Opened: September 23, 1991
- Designed by Henry Klein Partnership/Miller Hayashi (remodel)
- 22,600 square feet
Special Collections & Equipment
- Microfiche Reader/Printer, Microfilm collection which includes Historical Kent Newspapers, Seattle PI, and Seattle Times.
- 1920: Kent Public Library opens at the Red Cross Community Center
- 1922: Library moves into City Hall at Second and Grove
- 1926: Kent hires its first salaried librarian, Anna Fischer
- 1959: City contracts with KCLS for library staff and materials
- 1973: 15,000-square-foot library co-owned by the City and KCLS opens at Fourth and Titus
- 1991: Opening of new, 22,500-square-foot regional library
- 1993: KCLS annexation
- 2009: Completion of remodeling project
Friends of the Kent Library
We strive to promote usage of the library and sponsor programs for children, teens, and adults.
New members are welcome. "Be a Friend' cards can be found on the library sales shelf. Fill one out and leave it at the checkout counter, or attend a meeting and fill out a card there.
- Book Sales: Ongoing sales in the library of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, VHS video tapes, and audio cassette tapes; Big Annual Book Sale in September.
- Meetings: Second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 1 pm.