Your Empress of Information Says ‘Giant Book Covers Will Be Going Up Soon!’

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

“Books – bright windows in this life of ours, lit by the shining souls of men”

H.G. Wells from ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’

The King County Library System (KCLS) is a 46-branch public library system headquartered in Issaquah, WA.

The King County Library System and the King County Library Foundation have developed a multi-year campaign called Take Time to READ.  One of the most visible and notable components of the campaign is the Book Cover Poster Project. Large (4’x6’) book cover posters, printed on a weather-resistant material are placed on the exterior of buildings or windows, in pedestrian-friendly areas. Last year (2011) nine cities participated in the program including Burien, in 2012 more communities will be participating and once again many local Burien businesses will have a Book Cover Poster.

Watch for these giant posters to go up at the Burien, White Center and Boulevard Park Libraries as well as numerous local businesses around Burien – kick off will be in mid-June.  Participating businesses and the libraries will have  free walking tour brochures available for pick up.




  • Dream Big READ Summer Reading Program (SRP) is well underway! Sign up online or in the library, track your reading and WIN PRIZES!! For elementary school age children
  • Master Gardener Clinics
    Saturdays beginning at 10am
    Wednesdays beginning at 5pm
    Burien Library Lobby
  • Wild Strawberry Festival @ Burien Library
    Saturday June 16th beginning @ 3pm- 3:45pm  Alex Zerbe- Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic will perform in the lobby
    4:15-5:15 Alex will continue his performance on the festival grounds in Town Square.
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild
  • We will also offer a special ‘Strawberries & Sunshine’ story time!
    Saturday June 16th 12:30pm
    Story time room inside the Burien Library
    For children with an adult
  • eReader Demonstrations
    Saturday & Sunday June 16th and 17th
    Burien Library Lobby
    Learn how to download KCLS eBooks

“Gem Trails of Washington” by Garrett Romaine

“Treasure Hunter’s Gem & Mineral Guides to the USA, Vol 1 Northwest State, where & how to dig, pan, and mine your own gems & minerals” by Kathy J. Rygle & Stephen F. Pedersen

Looking for a fun (and different!) adventure this summer?

Check out one of these books for tips on where to go and what to look for right here in your own backyard.

Who knows you may just find mineral or crystal treasure out there!

Happy Hunting!

Until next time…see you in the stacks!

– Marilee A. Cogswell

Marilee A. Cogswell is the Manager of the Burien Library.

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