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“Shush!” A New Column From The Burien Library Manager

by Marilee A. Cogswell [1]
Burien Library

Welcome to my very first column for the B-Town Blog!

Summer is always a busy time for libraries, and henceforth, Librarians, so please show some consideration of my time and energy.

In other words: “SHUSH! Please be considerate of others – people are trying to read!”

As you know, the Burien branch [2] of the King County Library is located at 14700 Sixth Avenue SW in Burien; our phone number is (206) 243-3490 and our hours are:


The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is in full swing.  We have lots programs, activities, and prizes for kids of all ages, including preschool and elementary school age kids http://www.kcls.org/srp/ [3].  The program for teens has a NEW element this summer which we hope really inspires those budding film makers out there, it’s called ‘Read.Flip.Win’.

To enter teens need to create a short video book review and post it to YouTube [4]. See http://www.kcls.org/teens/read_flip_win.cfm [5] for details and to see what you could win!

The Burien Library will be hosting a teen film shoot event on Monday July 21st.

Construction is fully underway on our joint development project at Burien Town Center; the new Burien Library will share a 3-story building with the City of Burien.  The new library will include more materials, computers, and space for children and teens.  The current library will remain open for business until construction of the new building is completed sometime in mid 2009

The Burien Library Guild [6] and the White Center Library Guild [7] are nonprofit organizations that support our local libraries. Both the Burien Library Guild and the White Center Library Guild host an ongoing “book sale” stocked with good quality used books that have been donated to the library.  Both libraries gladly accept donations of good quality used books, and all donations directly support programs and activities at your libraries.

[8]Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the catastrophe that ended the outlaws’ bloody reign [9] by Stephan Talty

Well, that’s all I’ve got time for this week, but please come back soon for more, and in the meantime…SHUSH!

Marilee A. Cogswell [1] is the Manager of the 
Burien Library [2].

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