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February 19, 2018

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Mission Statement : Strategic Direction Community Impact

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Library Closed Monday, Feb. 19

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19.

Strategic Direction: Community Impact

Achieve lasting community impacts. We have focused on these Service Priorities for the last several years and we want to keep it going to ensure we make a difference community wide in the following five areas of impact:

  • Youth and Family Learning: Providing Library services that support youth and families in academic success, career readiness and life.
  • Technology and Access: Serving as Seattle's primary point of access to information, lifelong learning, economic development and creative expression through innovative use of technology and digital resources.
  • Community Engagement: Offering Library programs, services and collections that reflect community needs and interests, feature community voices and create meaningful experiences.
  • Seattle Culture and History: Connecting our community with our diverse local culture and history through compelling collections, expert assistance, innovative partnerships and engaging programs.
  • Re-imagined Spaces: Adapting and energizing Library spaces for new uses in keeping with changing services, programs, interests and needs of Library users and the changing way that they use Library spaces.