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Library

LibraryKidsThe Temple Beth Am library has a collection of over 6,500 books for children, teens, and adults. Fiction books are by Jewish authors, have Jewish settings or themes, and/or convey Jewish values. Non-fiction topics include holidays, history, and Torah.

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Temple members and staff may access the library and check out books or magazines during office hours and during Religious School. Check-out time is for one month. Email to renew materials. There is a book return slot next to the library door.

Wish Lists

We welcome selected new book donations in celebration of an occasion, in memory of a loved one, to honor someone, or for no reason at all! Our wish lists of specific titles are posted at Amazon.com. Please feel free to purchase books anywhere. Used books with no markings are fine, too. You will find three wish lists (adults, picture books, and chapter books) under "Account & Lists": hit "Find a List or Registry"; enter library@templebetham.org as your search term to find the most current wish lists. Or you can go to this link, which should direct you to our Wish Lists. If you have suggestions, please let me know!

Book Donations

We do appreciate the thought, but space and time limitations prevent us from accepting used book donations unless: they were published within the last five years or meet the free library requirements below. There are exceptions to every rule, so feel free to TBA Librarian Toby Harris for questions. Unwanted books can be donated to the Seattle Public Library, Juvenile Detention Center, Goodwill, homeless shelters, and sometimes local schools.

Our Little Free Library

We have one shelf of “take one / leave one” books in the Adult Fiction section! No need to check out these books. Free library donated books must be adult fiction, something Jewish about them (author, theme, setting), and in good condition.

Contact our part-time librarian, Toby Harris, with any questions.