The King County Library System has nearly completed the 4,500 foot expansion of the Kirkland branch. This renovation project increases the library size by nearly 30% and accommodates new conference/meeting rooms, study rooms, materials, and computers. Additional space for children and teens as well as wireless access were also included in the project.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be presented on Saturday, December 5th at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. Once the doors are open, the public has their full-service Kirkland library again after nearly a year of closure. (Note: The temporary location in Parkplace Books will close on 5 p.m. Thursday, December 3rd.)
The Kirkland library expansion is part of KCLS’ Capital Improvement Plan – funded by the voter-approved capital bond in September 2004. This bond also funded the Redmond branch’s refresh in December 2008-January 2009.
For those Kirkland patrons that temporarily used the Redmond branch’s amenities – we hope you enjoyed your time in Redmond and congratulate you on your expanded library site!