After 11 years of heavy use and almost a month and a half of renovation, SPL's Ballard branch will reopen on Monday June 20. In the current building's 11 year history, the Ballard branch has been used for town meetings, story times for children, book reviews and other great programs. According to SPL, the branch will be more comfortable and the parking garage will now share hours with the Neighborhood Service Center. Check out SPL's and My Ballard links. I'm looking forward to seeing the improvements. .