About Tukwila Library

Opened: April 29, 2017

Overview

  • Designed by Perkins + Will
  • 10,000 square feet

History

  • 1945: KCLS and the Foster PTA open a library in what is now the Foster area of Tukwila, in a Foster Community Club room
  • 1952: Formation of the Foster Library Board
  • 1960: Library rents a house behind Foster High School
  • 1966: Foster Community Club is sold to make way for I-5; Club donates $16,000 for a new library building with a community meeting room
  • 1967: Opening of new 2,400-square-foot library
  • 1989: City of Tukwila annexes Foster
  • 1996: Opening of new 5,250-square-foot Foster Library at the corner of 42nd Avenue South and South 144th Street
  • 2017: Foster Library closes and reopens as the new 10,000-square-foot Tukwila Library

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.

Tukwila 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.

  • Scott Kruize (Resident)
  • Steve Miller (Resident)
  • Marie Parrish (Resident)
  • Geraldine Ventura (Resident)
  • Linda McLeod (Resident)

Friends of the Tukwila Library

  • Dues: Membership is free
  • Book Sales: Ongoing sale in library; Annual book sale
  • Meetings: Monthly, concurrent with Library Advisory Board meeting