Friends of Seattle Public Library Blog

The goings on of the Seattle Public Library.

Friday, November 5 – “The Hollywood Librarian” October 27, 2010

The community organization Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice will be presenting a free screening of the documentary “The Hollywood Librarian”,, which focuses on the work and lives of librarians.  An open discussion about the complex and democratic nature of librarianship in the age of technology, censorship, library funding, citizenship, and democracy will follow.


Come to Our Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 24! October 22, 2010

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This Sunday is the Friends of the Seattle Public Library’s Annual Meeting.  The meeting will be held at Douglas-Truth Library at 2:00.  Come enjoy refreshments and hear a talk from Washington State Book Award Winner, Carol Yoon.  Ms. Yoon will be discussing her book, Naming Nature:  The Clash Between Instinct and Science.   Hope to see you there!


Summer Reading Finishers: Don’t Forget to Visit the Burke Museum! October 14, 2010

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Kids who read 10 books for the Summer Reading Program are entitled to take their family to the Burke Museum as a prize!  Just take your completed reading log to get in.  This offer expires December 31, 2010.


Share YOUR ideas for a better Seattle October 5, 2010

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The Seattle City Council is seeking input from residents on how to develop a budget that “best reflects the needs of our city.”  Use the site to share, comment and vote for ideas. Visit the City Council’s IdeaScale web site and voice  your support for the Library.


Six-Year-Old Sends Her Allowance to Keep Libraries Open October 3, 2010

The Friends of the Seattle Public Library recently received a letter from one of our supporters, Ani J.  The letter reads:

” Dear Library,

I want to share my allowance money so you can stay open.  I am 6 years old.  Here is $11.  (as dictated to mom, aka scribe)”

Thank you Ani!  Your contribution means so much to us.  We are happy that you use and love The Library.

If you are reading this and also want to help support The Seattle Public Library, an anonymous donor has pledged $500,000 to support The Seattle Public Library if the citizens of Seattle can raise a matching amount.  To donate, go to the Seattle Public Library Foundation website.  Let’s make a million dollars for The Library!

Another way you can help is to attend City Council budget hearings and voice your support for The Library.  Seattle is facing huge budget cuts again this year.  Come and let the Council know how valuable libraries are to our community.  For a schedule of budget hearings go the City Council’s website.



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