We have a new page for supporters of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library!

The Friends of the Seattle Public Library are trying to consolidate our presence on Facebook. Right now, we have two Cause pages and we would like to move everyone over to our non-profit orginization page, Friends of the Seattle Public…Read More

See you at the Friends’ Book Sale this weekend!

One of the best bets for this weekend is the Friends’ Spring Book Sale at Magnuson Park. Most books are $1.00 and there are over 200,000 books (as well as many CDs, DVDs and videos) to choose from. Hours are: Friday, April 16, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m Special preview…Read More

Reduced Access to Libraries a Challenge for Youth and Families

Participants in Seattle’s Youth and Family community engagement meetings are asking for longer library hours and seeking solutions to other “issues and challenges” that face our youth and families. People are realizing that reduced library hours means less…Read More

Friends of The Seattle Public Library react to reduced library hours

Friends of The Seattle Public Library noted that "the nation watches this city: the most literate city in America boasting an award winning internationally recognized library system" and called the recent hours reductions shocking and troubling. Read the…Read More

15 Neighborhood Libraries Reduce Hours on Feb. 3 - Take 5 Minutes To Tell Mayor McGinn How He Can Support The Seattle Public Library

During the past year, your help was instrumental in restoring some of the drastic cuts proposed in former Mayor Nickels' budget for The Seattle Public Library. One way you helped was by participating in Councilmember Burgess' blog poll about important issues.…Read More

Calling all parents and kids....send us a blog about.....

Hello Everyone, This season we'd like to focus on libraries through the eyes of kids. Thalia, of Lake City, sent us a story about her library: http://friendsofspl.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/this-is-thalias-story-whats-yours/ Do you know a young child who'd…Read More

Thank you for your support of The Seattle Public Library and . . .

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library wishes to express true appreciation for all the individual and neighborhood support given to the Advocacy committee’s fall budget campaign. Emails, letters, blogs, phone calls, over 2,000 petition signatures from…Read More
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