The Seattle Public Library: Rotating closures for in-service days
With the return to the school year schedule in autumn, many families get in the habit of visiting the Seattle Public Library for book groups, story times, research and homework help. Take a look at the listed events at your favorite library, and be aware of upcoming closure dates: each branch of The Seattle Public Library will close for one day in late September or early October for in-service days so staff members can review the Library’s strategic plan, service priorities and goals for serving patrons.
In past years, the entire system closed for a single in-service day. This year, closures will rotate so there always are libraries open in most areas of the city. The Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., will remain open throughout.
Book drops will remain open at all locations. No fines will accrue for items returned to branches that are closed for their in-service staff day.
The Northeast Branch Library at 6801 35th Ave NE is in a group of four which will be closed on Thursday, October 2. Here is the full schedule of closures:
- Wednesday, Sept. 24: Broadview, Green Lake, Greenwood, Wallingford.
- Thursday, Sept. 25: Beacon Hill, Columbia, International District/Chinatown, NewHolly, Rainier Beach.
- Wednesday, Oct. 1: Capitol Hill, Douglass-Truth, Madrona-Sally Goldmark, Montlake.
- Thursday, Oct. 2: Lake City, Northeast, Northgate, University.
- Wednesday, Oct. 8: Delridge, High Point, South Park, Southwest, West Seattle.
- Thursday, Oct. 9: Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne.