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Help Us Meet the Norcliffe Challenge!

Seattle Public Library Greenlake branch photographed on May 1, 2016, (photo © Karen Ducey Photography)

(photo © Karen Ducey Photography)

The Norcliffe Foundation, a local family foundation, has provided a challenge match to increase our Program Endowment for Children and Teens. If we can raise $3.5 million by the end of the year, they will donate an additional $1 million to help fund the many children’s programs the Library offers.

Supporting the Norcliffe Challenge is a tangible way for you to make a real difference in the life of every child in our community because the funds raised will never stop feeding curious minds.

Read more about the Challenge and how you can help!


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2016 Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Winners

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