Donor Benefits

Your support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation helps ensure the Library is able to build its collections and continue all the valuable services you, your friends and neighbors benefit from every day.

The Foundation welcomes gifts of all sizes. As a member of one of the Foundation’s annual giving circles, you’ll enjoy these special benefits:

Associate Circle ($25 to $99)

You receive:

  • Associate membership in Friends of the Library, including preview access to their book sales
  • Subscription to Next Chapter – the Foundation’s newsletter

Reader’s Circle ($100 to $249)

All of the above, plus:

  • An invitation for you and a guest to the Library’s annual Seattle Reads author event including a private author reception and book signing

Author’s Circle ($250 to $499)

All of the above, plus:

  • Invitations to private author receptions and book signings prior to public events – when possible, reserved seating at the program

Literary Circle ($500 to $999)

All of the above, plus:

  • Special supporter 20% discount at the FriendShop in the Central Library

President’s Circle ($1,000 to $2,999)

All of the above, plus:

  • An invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive luncheon with a special literary guest hosted by the President of the Library Foundation

Benefactor’s Circle ($3,000 to $9,999)

All of the above, plus:

  • An invitation for two for an intimate event featuring a notable author or special guest hosted by the City Librarian and President of the Library Foundation
  • Free parking in the Central Library garage for three evening events

Carnegie Circle ($10,000 and higher)

All of the above, plus:

  • An invitation for two for an intimate event featuring a notable author or special guest hosted by the City Librarian and President of the Library Foundation
  • Invitations to tours, briefings and other events led by the City Librarian