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Seattle Public Libraries to Close Aug 29 – Sept 5

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Due to citywide budget cuts, all Seattle libraries will be closed from August 29 – through the Labor day holiday, Monday, September 5. Regular Library operations will resume Tuesday, Sept. 6, according to the Seattle Public Library website.

The week-long closure will help the Library achieve its $3.7 million budget reduction target for 2011, and will save the library system about $650,000. That means the nearly 640 library employees will not get paid during the week long closures.

The last day to check out library items before the closure is Sunday, August 28. The Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., will be open until 6pm that day and another 11 branches will be open until 5pm.

No book drops will be open during the closures. They will reopen on Tuesday, September 6.

Check out the Seattle Public Library website at http://www.spl.org for more information.

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