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KING COUNTY LIBRARY

KING COUNTY LIBRARY
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KING COUNTY LIBRARY
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Designed by Miller Hull Architects
19,500 square feet

History

1903: Miner’s library opens in the Brendel’s Drug Store building
1907: Renton Mine Association builds a reference collection at Renton High School
1913: Neva Bostwick Douglas earns Renton a $10,000 Carnegie Foundation grant to build the city’s first public library
1914: Carnegie-funded library opens
1966: Opening of new, 20,000-square-foot Downtown Renton Library, stretching 80 feet across the Cedar River
2010: KCLS annexation
2015: New library opens

Renton Library Advisory Board
Library Advisory Boards are established by individual cities that have annexed to the King County Library System (KCLS). Members of these community boards are appointed by and serve in an advisory capacity to city officials on matters regarding the KCLS community library they represent.

Members

Laurie Beden
Lynne King
Catherine Ploue-Smith, Vice Chair
Erica Richey, Chair
Kim Unti

Friends of the Renton Libraries

Dues: Individual, $10.00; Student or Senior, $5.00
Book Sales: Ongoing sale in library; Annual Renton River Days Book Sale, last weekend of July
Other Fundraisers: Tote bags and mugs, sold at the Renton libraries
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month
Friends of Renton Libraries first organized in 1965.

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Business Phone Number:
4253693237
Business Address:
100 Mill Ave South
ZIP Code:
98057

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