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Washington State Library joins forces with the Seattle Public Library to promote reading and literacy statewide through Center for the book

“The Washington State Library has joined forces with The Seattle Public Library to lead the work of the Washington Center for the Book. The Seattle Public Library was designated as the home for the Washington State Center for the Book by the U.S. Library of Congress back in 1989. The mission of the Washington Center of the Book is to promote Washington’s literary heritage and the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.” (via Between the Lines)

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Seattle Public Library’s free WiFi hotspot program receives city funding, 450 more devices

“Earlier this year, Google and the Seattle Public Library teamed up to provide free mobile WiFi hotspots to anyone with a library card. The system has been popular, with more than 1,000 people waiting for a device at times, but Google’s funding only lasts a year. However, the Seattle City Council’s newly adopted adopted a budget provides ongoing funding for an expanded hotspot program, increasing the number of hotspots to 775 units.” (via Geekwire)

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Seattle Public Library rejects new name, logo

“Seattle Public Library won’t be getting a new name or new logo. The library’s board of trustees Wednesday evening voted unanimously to reject moving forward with a rebranding but plans to revisit what was learned as it seeks ways to reach more people. Six residents spoke against the rebranding efforts during public comment before the vote, all generally in agreement that the estimated $1.3 million the project might have cost could be better spent elsewhere. “(via Komonews)

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Survey: Thumbs down on proposed Seattle Public Library name change

“Results of a Seattle Public Library survey, on whether it should change its name to Seattle Public Libraries, are in. Short version: thumbs down. The library released the survey results on Wednesday. Disseminated online from Sept. 18 through Oct. 11, the survey received 14,083 responses. Ninety-three percent of respondents were Seattle Public Library cardholders.” (via Seattle Times)

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Should the Seattle Public Library be the Seattle Public Libraries? Cast your vote

“The Seattle Public Library is considering a name change. Do you think the Seattle Public Library should be renamed The Seattle Public Libraries? Do you like the current name just fine? One way or another, you can help. A little background: in the summer of 2014, the library put out a request for a proposal to develop a brand strategy. The library cited a need to “properly convey to our patrons, staff, donors, volunteers, and advocates that the Library is not only still relevant to the community, but is integral, innovative and invested in fulfilling its mission successfully.” (via Seattle Times)

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