The Friends of The Seattle Public Library group wants to raise awareness about the potential cuts to hours of operations at the Magnolia branch and 20 other neighborhood branches. Vice president of the group, Jennifer Johnson-Fong, will be collecting signatures on a petition this Thursday, October 22nd from 10 am to 12 noon on the sidewalk outside the Magnolia branch.
Johnson-Fong says the petition will show the Mayor and Seattle City Council their opposition to any closure or reduction in library hours.
The proposed operations budget would mean the Magnolia branch would be closed on Fridays and operate on reduced hours at 35 hours a week – all year. It also means another one week furlough. The schedule for the library would be open on Monday and Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Friday, open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Sunday.