About Renton Library

Opened: August 22, 2015


  • Designed by Miller Hull Architects
  • 19,500 square feet


  • 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

Friends of Renton Libraries

  • Friends of Renton Libraries first organized in 1965.
  • Book sales: ongoing book sale in library and annual major book sale, to be announced.
  • All donations go to programs and services at Renton Library.
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