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Newcastle Library to Hold Grand Opening Dec. 8

King County Library System will celebrate the opening of the first Newcastle Library, at 12901 Newcastle Way at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8.

King County Library System will celebrate the opening of the first Newcastle Library, at 12901 Newcastle Way at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8.

The Newcastle Library will have 11,000 square feet of space for books, computers and events, and several features of green construction, including a landscaped roof and radiant heated floors. 

The King County Library System provided the following information about the project:

To mark the grand opening of the first Newcastle Library, a ribbon-cutting celebration and open house will be held Saturday, December 8, 9:30am at the site of the new library, 12901 Newcastle Way. Please join community leaders, library staff and residents in celebrating the landmark occasion. 

The 11,000 square foot library was built as part of the $172 million library capital bond, approved by voters in 2004 to fund major upkeep and expansion of KCLS libraries. The $11.9 million library will include books, materials, computers, space for children and teens, a community meeting room and access to a growing number of eBooks. The library was designed with several green features, including a green roof to reduce storm water runoff and radiant heated floors, which distribute heat from the ground up to maintain a consistent temperature and conserve energy. 

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the public is invited inside to tour the new library and enjoy refreshments and music by the Pernassus Project, a group of musicians who present classical chamber music in non-traditional settings.

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