ON NOW: TRI “Friends of the Seattle Public Library” Book Drive 2017

March 17, 2017 Community

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library was established in 1941, the 50th anniversary of the library system. The Friends have sponsored many different programs over the years. Events popular in the 1940s, such as teas, gave way to programs serving contemporary needs, including those of underserved populations. Through sponsoring programs, supporting adequate facilities and funding for the Library, providing volunteers, and collaborating with other Library and civic groups, the Friends have helped Seattle maintain a world class, inclusive library system. The programs supported in 2016 include $5,000 to Give Big, $20,000 for jobs skills classes, $30,000 for sheet music binding and cataloging project, and $12,000 Reimagined Spaces in Rainier Beach Library. More information can be found online at Friends of the Seattle Public Library.

TRI is hosting a Book Drive as a partener of the Friends of the Seattle Publis Library project. Our staff will compete to collects as many items as possible including hardback books, paperback books, audiobooks, musical CDs, DVDs and vinyl records to be donated. The items donated will be sold at a Community Book Sale put on by the organization the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th-19th.