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December 12, 2017

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Release Date: 11/01/2016

High Point Branch Expected to Temporarily Close Dec. 5 for Refurbishing; Open House to Discuss Improvements Nov. 7

exterior of High Point Branch

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

 

During the closure, the Library plans to hold several programs at alternate locations and to open the nearby Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Alternate services will be confirmed after a firm closure date is set.

 

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 reconfigure the holds area, add seating, provide power in seating areas and at tables and reconfigure the children's area to provide a more welcoming space for families. Technology and sound quality in the meeting room also will be improved. Improvements are based on branch usage and projected service needs.

 

Patrons are invited to learn more about the improvements at an open house at the branch from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. City Librarian Marcellus Turner and other Library staff members will be on hand to answer questions and explain alternate services. 

 

While the branch is closed, patrons may choose any other Library location as a pickup location for items placed on hold and may 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.

 

The construction project is currently out to bid. The Library expects to confirm the closing date in mid-November after bids have been reviewed. The refurbished branch is expected to reopen in January; a reopening date will be set once construction work is underway.

 

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


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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