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The Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship contest is now open!

Seattle high school seniors and undergraduates are invited to submit an essay on civic courage for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship. Entries must be submitted by March 15.

In addition to being added to the collection in our Seattle Room, the top essays will be reviewed by our blue ribbon judges: Sherman Alexie, Paula Becker, Jon Krakauer, and Jonathan Raban!

Find out more about the contest here.


Harriet Bullitt Donates Edward Curtis’ ‘The North American Indian’ to the Library

Philanthropist Harriet Bullitt has donated her rare collection of Edward S. Curtis’ “The North American Indian” to The Seattle Public…

Norcliffe Challenge Completed!

We did it!  Thanks to more than 500 generous donors, The Seattle Public Library Foundation completed the Norcliffe Challenge—raising $3.5…

Microsoft Grants New Software Licenses to the Library

In 2016, Microsoft made a generous donation of computer software licenses to the Library through The Seattle Public Library Foundation.…

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