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Thanks to you, we did it!

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The Seattle Public Library Foundation is excited to announce the completion of our anonymous $100,000 challenge match for the Endowment Fund for Children and Teen Programs.

The Endowment for Children & Teen Programs generates earnings each year that are used to support Library programs that help children learn – programs like Raising A Reader and the Global Reading Challenge that really spark a child’s interest in reading.

We couldn’t have done it without the more than 150 donors who stepped forward to meet this challenge. Thank you very much for helping us earn this wonderful match.


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