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December 1, 2015

spl voices - speak for yourself


What Does the Library Mean to You?

The Library is for everyone, and we want to hear everyone’s voice. Celebrate the role of the library in Seattle’s past and future by sharing one word, a story, or a meaningful photo that describes what the Library means to you and why.



Speak for yourself

Make your own creation and share online using #SPLVoices.
3 ways to share

  • Fill out this form
  • Post your word, sentence or photo on social media
  • Record a sound clip or video and post on social media


Use #SPLVoices and share!

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All of the full-length StoryCorps recordings will be added to our special collections archive, as well as The Library of Congress.


SPL Voices celebrates the history, meaning and impact of The Seattle Public Library in Seattle’s past and future.

We partnered with StoryCorps to begin collecting personal stories and conversations from a variety of perspectives. Explore selected conversations, and then celebrate the role of the Library by sharing your story online using the hashtag #SPLVoices.





Produced by The Seattle Public Library with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national non-profit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.