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Foster Library

4060 South 144th Street
Tukwila, 98168

Open Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 10am-9pm
  • 10am-6pm
  • 10am-5pm
  • 11am-5pm
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About the Foster Library

Opened: February 25, 1995

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  • 1 Meeting Room
  • Designed by Reed, Reimy, Johnson, Willows


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

1995: Opening of new 5,250-square-foot Foster Library at the corner of 42nd Avenue South and South 144th Street

Temporary Closures

A number of KCLS libraries will be closed for staff trainings on select mornings throughout the Spring.

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Holiday Closures

  • Reserve a Meeting Room
  • Reserve a Computer

Last Updated: 01/17/14