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Friday, July 9, 2010

GSBA Perspective Extra: Gay City LGBT Library

Gay City LGBT Library
A Valuable Asset
Gail Benzler
G Benzler Communications

The Gay City LGBT Library is a Seattle treasure, boasting a collection of almost 2,200 books -- and that's at the last count. "Each week we take in another 50 or so books," says Susan Rees, the library's resource coordinator. "We are quickly outgrowing our space." Simple book stacks and comfy chairs round out the decor and with a wide variety of topics from which to choose like lesbian and gay fiction, erotica, memoirs, essays, literature and self-help -- there's something here for every reading fancy.

The library shares space with the Gay City Health Project on Capitol Hill. "It's a great place for people to come and to connect," Rees relates. And checking out books to take home is easy. All that is needed is a picture ID and a phone number. There are no fees or membership forms to complete. "Just drop in and go."

Rees says that a monthly book club and newsletter are on their way soon. The Gay City LGBT Library relies on volunteers to keep the library services up and running and book donations are always accepted. "Some of our collection was originally inherited from the Seattle LGBT Community Center," states Rees. "We are very grateful to all of the people who have made donations to this great community project."

Find out more about the Gay City LGBT Library on the web at

Visit the Gay City Library
511 East Pike Street, Seattle
Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For questions or information, contact or call the LGBT Resource and Referral line at (206) 323-LGBT.

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