Join us as the new
Kenmore Library opens
Saturday, July 9, 9:30am!
Celebrate the next chapter for your library as the new 10,000 square foot Kenmore Library opens for the first time!
Bring your friends, family and neighbors to celebrate your new community library.
Saturday, July 9, 9:30am
6531 NE 181st Street
Questions, call 425.369.3275
Kenmore Library Groundbreaking Draws a Crowd!
More than 150 people gathered at the site of the new Kenmore Library to celebrate the start of construction on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 8, 2010. As community members took seats, the Brass Ensemble from the Romanian Pentecostal Church entertained the crowd.
KCLS Director Bill Ptacek facilitated the program and several dignitaries addressed the crowd, including Deputy Mayor Milton Curtis, King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, KCLS Board Member Jessica Bonebright and City Councilmember Laurie Sperry.
“This has been a long time coming,” Ptacek said. “We are here to celebrate today.”
“This library represents an opportunity for the kids of Kenmore to advance,” Curtis said. “Libraries represent a place where big dreams can come to pass.”
When it came time for the ceremonial digging, children with small shovels and hard hats joined dignitaries with gold shovels and dug into a mound of earth. The crowd enjoyed refreshments provided by the Kenmore Library Association. Library construction-themed coloring books were handed out and Lolo the Clown made colorful balloon animals for children.