Library fines could go up

That overdue library book may soon cost you a little more. The Seattle Public Library is considering a hike in fines to help offset its budget woes. Here’s a look at some of the proposed fines: The daily fine for an overdue book, CD, or DVD would change from 15 cents a day to 25 […]

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Popular food writer at Ballard Library tonight

Molly Wizenberg, author of the award-winning food blog Orangette and co-owner of Ballard’s own Delancey, will be promoting the paperback release of her book “A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table” at the Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW). From 6:30 to 7:30 this evening, Wizenberg will read from her book and […]

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Borrowing changes ahead at library

Starting on October 15th, The Seattle Public Library is changing its borrowing policy and adding/changing fines and fees to some items. The number of items you can check out will drop from 100 to 50. In order to check out anymore books you must not have more than 50 library items. The number of holds […]

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The library re-opens today

Just a reminder that the library reopens today after a systemwide shutdown. About 700 employees didn’t get paid during the week-long furlough which helped the library meet the nearly $1 million budget reduction this year. Other cuts include layoffs, extending the staff computer replacement schedule and reducing the training budget. (Photo by Laughing Squid.)

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Library closed next week

Stock up on your books, CDs and DVDs, the library will be closing for a week. In an effort to save money, the library will close a week from today through Labor Day. The last day to check out Library items before the closure is Sunday, Aug. 30 and operations resume on Tuesday, Sept. 8th. […]

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