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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.


Big Thanks for GivingBIG for the Library !

GiveBig_250On behalf of everyone here at the Library and Foundation, thank you so much for being part of GiveBIG for the Library! We were thrilled by the response from the community. On May 5 we received $194,000 from 1,408 donors! What an amazing testament to the power of our Library supporters!

In a few weeks we will learn how much of the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG stretch pool we have earned. We will be sure to let you know the grand total for the day. A special thank you to our generous matching donors; over 30 people stepped forward to offer a challenge match totaling $50,000!

The gifts we received will go a long way to help the Library offer new picture books for children, fund summer learning programs, provide classes, and acquire more ebooks, CDs and DVDs.

Thank you again for GivingBIG for the Library!


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