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Release Date: 11/16/2016

High Point Branch Temporarily Closes Dec. 5 for Refurbishing

exterior of High Point Branch

The High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454, will temporarily close effective Monday, Dec. 5 for refurbishing. The book drop also will close.


The 7,200-square-foot High Point Branch opened in June 2004, thanks to the 1998 voter-approved "Libraries for All" bond measure that renewed and revitalized libraries across the city.


After 12 years of use, the branch needs new carpet. While the branch is closed for that work, the Library also will take the opportunity to make other interior improvements that support the changing ways that patrons are using libraries and respond to the thoughtful comments the Library has received from the public.


Patrons tell us they want quiet study spaces, areas where they can use a multitude of devices and spaces where they can collaborate with others. Parents and caregivers want to sit together with their children to read or to use technology.


Improvements at the branch include reconfigurations to the holds, teen and children's areas, additional seating, the addition of power in seating areas and at tables, and technology and sound quality enhancements in the meeting room. The changes are designed to improve access to technology, make it easier for patrons to interact with one another, and create flexible, open, welcoming spaces throughout the building.


While the branch is closed, patrons may choose any other Library location as a pickup location for items placed on hold and return materials to any branch. If patrons don't select an alternate branch by Friday, Nov. 25, their holds will be sent to the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455.


During the closure, the Library will open the nearby Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and hold the following programs at the Southwest Branch:





Patrons also may use the nearby West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444. The Delridge, Southwest and West Seattle branches all have computers for the public.


The refurbished branch is expected to reopen in January; a reopening date will be set once construction work is underway.


The Library is where the community comes together to share experiences, learn new skills, become entrepreneurs and successful students, take part in civic life and interact with one another.


The Library promised to protect the public's investment in its buildings as part of the 2012 voter-approved Library levy. The High Point Branch improvements are part of the Library's commitment to ensuring its buildings are well-maintained, clean and comfortable for patrons.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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