May 28, 2022

Washington: Seattle Public Library Board Votes Against New Logo and Name Change

Note: For background on this story, see these two infoDOCKET posts:

From The Stranger (October 29, 2015):

Last night, the Seattle Public Library’s board of trustees—these five people—met to take a vote on whether to pursue a rebranding project that would cost $2 million to implement.

A lot of other people felt the same way concerning the amount of money the library was planning to spend on stuff that didn’t serve the library’s stated Service Priorities. (It didn’t even directly serve Turner’s vision of the library as a glorified community center where people can watch the World Cup. How would a new logo and name would bring more people in for a showing of the World Cup?)

Of the forty or so people present, only six offered public comment. That turned out to be plenty. The commenters announced varying degrees of offense, but all pretty much said the same thing. “First of all, we love the library. Second of all, this rebranding effort is absurd. Don’t do it.”

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