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 for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.
Members help share the news about all the ways in which 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 patronage. The Friends directly contribute to the children, youth and adults attending Library programs by attending City Council hearings, writing letters, and talking to elected officials. The Friends raise money in several ways; memberships, book sales and The FriendShop at the Central Library, to contribute to Library needs that can't be met by the city-funded operating budget.
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 our important effort.
Please join us from 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. in the meeting room at the Northeast Branch on Tuesday, October 7 for our 73rd annual meeting, featuring "Good Books You May Have Missed." some books have all the luck, garnering awards and buzz to spare. Reader Services Librarians Andrea Gough, Misha Stone and David Wright will share a variety of worthwhile titles, old and new, that may have slipped under your literary radar. Friends' members will also elect officers and new board members for the coming year and present awards to key supporters, including our "Friend of the Year." Light refreshments will be served.
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.