Big congratulations for the Friends of the Seattle Library for winning the Baker and Taylor Award! The Baker and Taylor Award recognizes Friends groups that do an outstanding job supporting their library. The Friends of SPL had an outstanding year in 2009. Not only did we tirelessly raise funds to support Seattle Public Library but we also spearheaded a campaign to have funds restored to the Library’s budget! Over $800,000 were restored by the City Council! Thanks to all the Friends and supporters for making all our efforts successful. Also a big thanks to our admin Alice Springer for compiling and sending in our application. City Librarian Susan Hildreth will accept the award at the upcoming American Library Association Conference. To learn more about the Baker and Taylor Award click here.