Library Renovation: Latest News
An updated proposal for a Mercer Island Library renovation, coordinated by KCLS and the Mercer Island Library Advisory Board in response to previous public feedback, was unveiled August 24, 2015.
See the proposals. View the updated Library Scope (PDF) and Proposed Floorpan (PDF) prepared by project architects The Miller Hull Partnership.
Join us at the next public forum. Hear an updated progress report and provide additional feedback on Tuesday October 13th, from 6 to 7:30pm, at the Mercer Island Library.
About the Mercer Island Library
Opened: June 1, 1991
- 1 Meeting Room, 1 Conference Room
- Early Learning Garden
- Designed by Louis Nelson Architects
- 14,886 square feet
1945: Preschool, PTA, and South Mercer Island Community Club open the first Mercer Island Library in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church's Guild Hall; KCLS provides books
1955: New, 1,200-square-foot library opens on the corner of 88th and 44th Avenue SE
1962: 1,920-square-foot addition is completed; City contracts with KCLS for library service
1969: 5,422-square-foot expansion is completed
1991: Opening of new, 14,600-square-foot library
1993: KCLS annexation