Libraries are great places to fight holiday boredom
The King County Library System's collection and new Internet access have area residents flocking to their nearest branch for web browsing, tapes and CDs, movies, magazines and newspapers, and, of course, a never-ending collection of books.
The library will be closed Christmas Eve and Day (Dec. 24 and 25), will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31, and is closed Jan. 1.
18215 98th Avenue NE, Bothell; 486-7811
- Has 32 PCs, four for Internet Explorer, two terminals with MS-Office Pro, two terminals with the Seattle Community Network
- Collections, magazines, community information.
- Wash. Information Network (WIN) kiosk for state and local government information and lost property searches.
- Mon.-Thurs. 10-9, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 1-9.
15619 Main Street NE, Duvall; 788-1173
- One Internet terminal.
- Closed Mondays, open Tuesday 11-5, Wed.-Thurs. 1-8:30, Friday 11-5, Saturday 11-5, closed Sundays.
12315 NE 143rd, Kirkland; 821-7686
- PCs w/Internet Explorer, three with access to Gateway.
- Mon.-Thurs. 11-9, Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.
17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville; 788-0733
The Woodinville Library Web page, at http://rain.kcls.lib.wa.us/webpages/wood/wood.html, offers links to local community pages, the Woodinville Weekly, and other references and popular information, plus some kid and teen sites.
- Has 28 PCs, eight with Internet Explorer, 20 with Microsoft Office.
- Expanded full-test magazine databases.
- Phone service (Pro CD Phone).
- Full-text National Newspaper Index, Health Index, and books in print.
- Doubled the number of terminals available to the public and offers a number of computer classes.
- Mon.-Thurs. 10-9, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5.
"It was an interesting [development] process," said Don Julien, managing librarian at Woodinville. "The staff put in some time on it, and it took some time for review. Now that it's posted, we can begin to edit it and improve it."
The King County Library System also offers a dial-up service at 382-2116.