About Kenmore Library

Opened: July 9, 2011

Overview

  • Rain garden
  • Designed by Weinstein AU Architects
  • 10,000 square feet

History

  • 1930: KCLS bookmobile serves a Linwood Heights farmers market
  • 1949: Bookmobile stops added in central Kenmore and at a Moorlands grocery store
  • 1956: KCLS agrees to provide library services if the community provides a facility
  • 1958: Library opens in a remodeled barn on 73rd Avenue NE, purchased with funds raised by Kenmore's Elementary PTA and Library Association
  • 1961: Completion of 400-square-foot children's area expansion
  • 1976: Library opens in a new, 2,112-square-foot government complex
  • 1999: KCLS annexation
  • 2011: Opening of new, 10,000-square-foot library
  • 2012: Awarded: AIA Washington Council, Civic Design Honor

 

Kenmore Library Association

  • Dues: Annual, $5; Contributing, $10; Sustaining, $25; Sponsor, $50; Lifetime, $100
  • Book Sales: Ongoing sale in library
  • Other Fundraisers: Book bags, $5
  • Meetings: Third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November