The Newport Way Library reopened in April 2011 after months of renovation. The library is a part of the King County…More Libarary system. As part of the system, patrons have access to more than 3 million items throughout the county-wide King County Library System.
The library, originally built in the 1970s, has been expanded to 8,700 square feet.
The expanded library includes a new bright windowed reading porch, a cushioned window seat and new furniture in the children's area, and an enlarged public meeting area with a cyber bar for laptop users. The front door was moved and the entry covered, and the library now has a new cedar shake roof.
In additional to the cosmetic upgrades, the library now has a well-insulated roof and walls, double-paned windows, and energy efficient light fixtures. More than 6,000 new books, magazines, movies, and CDs have been added, along with a self-check-in kiosk to ease material handling.
The $2.5 million update was made possible through a $172 million library capital bond approved by voters.
Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA98056 Newcastle Library is a public lending library in the King County Library System. The library offers an extensive…More collection of books, magazines, music, movies, databases, downloads, audiobooks and more. It offers computers, internet and free wifi as well as meeting rooms and research and work resources. The library has a dedicated children's section, and regularly hosts events like story time, study hall and book club meetings.
The Bellevue library is located on the corner of Northeast 11th Street and 11oth Avenue Northeast in downtown and is…More the largest library in the King County Library System. The Bellevue Library holds 325,000 volumes on site, including print and electronic items, and patrons have access to more than 3 million items throughout the county-wide King County Library System.
Library programs have included literacy classes, computer classes, fun teen literacy challenges and children's story times in different languages.
Several local groups have made the library a regular local meeting place. The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) meets entrepreneurs and small business owners at the library for workshops and counseling. The Eastside Genealogical Society also holds its materials in the library and holds workshops and meetings for people interested in researching their family histories.
The library also has seven private study rooms for groups of up to three people and meeting rooms for groups between four and 190 people. The study rooms are frequently busy. The library website has detailed information on how to reserve a room.
The Bellevue Friends of the Library runs the Corner Bookshop in the library lobby, which raises money for library programs and services.
Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA98007 Lake Hills Library, part of the King County Library System, relocated in fall of 2010 to this location in the Lake Hills…More Village shopping plaza. The renovation of the library also tied in with the renovation of the shopping area, which will include new office spaces and new retail spaces. The library includes meeting space, a bank of computers, study rooms and a children's area. The library has a world languages collection. Some covered parking is available for library patrons. Library programs includ Spanish literacy programs, English conversation groups, SAT prep courses and other teen programs for education and fun, book clubs and various workshops and organizational meetings.