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October 22, 2014

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Fact Sheet for 2013 Improvements at the Northeast Branch

One of City Librarian Marcellus Turner's five service priorities is redesigning spaces in our libraries to better meet the changing needs and expectations of patrons.

 

Improvements to the Northeast Branch were based on branch usage, circulation and demographics, and trends in library services. 

 

Project description:

  • Expand children's area by 50% to support early learning activities
  • Add furniture that allows families to read together
  • Add 3 catalog computers to children's area (4 total)
  • Add self-service checkout stations in children's and holds pickup areas
  • Add 3 filtered Internet computers to children's area (4 total)
  • Same number Internet computers for adults
  • Relocate holds area to accommodate children's area expansion
  • Single staff service point
    • Easier for patrons to know where to get help
    • Frees up space for other Library purposes

 

Budget:

  • Approximately $200,000
    • Sources of funds
      • Gift from Paul G. Allen Foundation
      • Library Capital Improvement Program budget
      • Library levy funds

 

Key facts:

  • Highest circulating branch outside the Central Library (975,000 circulation in 2012)
  • Third most visited location (355,000 visits in 2012)
  • Higher than average population under age 11 (13.29% versus 10.8% citywide)
  • Census data show that local youth population grew 15% between 2000 and 2010
  • Youth programs draw 1,000 attendees a month
  • In July 2013, nearly 43% of the circulation was for youth materials

 

Key dates:

  • Oct. 5, 2013: Open house to describe improvements
  • Nov. 4, 2013: Construction starts. Open hours temporarily reduced for approximately four weeks.
  • December 2013: Construction complete. Regular open hours resume.
  • Feb. 8, 2014: Celebrate improvements
Libraries for All: Investing in Experiences

Northeast Branch
6801 35th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
206-684-7539

Hours:

Mon:

10 am - 8 pm

Tue:

10 am - 8 pm

Wed:

10 am - 8 pm

Thu:

10 am - 8 pm

Fri:

10 am - 6 pm

Sat:

10 am - 6 pm

Sun:

1 pm - 5 pm


Regional Manager:
Francesca Wainwright