Letters to the Editor

Enumclaw library booming a year after annexation into the county system

A year ago the citizens of Enumclaw followed the lead of 47 other King County cities, towns and communities and voted to merge our library into the King County Library System. Now we are welcomed by the same friendly staff we have always enjoyed into a completely renovated facility that shows off the increased number of computers, the expanded children’s section, the new collection of books, movies and music, the study areas and the comfortable zones to relax and enjoy a good read. Our library is available to us seven days a week.

As in the classic “Chronicles of Narnia,” walking into our local library, or any of the other 47 libraries available to us, is the way to enter the vast institution of research, learning and enjoyment that is KCLS. Over 10 million county residents walk through these doors each year and check out over 20 million books, DVDs and music CDs. They take advantage of the many resources offered by KCLS such as study support for students, computer training, group meeting rooms, children’s story hours and a summer reading program, citizenship classes and resource support for small businesses.

Our King County Library System has been recognized as one of the busiest library systems in the nation and has been honored as being the best library system in the nation. Its stated mission is to continue to keep the library system relevant to the lives of all of us who use it. As in the past, KCLS will continue to be one of the most valuable resources that our city has to off to all of its residents.

The Enumclaw Library

Advisory Board: Jim Barchek, Richard Elfers, Dick Hughes,

Bob Lee and Judy Prenevost

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