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Doors open for new-look Enumclaw Library | Slideshow

By DENNIS BOX
Enumclaw Courier Herald Editor
December 3, 2012 · 6:55 PM
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Michelle Wong, 5, listens to a book her aunt, Christine Huynh, reads during the Enumclaw Library open house event Saturday. / Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald

The Enumclaw library opened its doors Saturday afternoon to a large gathering, showcasing the renovations made since the King County Library System took over operations.

Folks of all ages attended to get a look at the updated interior and services.

There were speakers, entertainers and, of course, plenty of cookies.

Nancy Stewart sang and played guitar for the kids and the Gateway Concert Band performed.

According to information sent by KCLS, “More than 7,000 Enumclaw residents now have KCLS library cards, nearly 13,000 have been to the library, and they’ve checked out nearly 35,000 items from so far.”

Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds said in an email, “The library has come alive and is just buzzing with a new energy. It is very apparent that more and more people are becoming re-engaged and excited about the new structure that KCLS has brought to the community library.”

Library Advisory Board President Richard Elfers spoke at the event and noted the improvements and increased hours. In a release Elfers said, “I’m delighted the Enumclaw library is now in the hands of the best library system in the nation, KCLS.”

KCLS said the library’s historical collection will stay on-site, while other collections have been expanded.

Weekly hours of operation have increased from 36 hours to 63 hours since KCLS took over operation. Programs have been added including Study Zone, a free homework helper program, and Fiestas, which offers early literacy activities for Spanish-speaking residents.

Enumclaw Library

1700 1st St.

360-825-2045

 

Open Hours:

Monday-Thursday10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday  10 a.m.-.5 p.m.

Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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