Library closed Dec. 24 and 25
All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25.
Service interruption in the Library's Online Catalog - Jan. 1
Between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Library will be upgrading its electrical power system. During the upgrade, you will be able to search the catalog, but won't be able to log in, place holds, renew items or use other catalog features. The former Library catalog (Horizon Information Portal) will not be available at all. SPL Mobile, access to e-books, free music downloads and many databases and applications also will be unavailable.
Kristi England joins The Seattle Public Library board of trustees
Kristi England, public affairs director for APCO Worldwide and Fremont resident, has joined The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.
The five-member volunteer board is the governing body of The Seattle Public Library, which includes the world-renowned Central Library and 26 branches. The board controls Library finances and property, sets Library policy and employs the city librarian. Board members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Board members are volunteers and serve five-year terms.
England's background includes 18 years of experience as a public affairs, community relations and strategic communications consultant. She has also been a consultant to the King County Library System and Sno-Isle Regional Library System. She currently serves on the boards of Water 1st International and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. She is a past board member of Seattle Works. Her background also includes work on the successful 1998 voter-approved Libraries for all campaign, which provided $196.4 million to rebuild and renew Seattle's Library. She has a bachelor of science degree from Boise State University.
"Kristi will be an excellent addition to the Library Board," said Mayor Mike McGinn. "Her work in education and community outreach, particularly engaging with diverse communities, will be great assets to the board. I'm pleased she's agreed to lend her talents and energy to our valued Library system."
For more information contact:
Andra Addison, communications director
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