Library Giving Day

What is Library Giving Day?

Library Giving Day started as an idea generated by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. The concept was to create a national day of giving that public libraries would rally around and that the public would embrace. So, Seattle Public Library partnered with its strategic library fundraising partner, Carl Bloom Associates, to turn the idea into a reality.

Public libraries are known for books and research materials, but they also offer many programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance our knowledge.

#LibraryGivingDay is a one-day fundraising event with the goal of encouraging people who depend on and enjoy public libraries to donate to their individual library system. And in turn, that support will go toward the incredible programs, services and materials provided by local libraries all over the country.

Would you like to donate?

Library Giving Day is Wednesday, April 3 and you can donate today by clicking the button below!

Gifts given in the spirit of Library Giving Day 2023 will continue to support outreach services for library users who cannot get to the library as frequently as they would like.

$11,245 of $30,000 Goal

When is the next Library Giving Day?

Join us for the next Library Giving Day on April 3, 2024!


The Friends of the Metropolitan Library Sort Site is currently closed.

The Sort Site will not be accepting donations at this time and will reopen on Monday, July 1.

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