Volunteers Needed: Ceder Park Elementary Global Reading Challenge, Feb 6 & 13
Abigail Levin, school librarian at Cedar Park Elementary (13224 37th Ave NE), invites volunteers to work with 4th and 5th graders who are making things (hands-on!) for the Global Reading Challenge, from 12-1 on both February 6 and February 13. Continue reading
Come share your ideas, suggestions and questions with City Librarian Marcellus Turner at one of 12 Community Conversations between September 2013 and February 2014. The head of The Seattle Public Library will share updates on levy implementation and talk with you about current and future Library services system wide. Tell us what we can do for you!
Kick-off Community Conversation
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
We recently received this from our friends at the Seattle Public Libraries:
I have some really exciting news to share…and as someone who values libraries I wanted you to be the first to know about it. Today we are announcing that an anonymous donor has pledged $500,000 to The Seattle Public Library Foundation if we can raise a matching amount through community contributions.
Here’s how the gift came about. When the 2010 mid-year cuts to The Seattle Public Library’s budget were announced, The Seattle Public Library Foundation got a call from the donor’s representative. The anonymous donor had read the news and wanted to find a way to help.
The anonymous donor was especially concerned about how budget cuts would impact the community, in particular children and families who rely on Seattle’s public libraries for so much. The donor felt this would be a powerful way to inspire others in the community to step forward and support our library system.
Our goal is to raise $500,000 to match the gift by December 31, 2010, so we can make those dollars available for Seattle’s public libraries to use by 2011. Once raised, the money will be used to help the libraries serve the community – to buy more books and resources and support free public programming.
This gift essentially doubles any donation made to the Foundation in the coming months – go to foundation.spl.org for all the details.
You can also help us spread the word by forwarding this message to family and friends who love our libraries.
Thanks for your support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation!
Board of Trustees, The Seattle Public Library Foundation