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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Lake Hills library opens Sept. 11

Rendering of the new Lake Hills LibraryTo mark the opening of the new Lake Hills Library, a ribbon-cutting celebration and open house will be Saturday, Sept. 11. Starting at 10 a.m., the event will take place at the new library at 15590 Lake Hills Blvd., just a few blocks east of the existing library. Please join community leaders, library staff, builders and residents in celebrating the landmark occasion.

The new library is located in the redeveloped Lake Hills Shopping Center. A community stakeholder group created a redevelopment proposal in 2003, calling for a new library, retail and office space and residential units to be constructed in phases.

Construction of the new $3.2 million library is part of the $172 million capital bond, approved by voters in 2004 to fund major upkeep and expansion of King County Library System (KCLS) libraries.

The library design incorporates dynamic materials and textures to create a warm and inviting environment that encourages gathering. A natural color palette is accented by vibrant furniture and fabrics. The 10,000-square-foot library features a children's area, teen area, meeting room and study areas.

Sustainable design practices were a priority during the design and building process and include energy-efficient lighting and sustainable interior finish materials. The high-angled ceiling features exposed wood beams, and much of the library is infused with natural light.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the public is invited inside to tour the new library and enjoy refreshments and a musical program.

KCLS has more details about the new library.

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