Who We Are
The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of our society. Our volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the larger Seattle community.
Members help share the news about all the ways The Seattle Public Library changes people's lives and connects us to the world. The Friends encourage the city to provide robust electronic resources, books and media to contribute to the growth of the Library's patrons. The Friends directly contribute to the children, youth and adults attending the Library's programs by attending City Council hearings, writing letters, and talking to elected officials. The Friends raise money to contribute to Library needs that can't be met in the city-funded operating budget by operating the twice-yearly book sales and the FriendShop at the Central Library.
Make a Difference
The Friends provide a variety of ways to support The Seattle Public Library. Consider becoming a member of our organization. Volunteer to work at a Book Sale. Contribute your time by advocating for the Library. Share your story of what the Library means to you. There are many ways to contribute to this important effort.
Online Book Sales
Can't wait for the Friends' next book sale? You can buy books year-round from the Friends through our storefront on Amazon.com.
Join the FriendShop in celebrating the season Saturday December 14th at the Central Library.