Let your children soak in a summer story while you browse for books, enjoy a coffee break, or reserve lunch for the family. Summer Story Time at Northeast Seattle bookstores and libraries can be exploring time rather than boring time when you time it with other activities. And, no matter much you crave sunshine, sometimes you and the kids just want to escape the heat.
That’s why this season’s “FUN TO ENJOY” is SUMMER STORY TIME.
Ravenna Third Place Books on NE 65th Street at 20th Ave NE is an ideal location for parent fun while the kids are enjoying story time because you can explore their extensive collection and cozy corners. You can also enjoy the coffee and food at Vios or consider an outing another time at Third Place Pub (downstairs).
Third Place Books also has a low-stress “Summer Reading Challenge for kids through August 31. Read books, keep track, get prizes.
Use the story time as the foundation for your day of fun. Here is the (clickable) List of Summer Story Times in Northeast Seattle, located near other activities:
- University Bookstore (U District) near everything fun on The Ave like Gargoyle Statuary, Big Time Brewery, Bulldog News, and Solstice Cafe.
- Green Lake Library across from Green Lake Park.
- Third Place Books (Ravenna): Fridays (younger kids) and Saturdays 11 a.m.
- Fremont Library near the heart of the Center of the Universe
Lake City Library near Elliott Bay Brewing Company(Lake City Library being remodeled, but re-opens end of 2018. In the meantime, enjoy the Lake City Farmer’s Market in front of the library, Thursdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Wallingford Library – near Archee McPhee, Molly Moons, Fainting Goat Gelato
- NE Seattle Library (Bryant/Wedgwood) – near Top Pot Donuts!
For the Seattle Public Library’s Summer of Learning activities, CLICK HERE.
For other activities for kids at our Public Libraries, CLICK HERE.
BONUS FUN: Many of the Summer Funs featured in 4 to Explore are annual events. So you can explore them again and again. Here’s a recap of Summer Funs:
The Fremont Fair, to the Left of Wallingford
Wedgwood Art Fesitval in Wedgwood
National Night Out on nearly every block (Tues, Aug 7; see “Meeting to Connect”)
Party in the Park in View Ridge
Thistle Theatre at Magnuson Park
Sounds of Summer in U Village on Wednesdays (Bryant)
Great Wallingford Wurst Festival (Wallingford)
NEIGHBORHOOD: To explore more of Ravenna and Bryant, subscribe to the Ravenna Blog, “like” 4 to Explore on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. You can also attend the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association (RCBA). The RBCA is among the many community councils that serve on our Northeast District Council (NEDC).