Support Your Library

Seattle loves its libraries. They enrich the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance. Donating to The Seattle Public Library Foundation is a way for people who believe in the power of public libraries to change lives and to help keep our Library strong. Learn more in our Case for Support.

Books for Kids—your gift will be matched!001

We don’t think a kid can ever have enough books. We bet you don’t either. There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. Books spark a love of reading and learning that can last a lifetime.

Every day, thousands of children’s books are checked out of The Seattle Public Library. On average, a children’s book is circulated 25 times before all the love and attention leaves it too tattered to read and it needs to be replaced.

New children’s books must be purchased frequently to keep up with the demand. And this is where you come in.  The Library relies on help from people like you to provide more children’s books for libraries across the city.

And we have a special matching fund that will match your gift, dollar-for-dollar. We’ll match every gift until we’ve raised a total of $60,000. So make your gift now!



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