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King County Library System-Shoreline Branch
345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
The King County Library System's Shoreline branch is the largest in its cluster, which includes Lake Forest Park andMore Richmond Beach. The spacious and well-lit 20,000-square-foot building opened in September 1993 and houses about 180,000 items. It's easy to find, as it is located right off the 175th Street exit in Shoreline. Many events are hosted at the library, including story times in three languages, book clubs, citizen workshops, video game sessions, computer classes and business workshops. During tax season, forms are provided and free tax help from the American Association of Retired Persons is available. Its meeting rooms are open to nonprofit groups. Shoreline's original library opened near its current home in 1944.
King County Library System-Richmond Beach Branch
19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
The Richmond Beach Library, located off Richmond Beach Road on 21st Ave. N.W.,  has been in its current home sinceMore 2001, but its roots in the community go back to 1899. Managing librarian Anina Coder Sill grew up in Richmond Beach and has many stories to tell about the area. She has worked at the library for 36 years. The library is "busier than ever and appreciated by the community and vice versa," she said. The children's area features a life-size, 32-foot fabric octopus made by local artists Lynn Ahnen-Turblom, Susan Williams and Ann Blanch. A watercolor ocean scene is also painted on one of the walls.
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