New White Center Library’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, May 21


The new White Center Library will be celebrating its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 21, starting at 9:30 a.m.

King County Library’s shiniest newest branch is located at 1409 SW 107th Street in White Center (map below).

Designed by NBBJ, the contractor was CDK Construction.

Here are renderings of the new building:

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As we previously reported, the newly-constructed 10,000 square foot facility will have “more materials, computers, wireless access, and space for children and teens,” according to KCLS.

Ground was first broke on March 19, 2015:


The new White Center Library is located at 1409 SW 107th Street.


Click to see panorama of the new site from the day ground was broken.


Robin McClelland, President of the KCLS Board of Trustees.


June McKivor, President of the White Center Library Guild.


Nicholas A. McDaniel, Senior Associate/Architect from NBBJ.


Laurie Bohm spoke in stead of Sili Savusa of the White Center Community Development Association.


King County Councilmember Joe McDermott.


McDermott, Bohm, McKivor, Gary Wasdin (Director KCLS), McClelland and McDaniel all did the ceremonial shoveling.

A second – and much cuter – groundbreaking ceremony was held, which The White Center Blog captured on video also:


One Response to “New White Center Library’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, May 21”
  1. Mark Ufkes says:

    Rachel Levine almost singlehandedly saved the White Center library. There should be a plaque installed there acknowledging this reality. She and her library guild have done a great thing for White Center.

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