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New Federal Way 320th Library will re-open Sept. 28
Mirror staff reports:
After more than a year of construction, the new Federal Way 320th Library is almost ready to re-open.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the same site as the previous library, 848 S. 320th St. The celebration will include refreshments, traditional Latin American music by Los Flacos, and a magic show in the afternoon by Jeff Evans.
Construction began last summer and expanded the facility to 15,000 square feet. The new facility includes a multipurpose meeting room, study rooms, additional seating and more parking. There are books, materials, computers, space for children and teens, and access to e-books.
The construction crew is finishing the landscaping along with the installation of shelving and lights, according to a King County Library System spokesperson. The collection materials have also been delivered to the site.
The 320th Library first opened in 1970 and measured about 11,000 square feet. At a cost of about $5 million, the new construction was funded through a bond measure approved by voters in 2004. The $172 million capital bond included an $8.1 million expansion and renovation of the Federal Way Regional Library, which reopened in June 2010 at 34500 1st Ave. S.
For more information on the library, visit www.kcls.org/bond/320th or call (253) 839-0257.