The Cicely Patterson Young Memorial Library is a large-print lending library available to NEST members. It is located in the lobby of the NEST office at 7736 24th Ave NE.

How to Use the Library

You may browse the bookshelf in the lobby of the NEST office, or click here to browse the catalog online.

After you click the link above, you will see the covers of the books we have in our collection scrolling by. If you hold your cursor over any part of the scroll, it will stop. Move the cursor away and the scrolling will start again. If you see a book you like, click on it and it will bring up the record for that title, showing you information such as publication date, number of pages, genre, and most importantly, whether or not it is available. Using the back arrow at the top left of the screen will take you back to the scrolling books again.

You can also use the search bar above the book covers. At this point our library is so small that putting in a particular title will most likely not provide you with any ‘hits’, but you can search for fiction, or mystery, history, etc.

Click here for a list of all books currently in the library. Please note that this does not include information about whether or not a book is currently checked out.

If you find a book or books that you would like to borrow, please call the NEST office at 206-525-6378 or email info@nestseattle.org and we will pull the book(s) for you. You can let us know if you will pick it up or if you would like it delivered to you.

If you are in the office, you can browse the library yourself. If you find a book you would like to borrow, remove the card from the inside cover, put your name and date on the card and put in the small card box on the top shelf of the small wicker shelf. Check-out period is for one month.

Return all books to a NEST staff member.

Book Donations

If you have large-print books you would like to donate, please bring them by the NEST office during business hours. Please note that we are only able to take large-print books. If you have regular-print books to donate, we suggest taking them to your local branch of the Seattle Public Library.