Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jaime’s KCLS Jaunt #47: Kenmore

Go North!Weekday jaunts have been fairly rare along my journey, so it was nice to have a chance to spend a leisurely Monday afternoon visiting the Kenmore branch. My mission on trip number 26 was to check out a few more books from the Modern Library’s Top 100 Books of the 20th Century.


Kenmore Building in Background

While currently one of the smaller branches with just a few thousand square feet, Kenmore is anxiously awaiting the completion of their new library in the spring/summer of 2011.  (Check out the construction webcam here.) Located just a few blocks from the present site, the new library will be quadruple its current size! 


Somewhere Out There, Great Blue Heron NestsMost of the seats available were taken by patrons as I perused the shelves and the tiny parking lot was. . .busy, to say the least.  The library is also located next to wetlands with Great Blue Heron nests. In 2005, KCLS formed a unique partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to install a webcam on the nests and host a screen for viewing the birds inside the library.  The webcam is offline for the season, but hopefully they’ll be back in the new library!

With mission accomplished - 2 books found from my list - I headed out to cruise by the new site on my way back home.


Library Map

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