Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Northeast Library Holding Open House On Saturday To Discuss Upcoming Improvements

Improvements to the Northeast Branch

The Northeast Library (6801 35th Avenue NE ) is having an Open House on Saturday starting at 2pm with brief comments and the Open House ending at 3:30pm to inform the public about upcoming improvements to the branch."that will better meet the needs of patrons using the busiest branch of The Seattle Public Library.

The information says:

City Librarian Marcellus Turner, Library Board members and representatives from Miller Hayashi Architects will explain the improvements and answer questions.
Improvements include a larger children’s area, family-friendly seating,  larger children's area, family-friendly seating, more filtered computers for children and more self-service checkout stations.  The holds area also will be relocated to accommodate the expansion of the children’s area.

The changes are based on branch usage, circulation and demographics, and trends in library services.In July, nearly 43 percent of the circulation at the branch was for youth materials and programs for youth are routinely well-attended.
“The Northeast Branch has a large number of young people who check out materials and attend programs,” said City Librarian Marcellus Turner. “One of my priorities is to redesign spaces in our libraries to better meet the needs of our patrons.”

Work is expected to begin in November and be completed by the end of the year. While there will be periodic disruptions to services, the branch is not expected to close while work is under way.


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