Yesterday, April 17, Mayor Nickels unveiled his budget cuts which include a week long furlough for the Seattle Public Library staff and closure of the library for one week. These cuts are in addition to a 66% cut in the Library’s Capital budget announced on April 13. There are no scheduled cuts to existing day to day hours other than the week long closure in August. Collections funding is unchanged. Our mayor’s support of day to day hours ensures that people turning to the library for resume help, computer use, and budget relief will continue to have access and needed resources.