KCLS prepares for Newcastle Library groundbreaking ceremony
September 22, 2010
By Tim Pfarr
NEW — 11:55 a.m. Sept. 22, 2010
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Newcastle Library will be at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 20 at the corner of 129th Avenue Southeast and Newcastle Way.
Those who attend will be treated to free food and drinks, and most likely music from a local band, said Julie Brand, King County Library System community relations and marketing director.
“We make it as much as a celebration as we possibly can,” she said.
KCLS will provide about 25 “gold shovels” for those who wish to help with the ceremonial digging, and it will provide small shovels and hard hats for children who want to get their hands dirty and help.
Brand said the ceremony would take about 30-45 minutes, and KCLS will also use the event to recruit for the Newcastle chapter of Friends of the Library. The Newcastle chapter will help raise money for the Newcastle Library as well as spearhead programs and events.
KCLS will also mail notices to residents with information about how to join the Newcastle chapter of Friends of the Library.
“It definitely marks a milestone,” Brand said about the groundbreaking. “People can look forward to having their library.”