Why Your Support Matters

On Aug. 7, 2012, Seattle voters approved a seven-year, $123 million Library levy to supplement city funding and preserve the investment in the 1998 “Libraries for All” bond measure, which resulted in new and improved libraries across the city, including the world-renowned Central Library.

The levy—which runs through 2019—addresses four focus areas identified by the community. This levy provided 24% of the total Library budget in 2017.

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