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December 21, 2014


Wallingford Branch : Art at the Branch

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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.

Art at the Wallingford Branch

Wallingford Branch Art Gallery

The Seattle Public Library board of trustees selected Ellensburg artist Richard Elliott to design artwork for the Wallingford Branch.


Elliot designed and fabricated five colorful neon signs that symbolize activities that take place inside a library. The signs are:


  • A blue world from the logo of The Seattle Public Library;
  • A red mystic eye to represent mystery;
  • A white "at" symbol to represent computer access;
  • A green puzzle piece to symbolize family gathering and accumulation of knowledge;
  • A yellow atom symbol to represent human knowledge.


Artist Richard Elliot discussing the work with Wallingford branch manager Joan Johnson
The neon art The neon art
The Wallingford Branch with the neon art in the windows
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Wallingford Branch
1501 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103



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