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Community Liaison Contact: Carol Van Baalen
Kent Opening Day
Kent Library reopened on Saturday, March 6, after a six-month closure. Library patrons have responded positively to the changes in the building. The renovation added AMH (automatic self-checkin), new staff work areas and two new and enlarged meeting rooms. The lobby and the public restrooms were also relocated, providing staff with better visual supervision of these areas. In addition, much of the interior was repainted, new end panels and Self-Checkout Stations were installed and a new Friends Book Sale area was created.
Turtle Island Puget Sound Update from Des Moines
Artist Mark Twain Stevenson at Des Moines Library on March 14, points out features on the map on the turtle’s back. Stevenson presented a program about the process involved in “Turtle Island Puget Sound” from idea to reality.
A plaque listing the major donors for the sculpture will soon be up in the library lobby. Those donors are: Michael & Joan Allen, Bruce & Nadine Byers, Des Moines Arts Commission, Des Moines Rotary Foundation, Friends of the Des Moines Library, Furney’s Nursery, King County, Robert & Esther Rickelton, Jeanne Serrill, Ken & Shannon Smith, Heather Ueckert, Wend-McMichael Family, Simon Yang. With gratitude as well for the many other contributions, large and small, from Des Moines businesses, residents, and schoolchildren.
Thank you to the Friends of the Des Moines Library for funding the donor plaque.
The Des Moines – Woodmont Library Advisory Board recently welcomed two new members: Melissa Ponder and Robin Lamoureux. Melissa is a freelance photographer who lives in Des Moines; Robin is principal at Parkside Elementary. They take the places of two members whose terms have ended: Barbara McMichael and Dana Ketcham. A sincere thank you to both Barbara and Dana, for the time and energy they have given to our libraries.
Upcoming Meetings: The Friends of the Woodmont Library will meet this Thursday, April 8, at 6:00pm in the Woodmont Library meeting room.
Upcoming Dates Events and Projects
The next Planning Committee Meeting takes place on Thursday, April 15, 12pm at Burien Library.
The next Finance Committee Meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 27, 4pm at the Mercer Island Library.
The next KCLS Board of Trustees Meeting takes place on, Tuesday, April 27, 5pm at the Mercer Island Library.