Our Nature Library is free and open to the public, Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come browse the titles ranging from science topics, gardening, Pacific Northwest social history, and of course, birds! And now you can search our titles online thanks to our library volunteers. Then come on in and check out your books.
You can also bring your little ones to play with toys, puzzles, and games and read children's books about trees, animals, and nature in a variety of languages.
Honoring Ann Lennartz
Ann created the Seward Park native plant garden in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the landscape architect, Charles Anderson. You can see this garden by walking around the north of the building and following the path up the hill.
In 1996, Ann set up the Starflower Foundation which provided resources for reconstruction and restoration in other Seattle parks, including recreating the original wetlands in Prichard Beach and Roxhill Bog, native plants we reintroduced to the historic Colman Park and daylighting the stream through the Madrona Woods.
Ann loved books, especially those about the natural world. Her library has been gifted to the Seward Park Audubon Center by the Starflower Foundation. The breadth and depth of her interests make this library an enormous asset to the Southeast Seattle Community.