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The City of Seattle is booming and the city coffers swell with an additional $35 million in the general fund.
Too bad so little of it seems to be going to the local public library.
The opinion page of the Seattle PI has a look at the long waiting times for popular materials at the Seattle Public Library. In a way, Seattle PL is a victim of their own success. Following the construction of four new branches, a total renovation of the main library, and improvements at 23 other libraries; well, circulation jumped 83%.
So perhaps, the article contends, the funding should jump a little too.