2013 budget hearings set for King County libraries

Hearings on the 2013 preliminary budget will be held over the next several weeks.

The Mercer Island library is part of the King County Library System.

This year’s budget is $104.1 million. The system will hold community meetings in November to discuss proposed strategic plans and budget allocations, according to the organization’s website.

For 2013, budget priorities include effectively delivering service goals, enhancing print and digital collections, and providing innovative technology, software and equipment.

They also include maintaining current staffing costs as the system implements a service strategy, sustaining quality libraries and conserving revenue to cover annual operating expenses for the future.

The 2013 preliminary budget is at

The closest public budget hearing to Mercer Island will be at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, at Lake Hills Library, 15590 Lake Hills Blvd., in Bellevue.


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