Sign our online petition or meet us at branch libraries

Did you know that Friends of The Seattle Public Library has an online petition? Help us reach our goal for signatures.

If you’re impacted by or unsupportive of a reduction in the hours of 21 branch libraries and their closure on Friday and Sunday all year in 2010, then please sign our petition and pass this link onto friends and family. You might also meet us as we gather signatures and pass out information on the potential consequences of the proposed 2010 budget outside select branch libraries in October:

BROBroadview branch library- 12 p.m.- 2,  Sunday, October 11

CAPCapitol Hill branch library 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, October 12

COLColumbia branch library 3:30-5 p.m Monday, October 12—-cancelled


Fremont branch library 1 – 2:30 pm Mon, October 12


GWDGreenwood branch library 12-2 pm Saturday, October 17—rained out

Greenwood branch library rescheduled for Sunday, October 18 1:30-3:30 p.m


BALBallard branch library 12-2 pm Sunday, October 18


WALWallingford Branch 2-4 pm Monday, October 19


 Magnolia Branch 10 am to 12 noon, Thursday, October 22nd


NETNortheast Branch 1 pm to 3 pm, Saturday, Oct 24th

HIPHighpoint Branch 10 am to 11:00 am, Thursday, Oct 22–cancelled

DLRDelridge Branch 11:15 am to 12:00 pm, Thursday, Oct 22—cancelled


sbflogoXSSeattle Bookfest, Friends of The Seattle Public Library are at Bookfest. So is our petition against library closures and reductions to hours. Sign the petition at our Bookfest bookswap. We’ll see you there.


8 thoughts on “Sign our online petition or meet us at branch libraries

  1. I live in Pittsburgh, our Carnegie Library system has 19 neighborhood branches. These were built by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, but he did not endow them, so operating expenses are covered by various sources. Last week the library system announced they will close a number of neighborhood branches, including mine, the Lawrenceville branch built in 1898, which houses the first Children’s Library in the nation.

    One source of library funding is the “RAD” tax, it gives $17 million/yr. to the libraries and $13 million to our professional baseball & football teams’ arenas/fields.

    Our libraries are free, have 19 locations and over 2 million visitors/year.

    Our baseball & football teams’ tickets cost big $$, have only 2 locations and less than 2 million visitors/year.

  2. Pingback: Preliminary Results: 94% Say Libraries Are Important Neighborhood Assets « Friends of Seattle Public Library Blog

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