Business is Brisk at Sea-Tac Airport Library
This is the second summer the King County Library has provided books and magazines inside security for passengers to grab and take on their trips.
“Many people are walking away with the books [about 15,000 books/month], which is fine because they’re all donated,” the library system’s Julie Brand said. “What’s been really cool about it is that we’ve gotten letters and emails from people from all different parts of the country saying, ‘Hey I picked up one of your books, how do I get it back to you?'”
If you don’t know what book to choose, the library provides librarians a few days a week to help with book selections and to drop off more materials.
Along with the books, KCLS is also providing rocking chairs for travelers who have some time to sit back, relax, and read before their flight. There are two “libraries” in the Sea-Tac airport.
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See Also: Discover Great Reads at Home & at the Airport (via King County Library System Foundation Newsletter, Summer 2012)
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