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Release Date: 01/07/2016

Celebrate the Re-opening of the Rainier Beach Branch of The Seattle Public Library Jan. 23

outdoor photo of the front of the Rainier Beach Branch

The public is invited to celebrate the remodeled Rainier Beach Branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906.


The program will include brief remarks by Mayor Ed Murray and City Librarian Marcellus Turner, as well as a poetry reading by the African American Writers' Alliance and performances by the Rainier Beach High School Dance Team and the New Revelation Choir. Following the program, a reception with refreshments from local restaurants and businesses will take place in the meeting room.


Parking is available in the branch parking lot. The branch is served by Metro Bus routes 7, 8, 9, 106 and 107.


Residents can browse through hundreds of new books and media that have been recently added to the branch's collection, read in the comfortable new furniture, check out a laptop or iPad for in-library use, or explore the new digital media studio. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will also be handing out tote bags celebrating the group's 75th anniversary.


The interior updates at the Rainier Beach Branch were designed to better meet the needs and expectations of Library users. "We think our patrons will really enjoy the new changes, including the openness of the new floor plan and comfortable furniture, as well as both quiet and collaborative spaces for youth and adults," said City Librarian Marcellus Turner.


For more information, call the branch at 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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