Seattle Public Library Foundation
The Seattle Public Library's mission is to bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. The Seattle Public Library Foundation helps the Library build its collections and resources, offers thousands of programs for patrons of all ages, and better serves the needs of our community.
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Collections: Last year, Foundation funds supported 75,000 items added to the collection, including books, e-books, online resources, CDs, DVDs, and picture books for children.
Youth and Family Learning: After-school tutoring, early childhood programs, summer activity programs, school-based reading challenges, and parent classes create thousands of family learning opportunities. Many programs help underserved communities and patrons who speak languages other than English.
Technology and Access: Programs that help patrons access technology, learn how to use computers, and help communities with the highest rates of digital inequity.
Community Engagement: Offers hundreds of programs that are 100% free including exhibitions, author visits, and lectures. Additionally, mobile services reach out to citizens-such as seniors and the disabled-who have difficulty visiting the branches.
Re-imagined Spaces: Supports projects that help re-imagine the way libraries are used. This includes adding public spaces, updating children's areas, and adding comfortable seating.
Seattle Culture & History: Supports the preservation and conservation of Seattle's history, including the renowned Seattle Room and genealogy collection.