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Release Date: 09/06/2013

Oct. 5 open house on upcoming improvements to the Northeast Branch of The Seattle Public Library

Northeast Branch

The public is invited to drop by an open house from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 to learn about improvements to the Northeast Branch of The Seattle Public Library, 6801 35th Ave. N.E.


Improvements include a larger children's area, family-friendly seating, more filtered Internet computers for children and more self-service checkout stations. The holds area also will be relocated to accommodate the expansion of the children's area.


The changes are based on branch usage, circulation and demographics, and trends in library services. In July, nearly 43 percent of the circulation at the branch was for youth materials and programs for youth are routinely well-attended.


"The Northeast Branch has a large number of young people who check out materials and attend programs," said City Librarian Marcellus Turner. "One of my priorities is to redesign spaces in our libraries to better meet the needs of our patrons."


Turner, Library Board members and representatives from Miller Hayashi Architects will be at the open house to explain the improvements and answer questions. The open house will be held in the branch meeting room with brief remarks beginning at 2 p.m.


Work is expected to begin in November and be completed by the end of the year. While there will be periodic disruptions to services, the branch is not expected to close while work is under way.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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