To mark the grand opening of the new Duvall Library, a ribbon-cutting celebration and open house will be held Saturday, August 25, 9:30 a.m. at the site of the new library, 15508 Main Street NE, located a short distance from the former library.
The public is invited to join community leaders, library staff and residents in celebrating the landmark occasion. To pass the last few books to the new library, a Book Brigade will start at the old Duvall Library at 8:45 a.m., sponsored by the Duvall Friends of the Library.
The new 8,000 square-foot library is more than three times larger than the previous building. Construction has been underway since July 2011 and is part of the $172 million capital bond, approved by voters in 2004 to fund major upkeep and expansion of KCLS libraries.
The new library was built across the street from the former library, still in the heart of historic downtown Duvall. The library features an expanded children’s area, teen zone, private study room and community meeting room as well as expanded collections and access to a growing number of eBooks.
A sculpture from local artist John Grade is on display, created from wood and resin.
The library was designed to meet LEED Silver standards and is anticipated to gain official certification. A ground source heat pump, coupled with energy efficient interior lighting, will reduce the building’s electrical usage.
Recycled, salvaged and low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) materials minimize the environmental footprint and a green roof reduces storm water runoff and helps keep the building cool in the summer.
Open hours have been expanded to the following: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday closed.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the public is invited inside to tour the new library and enjoy refreshments and a musical program by children’s performer Eric Herman.