Seattle Public Library "Libraries for All"
Seattle’s "Libraries for All" bond measure was passed by a significant majority of voters in November 1998 to upgrade Seattle Public Library's system with new facilities, technology, and books. Bill and Melinda Gates donated $20 million, the largest gift to a public library in American history, and the Library Foundation pledged to raise additional funds. When the capital plan was completed in 2008 it included the new Rem Koolhaas-designed central library downtown as well twenty-six new, replaced, and renovated branch libraries in every corner of the city.
- Primary Form of Entity: Governmental; Nonprofit (Seattle Public Library Foundation)
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Literary, Multidisciplinary, Other: Public Art
- Primary Areas of Activity: Policy/Advocacy, Presenter, Venue/Facility, Arts in Community Development
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