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February 24, 2017

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Libraries for All : Maintain buildings

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Maintain buildings

Upgraded interiors at three locations


Maintenance = Sustainability


We promised to maintain buildings for the next generation.


2015 Accomplishments:


  • Completed 12,000+ work orders to keep Library buildings clean, efficient and in good working order
  • Remodeled Rainier Beach Branch as part of Re-imagined Spaces project 
  • Completed interior renovations at Capitol Hill and Northgate branches
  • Completed exterior access improvements at West Seattle Branch
  • Relocated exterior signs and upgraded lighting at Lake City Branch
  • Specialty cleaning of floors and upholstery, pressure and window washing, cleaning of high gutters and drains at branches 
  • Central Library escalator upgrades
  • Relamped the Books Spiral at Central Library
  • Extensive pruning and landscaping at Green Lake, Broadview, Magnolia, Delridge and Douglass-Truth branches


2015 Spending: $4.3 million

Libraries for All : Investing in Experiences
New & Improved - Upgraded interiors at three locations. "I like it because you can stand anywhere and see everywhere - all the kids, all the people!" - Library patron who attended Rainier Beach Branch reopening