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Empress Of Information Says: New Library Opens Saturday!

by Marilee A. Cogswell [1]
Manager, 
Burien Library [2]

The Grand Opening of the beautiful new Burien Library will be this Saturday, June 13th beginning at 10am!

The Library (along with the new Town Square) will open its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony, programs throughout the day, food, giveaways, story times, building tours, and lots more! The new library also features an automated materials handling machine that will check your items in, give you a receipt, and sort the item for shelving.  Check out www.kcls.org/bond/groundbreakings.cfm [3] for all the details.  Our new address is 400 SW 152nd Street.

If you have books you need to return before this Friday, June 12th, please drop them off at one of our sister libraries:

We Thank You for your patience during this transition period!!

COMING UP:
“Be Creative @ Your Library” is this year’s Summer Reading Program theme.  The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Monday, June 15th.  Our children’s librarians are busy right now making school visits and preparing programs.  See www.kcls.org/srp [7] for complete details.

BOOK REVIEW:
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague [8] by Geraldine Brooks [9]:

Based on the true story of Eyam, the “Plague Village”, located in the rugged mountains of England in 1666.  As a young widow with small children, Anna Firth, finds herself intensely involved in caring for the sick and dying residents of her small mountain village.  The townsfolk make the decision to quarantine the village in hopes of stopping the plague from spreading.  As the disease ravages the village fearful villagers react with fear and jealousy as Anna and the town’s minister try to keep the town from falling into complete chaos.

This is a riveting novel that really brings to life the ethical and emotional impact dealing with the plague must bring.

Highly recommended!

See you in the brand new stacks this weekend!

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

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