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Consolidate libraries and/or library hours. There are many adjoining neighborhoods which all have libraries (i.e. Fremont and Wallingford; Queen Anne and Magnolia). Either consolidate and close one if there are adjacent ones, or at least share hours, for example Fremont is open Wed.-Sat. and Wallingford Sun.-Tues. Most people just use libraries to pick up holds, so you could also reduce hours for everything else and just... more »

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Library rental revenue

Promote expanded convention capacity downtown by renting out space in city buildings--in particular at the central library.

 

Promote rental of neighborhood libraries for neighborhood events, etc.

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Closing the SP Library is a very bad idea

I suggest you...keep the south park library open and even extend the hours..

 

We fought for just about a 100 years for this library - we intend to keep it - Given the our other issues and neighborhood economic conditions this is about the worst idea I've heard.

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Save our South Park Library

Stop punishing the lower income communities. You want to close the South Park Library which we worked so hard to get. You have taken away our bridge, please stop, find another way!

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Charge for hold items at libraries

Charge library patrons .50 to hold items. This will pay for the cost of City transportation to haul books and other materials placed on hold, from one library branch to another. Many libraries do this across the country.

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Give teens an internship with the libraries

Allow Seattle Public Library to have an internship program for teens. A great way to have some staffing and for teens to gain valuable experience at the library, serving customers, learning about resources. A win-win since budgets are tight and teens want experience to apply for jobs or advanced education.

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Librarians are crucial to the public.

I suggest you librarians are too vital a resource to cut. People need reference help more than ever because of drastic cuts, lost jobs, and the other disasters of an unequal system. Without a librarian, all you've got is a warehouse not a library. Cut some salaries at the top of city administration--that's where the fat is located.

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Keep libraries open. Expand Hours.

I suggest you have more libraries open before 11 or 1 pm as is now the case. Many people find that they are most productive during morning hours and that can include library research, computer usage and time for babies and toddlers 1-3 year old with their caregivers. Also, as you make improvements to libraries cultivate awareness of the Friends of Libraries and other fund raising opportunities..

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Keep librarians in libraries!

Keep librarians in libraries! We voted for the Libraries For All bond measure because we wanted to promote literacy, community, social justice and providing information and materials to all, regardless of socioeconomic class. Taking librarians, professionals and experts on all of these issues, is NOT what Seattle voted for. We did not vote for millions of dollars for warehouses of DVDs or ebooks or anything physical.... more »

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