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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Library Closed by Rampaging Stachybotrys

posted by on October 2 at 12:00 PM

The Green Lake branch of the Seattle Public Library has been closed temporarily on account of mold. A city industrial hygienist found Stachybotrys mold in a crawl space in the library. The branch’s re-opening has not been scheduled, but regular Green Lake Library patrons are encouraged to check the library’s website for more details. Full press release is after the jump.

The Seattle Public Library’s Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., temporarily closed effective Oct. 2 to remove mold found in a crawl space in an unoccupied part of the basement.
The Library recently discovered the mold while investigating the source of odors detected in the building. A city industrial hygienist identified the mold Stachybotrys in an air sample of the crawl space.
While a sample in the meeting room above the crawl space did not contain any Stachybotrys, Library administrators decided to close the building as a precaution until additional air quality testing is completed and the mold can be removed.
This area of the building was not remodeled as part of the Libraries for All construction program.
The Library will determine how quickly it can reopen the Green Lake Branch after consulting with contractors. During the temporary closure, the book drop will also be closed. The Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., (206-684-4086) will be the location for Green Lake Branch patrons to pick up their holds during the temporary closure, but call first to ensure your materials have been delivered.
The nearest branches to receive Library service are the Fremont (731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084), University (5009 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-684-4063), Wallingford (1501 N. 45th St., 206-684-4088) and Greenwood (8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086) branches.
Green Lake Branch patrons should check the Green Lake Branch Web site at for up-to-date information on the temporary closure and Library service issues, or call the Library at 206-386-4636.

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Didn't they just finish remodeling that libary a few years ago?!?!?

Posted by Andrew | October 2, 2008 12:53 PM

The the clue that broke the case on "CSI New York" last night was library mold found on a dead girl's shoe. Life imitates, well, not art, but TV once again.

Posted by inkweary | October 2, 2008 1:01 PM

@ 1 - The library press release says that the area is in the part of the library that was not touched during the remodel.
"This area of the building was not remodeled as part of the Libraries for All construction program."

Posted by tally | October 2, 2008 1:51 PM

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