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Shoreline Library, King County Library System

While the Shoreline area's first libraries were at Richmond Beach and Richmond Highlands, the Shoreline Library's direct roots go back to 1947, when a community library was set up in a small war-surpl...

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Siegl, Eleanor (1917-1996), Educator

Eleanor Siegl was founder of The Little School, one of the first pre-schools in Seattle. Her philosophy of education -- let children discover their own talents, as opposed to the traditional "Do as yo...

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Skykomish Library, King County Library System

Skykomish, located in northeastern King County just 18 miles west of Stevens Pass on U.S. Highway 2, was the first incorporated municipality to contract with the King County Library System (KCLS) to p...

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Skyway Library, King County Library System

The Skyway Library is located in Skyway, an unincorporated area of King County between Seattle and Renton. The library began in 1953 when residents decided they wanted a permanent library instead of j...

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Smith, Palmer "Snuffy" (1922-2004)

Palmer Smith, a Seattle lawyer for more than 40 years, was a passionate advocate for the rule of law, social justice, civil rights, and education. He saw government as the path to these goals. He and ...

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Snoqualmie Library, King County Library System

The first library to serve the city of Snoqualmie and the nearby mill town of Snoqualmie Falls across the Snoqualmie River was opened in the 1920s by the Snoqualmie Falls Women's Club and located in t...

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South Park Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Seattle annexed South Park in 1907. But residents had to wait nearly a century before the small working-class enclave across the Duwamish Waterway from Georgetown and Boeing Field got its own public l...

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Southcenter Library, King County Library System

The Southcenter Library is a storefront library at the Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, the largest shopping mall in the state. The idea for a Southcenter location arose in 2002, in the wake of ...

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Southwest Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Southwest Branch, The Seattle Public Library has served residents in southwest Seattle since 1961 in an award-winning building that was doubled in size under the 1998 "Libraries for All" bond issu...

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Spokane: Early Education

Education efforts in the Spokane area began with the local Native Americans, were then picked up by missionaries, and subsequently brought into the mainstream of Euro-American civic life. Like any oth...

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St. Nicholas School (Seattle)

St. Nicholas School was a private nonsectarian girls' school founded in 1910 and located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. The school was named to honor St. Nicholas, the patron saint of childr...

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Stanford, John (1938-1998)

John Stanford (1938-1998) was the superintendent of Seattle Schools for just three years and seriously ill during the last few months, but he continued to maintain a high profile in the community as w...

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