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King County Library Board to Consider Building New White Center Library

King County Library Board to Consider Building New White Center Library

The King County Library Planning Committee agreed today (Thursday, Nov. 15) to submit to its board of directors a proposal to build a 10,000 square foot library in White Center. The proposal by library... [Read more]

UPDATE: Plan To Consolidate North Burien Libraries Put On Hold – For Now

UPDATE: Plan To Consolidate North Burien Libraries Put On Hold – For Now

by Ralph Nichols The King County Library System Board of Trustees voted 4-0 Tuesday night (Nov. 29) to put on temporary hold administration plans to close and consolidate the White Center and Boulevard... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

by Ralph Nichols A “very angry” Burien City Council insisted in a letter Tuesday (Nov. 29) [download PDF here] that King County Library System trustees back away from yet another attempt to close and... [Read more]

Burien City Council Expected To Oppose Latest Move To Consolidate Two Libraries

Burien City Council Expected To Oppose Latest Move To Consolidate Two Libraries

King County Library System Director Bill Ptacek wants to close both the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries and build a new one. by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members are expected to ask King... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: More Details From KCLS Board Meeting On N. Highline Libraries

FOLLOWUP: More Details From KCLS Board Meeting On N. Highline Libraries

by Ralph Nichols Proposed consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries was deferred Tuesday (June 28) pending more information about a possible annexation by Burien of the North Highline... [Read more]

BREAKING: KCLS Board Defers Action On North Burien Libraries, For Now

BREAKING: KCLS Board Defers Action On North Burien Libraries, For Now

by Ralph Nichols Proposed consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries was deferred Tuesday (June 28) pending more information about possible annexation by Burien of the North Highline... [Read more]

Future Of Libraries Again Before KCLS; Delay Requested Until Annexation Decided

Future Of Libraries Again Before KCLS; Delay Requested Until Annexation Decided

by Ralph Nichols Burien-area residents who hope to save the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries from closure and consolidation in a new facility got a reprieve on May 24. But Tuesday evening (June... [Read more]

Future Of North Burien Libraries Could Be Decided In North Bend Today

Future Of North Burien Libraries Could Be Decided In North Bend Today

by Ralph Nichols This afternoon (May 24) at 5 p.m. in North Bend – about as far away from Burien as possible in King County – the fate of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries may be decided. The... [Read more]

LETTER: Wake Up, Residents – KCLS Is About To ‘Consolidate’ W.C. Libraries

LETTER: Wake Up, Residents – KCLS Is About To ‘Consolidate’ W.C. Libraries

Here’s the King County Library Staff Recommendation regarding libraries in White Center: Whether North Highline will be annexed will not be known until 2012 at the earliest. The City of Burien plans... [Read more]

Burien City Council Will Face Off With King County Library Tonight

Burien City Council Will Face Off With King County Library Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members will receive a briefing at tonight’s regular meeting (7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22) on the King County Library System’s (KCLS) process for siting libraries. The... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Says "Look To Your Library"

Your Empress Of Information Says "Look To Your Library"

by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, 
Burien Library

As everyone has shown time and time again, we’re a strong community here in Burien, whether we’re using our beloved library or whacking invasive weeds in a local park or helping neighbors in need, and the month of May will show everyone just how strong we are with this upcoming, helpful, community-oriented event:

‘Look to Your Library’ job-hunting help from May 1st – May 8th at ALL KCLS Libraries!

Area Libraries Will Be Closed Monday Morning

Area Libraries Will Be Closed Monday Morning

Our “Empress of Information” Marilee Cogswell, the Manager of the Burien Library, sends us this reminder that all area library branches will be closed for staff training this coming Monday... [Read more]