Friends of the Seattle Public Library

Board of Directors

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society. Our volunteer members advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of the Library.

The Friends Board consists of 13-22 members who can serve up to three three-year terms. The Friends is committed to making Board service rewarding and enjoyable and to helping Board members exercise their special skills and talents.

General Responsibilities for Board Service:

  • Be a dues paying member of the Friends, and renew annually.

  • Actively prepare for and participate in monthly Friends Board meetings.

  • Join and actively participate in at least one of the Board committees. Committees generally meet once per month, but time commitment may vary depending upon the committee and Friends schedule.

  • Attend and participate in the Annual Board Retreat held in late fall every year.

  • Volunteer for at least one of the Friends books sales each year.

  • Volunteer for at least one of the additional Friends activities or operations.

  • Participate in other Friends-sponsored advocacy or community education events

Want to help the Friends in their endeavors as a member of the board? The board meets once a month and has several sub-committees (Advocacy, Communication and Education (ACE), Board Development,and Finance). 

If you’re interested in learning more, please review the Board Member Application.