Join The Seattle Public Library for a public celebration that highlights the power of libraries from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, near the Fifth Ave. entrance, 206-386-4636.

The rally will feature America Library Association (ALA) president Loida Garcia-Febo, Chief Librarian for The Seattle Public Library Marcellus Turner, Seattle City Councilmember Deborah Juarez and Washington Library Association president Rhonda Gould.

“As cornerstones of democracy, libraries empower users to make informed decisions by providing free access to information,” said Garcia-Febo. “Libraries provide more than just books. They support community engagement and the delivery of new services that connect closely with patrons’ needs. As libraries transform we should seize every opportunity to showcase their magnificent work.” 

Hear about the many ways "Libraries=Strong Communities" at this energizing rally for all who love and appreciate libraries. Enjoy refreshments and mingle with other library patrons, library directors, library trustees, friends groups and library foundation members from Seattle and around the country.

The event is co-sponsored with United for Libraries and coincides with an American Libraries Association conference being held in Seattle.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library's garage for $8.

The Seattle Public Library believes the power of knowledge improves people's lives. The Library gives every individual the opportunity to learn and excel through its educational resources, classes and staff assistance.