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April 24th, 2017 · Uncategorized

A day in the life of a book!

Ever wonder how books travel around the city to reach you?  Enjoy this short video about the day in the life of a library book. if you give $100 or more during GiveBIG you can see the incredible book sorting machine in action!

  • Losing a Good Friend

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    The Seattle Public Library Foundation joins with many other organizations in the city to mourn the loss of Dan McConnell.  Dan was a member of the Library Foundation board since 2013 and served on the executive committee as secretary from 2014 to 2016.  He was also a member of the Donor Relations and Communications committee. … Continued

    April 24th, 2017  ·  1 min read

  • Welcome Seattle Reads Author Angela Flournoy

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    The Seattle Public Library is excited to host Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, this year’s selection for Seattle Reads, May 8-11. The Turner House was a finalist for the National Book Award, nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015.   For a full schedule … Continued

    April 20th, 2017  ·  1 min read

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

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    Philanthropist Harriet Bullitt has donated her rare collection of Edward S. Curtis’ “The North American Indian” to The Seattle Public Library. Curtis (1868-1952) was an American photographer and ethnologist whose work focused on the American West and Native American peoples. “The North American Indian” is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of … Continued

    January 10th, 2017  ·  2 min read

  • Norcliffe Challenge Completed!

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    We did it!  Thanks to more than 500 generous donors, The Seattle Public Library Foundation completed the Norcliffe Challenge—raising $3.5 million for the Library’s Program Endowment for Children and Teens! In 2014 The Norcliffe Foundation promised that if the Library Foundation could raise $3.5 million for that endowment by December 31, 2016, they would donate … Continued

    January 10th, 2017  ·  1 min read

  • Microsoft Grants New Software Licenses to the Library

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    In 2016, Microsoft made a generous donation of computer software licenses to the Library through The Seattle Public Library Foundation. The grant will allow the 625 public computers throughout the Library to be upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016. It will also improve the Library’s internal computer operations, making its systems faster, more stable, … Continued

    January 10th, 2017  ·  1 min read

  • You Make the Gift, We Send the Card!

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    The Seattle Public Library Foundation offers you an easy way for share your love for books and lifelong learning by making a contribution to the Library in honor of a friend or loved one. It’s a great gift that will warm the heart of someone dear to you and help make the Library a richer … Continued

    November 24th, 2016  ·  1 min read

  • New Community Resource Specialist

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    Like most urban public libraries, The Seattle Public Library serves a number of patrons whose needs go beyond books and materials.  Our Library staff are trained to provide excellent reference and customer service, but are not thoroughly knowledgeable about the wide array of social service agencies that can help patrons with complex needs related to … Continued

    November 24th, 2016  ·  1 min read

  • Library To Business

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    Though there are many organizations that can help people succeed in business, most don’t offer the Library’s information access and expertise.  Business information is critical to entrepreneurial success, but it can be expensive and it can be difficult to find. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur, an experienced business owner, or managing a company, the Library … Continued

    November 24th, 2016  ·  1 min read

  • Buying Books is a Balancing Act

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    Building a library collection used to be a lot easier. You just bought books. But today, creating a library collection that meets the needs and preferences of a tech-savvy community like Seattle is a real balancing act. Many popular titles are purchased across many formats in order to maintain broad access and appeal for our … Continued

    September 23rd, 2016  ·  2 min read