West Seattle Branch Named Spaces
Spaces named for donors include: the Stim Bullitt Reading Area and Anne and Langdon Simons Children's Area.
Anne and Langdon Simons Children's Area
Anne and Langdon Simons moved to Seattle from New England. Our young city's pioneer spirit was exciting to them. Seattle’s businesses and culture were a big part of the Simons' lives, and they especially loved our Library.
With three daughters and six grandchildren -- four of whom lived in West Seattle -- the Simons were delighted to support the Children's Area of the West Seattle Branch.
Stim Bullitt Reading Area
Stimson Bullitt was many things: lawyer, decorated soldier, outdoorsman, civil rights activist, developer, sponsor, broadcaster, environmentalist and community leader.
One of Bullitt’s legacies is his lifelong belief in equal opportunities for all. While fighting in the Pacific in WWII, he wrote letters to Congress opposing the internment of Japanese-Americans. As President of King Broadcasting, he was one of TV's first executives to hire women and African-Americans.
Bullitt served on the board of the Seattle Urban League and as trustee of the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington.
Bullitt helped to build and sustain important local institutes like the Seattle Parks Foundation, the Bullitt Foundation and the Library Foundation. He saw our Library as a place that shared his commitment to equal opportunities for all.
Through the gift he made to the Library Foundation, and with his wife Tina's continuing work, Bullitt’s commitment lives on in programs, resources and opportunities at the Library.