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.

Our positions:
– To increase the use of the Library through public awareness
– To advocate for strong public funding of the Library through outreach activities; and
– To provide private funding to enhance Library services

We maintain a grassroots donation page on Facebook, come check us out and support library programs!


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  1. Hi

    I’m looking for inexpensive hardcover books. I’m looking for books for a large art project and can’t afford to pay more than 10 cents a book since I’m looking to obtain 2000-3000 books. Would you be willing to sell or donate your obsolete books?

    Thanks for your time and consideration.


    Paul Collins


  2. Dear Friends of Seattle Public Library

    Can I have your permission to send your a letter with some no obligation samples of a new, functional, self-adhesive ad-bookmark, you can see here (www.bookmark.dk), and some info about this relevant, potential fundraising concept Friends of the Library could arrange the selling of to support books on your shelves in your library?

    Best wishes from Denmark
    John H. Jensen

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  4. Hello

    I just happened to come across this blog and I’m enjoying the comments. I am staying in Seattle for a couple of weeks and I’m seriously considering moving out here in spring. If there is anyone who would be willing to network and share their thoughts with me on jobs, volunteering and getting involved with the library scene here I’d love to hear from you.


  5. Please consider offering childrens book illustrator magnets, mugs, and more from the California School Library Foundation’s LIBRARY STORE. By doing so, you would offer fun items while also promoting strong libraries. We opened our website of “collectibles” in February. The FRIENDSHOP is an ideal store for offering these unique items.

    See magnets and more at cafepress.com/CSLA/s__magnets
    or simply go to cafepress.com/csla

    It is easy for you to order items at discount and price them so the FriendShop can get a good profit. Please let me know if you have questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you!
    Jackie Siminitus, VP-Communications
    California School Library Association

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  8. My friend (and a mother) was listening recently to KUOW about porn in the library and how the Seattle PL are faced with this issue. Children and adults alike are viewing porn online much to the offense of others in the library. The library claims they can’t do anything because of the right to provide uncensored access. My friend used to let my son go to the library to work on projects, do research and play online games. What will SPL do about this?

  9. we recently gave a book the the Wedgwood Branch about Don Morgans military experience- Reflections of a Soldier- how can we find the book and have it returned to us?
    we had hoped it would go to the military collection but would like it returned.
    thank you
    Christine Morgan

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