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Hours = Access


We promised to keep libraries open when patrons need them. 


2016 Accomplishments: 


  • Retained more than 6,000 new open hours systemwide
  • Added 32 open hours per week by restoring Friday hours at International District/Chinatown, University, High Point and South Park branches
  • Offered more than 1,400 outreach and other offsite events in the community 
  • Issued nearly 61,610 new or replacement Library cards  


2016 Levy Spending: $3.6 million 


Leveraging Levy Investments: 

  •  Hired a community resource specialist to help connect homeless and insecurely housed patrons with social services - with funds from The Seattle Public Library Foundation
Libraries for All : Investing in Experiences
#ilovespl because it’s open almost every day – Jeff M. Library patron