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.
Friends are ambassadors to the community. Members help share the news about how many important programs and services the Library provides, in addition to its collections.
Here are some ways you can help the Friends' mission:
Become a Member
The best way to get involved is to become a member of the Friends! Want to join now? Click below, or visit our Membership page for more information.
Advocate for the Library
Friends actively advocate for adequate funding for collections, operations, and services, by attending public budget hearings and by writing letters to the mayor and the city council in support of library resources. To learn about what the Friends are doing to advocate for the Library and to find out if you can help, visit our Advocate page.
Work as a Volunteer
We have many opportunities to help out. We can use help with our Shop, Book Sales, advocacy and communications. If you are interested in volunteering for the Friends, please visit our Volunteer page.
Share and Network
Follow the Friends online!
Friends of The Seattle Public Library
The Friends regularly post updates on Library news and information, as well as announcements about Book Sales, the latest happenings at the FriendShop, and other special events.
Don't forget to check out what we've been saying on Twitter!