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Brace yourself for The Seattle Public Library name change

“The Seattle Public Library is considering something so drastic that an outside consultant had to be hired to help. No, the library is not shutting down or relocating. It is, however, considering a name change. Brace yourself, it’s a bit of a shocker. “The Seattle Public Library” is considering a name change to “Seattle Public Libraries.” The library is seeking public input on the change that will undoubtedly effect millions of people. Wait, so a consulting company was hired just to add an “s” to the name?” (Via Mynorthwest.com)

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Testing the Seattle Public Library’s new Wi-Fi hotspot: It’s worth the wait

“In late May, the Seattle Public Library announced a program to lend Wi-Fi hotspots to library card holders, free of charge, thanks to funding from Google. Within the first day, 175 people had placed a hold on the 126 devices in open circulation, including me. Now, nearly 1,300 people are waiting for a device, and another 200 units are being added to circulation due to an additional $80,000 grant from Google. My turn to check out the hotspot came a few weeks ago, and it was worth the wait.” (via Geekwire)

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Seattle library patrons can check out Wi-Fi hotspot devices

As of Monday, anyone with a Seattle Public Library card could check out a Wi-Fi hotspot device to use on the go or at home. The initial 150 devices were funded with a $225,000 grant from Google and Google.org to the Seattle Public Library, according to a library news release. “We want the library to be anywhere, everywhere, any place and on any device,” said Andra Addison, a spokeswoman for the library.” (via Seattle Times)

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The [Seattle] Downtown Library at age 10: a haven for researchers

“A library is an exciting place. It’s just a quiet kind of excitement. One set of people you find feeling that excitement is the researchers who frequent Seattle’s Downtown Library. It turns out that although we’re in the digital age, a considerable amount of information is still best gotten the old-fashioned way: in print that you can physically hold. This week, the Central Library is celebrating the 10th anniversary of moving to its architecturally world-renowned digs of steel, glass and open spaces.” (via The Seattle Times)

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No shushing as Seattle library set to show Seahawks playoff game

“The Seattle Public Library’s Central branch will be a lot noisier than usual this Saturday, and librarians won’t be trying to quiet things down. The library will be showing the Seahawks playoff game against the Saints on the big screen in its main auditorium. “We expect to get, not just a little noisy, but a lot noisy,” says spokesperson Andra Addison. “Staff will be wearing their Seahawks jerseys. We’re going to have cookies shaped like little footballs and the Seahawks gave us some great stuff to giveaway.” (via MyNorthwest.com)

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