Friends of Seattle Public Library Blog

The goings on of the Seattle Public Library.

About Us December 4, 2007


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! Join our group today!


15 Responses to “About Us”

  1. paul collins Says:


    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. just curious to open up ur blog

  3. anyone who would like to help me to be a member of this site

  4. 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 (, 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

  5. […] Many library systems have a “Friends of the Library” system in place.  This support system and outreach to potential donors and volunteers is further enhanced by delving into the world of social networking.  The Friends of Seattle Public Library maintain a blog, which also links to their Facebook page, where donations can also be taken.  They have archives of comments and event details that go back for a period of three years on the blog.  This blog appears to have a strong sentimental component to it, which often compels people to become involved on a level that they may not have previously.  As you may have noted from the first posting Valuestour has done here, the letter from the six-year-old on the blog inspired a person from another side of the country to also donate to the library, something which would not be possible without social networking. Please take the time to examine the Friends of Seattle Public Library blog about page: […]

  6. Wren Campbell Says:


    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.


  7. 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
    or simply go to

    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

  8. […] and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the larger Seattle community” (Friends of SPL, About Us).  And they’re still blogging a ton!  And not just about anything, about the library: the […]

  9. […] Friends of the Seattle Public Library: This blog is maintained by the non-profit group The Friends of the Seattle Public Library. Basically they promote the library and help fund raise. […]

  10. amandakoser Says:

    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?

  11. Christine Morgan Says:

    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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