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Friends of The Seattle Public Library

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots membership group dedicated to promoting Seattle's library system, which is an essential institution of our community.
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Friends of The Seattle Public Library Mission
The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of The Library.
The Friends raise funds to be used by The Seattle Public Library for activities not ordinarily covered under the Library's operating budget since ongoing Library operations are paid for by city of Seattle tax dollars and are the responsibility of our city government.


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About the FriendShop
The FriendShop is the literary gift shop in the Seattle Central Library run by the Friends. Find gifts for readers of all ages including new and used books. Information for donating books can be found here.
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Monday to Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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