About Maple Valley Library

Opened: December 22, 2000


  • Designed by Johnston Architects in association with James Cutler Architects
  • 10,000 square feet


  • 1947: First Maple Valley Library opens 1947 in Cedar Grange Hall with 881 books.
  • 2000: Opening of 10,000-square-foot library at SE 248th Street

The Current Maple Valley library has won the following awards:


  • American Institute of Architects National Honor Award, 2001
  • American Institute of Architects Honor Award, Seattle Chapter, 2001
  • The Wood Design Awards, 2001
  • Award of Excellence Building with Trees Awards, 2003 National Arbor Day Foundation;


  • American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in design, 2002

Maple Valley 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.
The Maple Valley Advisory Board meets on the first Thursday of every other month (February, April, etc.) at 7:00pm.


  • Paul Hutton (expires 2020)
  • Ken Kinnear (expires 2020)
  • Viki Kychakoff (expires 2020)
  • Max Harned (expires 2021)
  • Michael Pearce (expires 2021)
  • Alison Barlow (Youth-at-Large 2019)

Questions? Contact City Clerk Shaunna Lee-Rice. Call (425) 413-8800. Or email shaunna.leerice@maplevalleywa.gov.

Maple Valley Library Guild

  • Dues: $10
  • Book Sales: Semi-annual book sales; Ongoing sale in library
  • Meetings: First Wednesday of each month, 6 pm