I have a particular fondness for new library openings.
The King County Library System always does a great job with their programming, with representatives from the City, County, State, and KCLS in attendance to celebrate with the community. Hundreds of people braved the chilly, damp weather to be among the first to enjoy their first Newcastle library.
Inside, KCLS staff were ready to help patrons with all of their questions including a kiosk for eReaders and people stationed to help with self check-in and check-out. The architect was also on hand to discuss the sustainable design including the green roof, cistern, geothermal well, and recycled materials. The etched glass design is meant to evoke human brainwaves as they learn.
“Check it out” next time you are in Newcastle!