Seattle Library Faces Major Budget Cuts

Fresh from the triumph of their new library branch, the Seattle Public Library faces new budget woes and may have to cut services. Slated for the budget axe are Seattle’s bookmobile services. This function, which serves elderly and homebound patrons among others, will be cut as part of a $2.1 million budget reduction by the library. This reduction was requested, due to the overall $20 million budget gap faced by Seattle itself for the 2005 fiscal year. The library hopes to work around these cuts and is exploring other options to continue servicing these patrons.