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.
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!
Most 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.