and enrich young lives. Neighborhood by neighborhood they meet youth where they are. Collectively they provide our city’s most important and comprehensive network of free and open support for students and families.