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.
The Friends are rooted in the community and advocate for The Seattle Public Library. We represent the interests of patrons and provide a voice for their concerns and needs. We serve as an important link between the Library and the public. The Friends offer memberships to Library supporters, thereby enabling individuals to join and work with others who wish to serve the Library as volunteers and public advocates.
The Friends also support the Library through other activities and services, including program grants. The Friends augment the Library budget by sponsoring book sales and other fundraising events to finance programs and projects that the Library otherwise could not afford. These events also serve the larger community by recycling books and encouraging public interest in literacy and the Library.
Winner of the 2010 Baker and Taylor Award, given to groups that do an outstanding job of supporting libraries, The Friends continually seek new opportunities to serve and support The Seattle Public Library.