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We need libraries, but city doesn’t get it

“The city fathers (and mothers) of Seattle are presenting voters with a calculating, cynical choice in the Aug. 7 primary:  If you won’t let us push off  a core city budget obligation onto your shoulders, we will cut back hours and possibly even close your neighborhood library. Offloading is at the heart of  the $123 million, seven-year Seattle Public Library operations levy.  Naturally, consultants frame it differently in yard signs going up across the city:  “Vote for Libraries.” How could anybody NOT vote for Seattle libraries?”

via seattlepi.com

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Views clash over approving $123M levy to protect Seattle libraries

“Supporters of the Seattle library levy say that the $123 million measure will restore service hours, rebuild collections and maintain neglected buildings. Opponents say day-to-day operations of libraries are so important they should be prioritized in the budget — ahead of less important programs.”

via The Seattle Times

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Redesigning the library: Seattle re-writing future beyond books

Capitol Seattle – “The city is flipping a few pages ahead and looking at the future of libraries in Seattle.”

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Perfect Third Space

CNN – “In a world where third spaces — the places where we spend time away from work and home — are increasingly privately owned, how can we make our public spaces outstanding? Those looking for inspiration might turn to Seattle, whose citizens voted to spend nearly $200 million to create or revamp 27 public libraries, including rebuilding its landmark Central Library.”

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