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Fall City gets new library

With the peaked roof of the new Fall City Library towering above her, King County Senior Managing Librarian Michele Drovdahl takes in the view from the entrance. The library, opening Saturday, May 3, has a more prominent spot in the community, she said. - Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record
With the peaked roof of the new Fall City Library towering above her, King County Senior Managing Librarian Michele Drovdahl takes in the view from the entrance. The library, opening Saturday, May 3, has a more prominent spot in the community, she said.
— image credit: Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record

A bigger, brighter, roomier Fall City Library will open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, with a ribbon cutting, live music, children’s events and an open house.

“It’s finally happening,” said Senior Managing Librarian Michele Drovdahl.

Built on the site of the old library at 33415 S.E. 42nd Place in downtown Fall City, the new library boasts more than 2,000 additional square feet with more space for studying and reading and a community meeting room. The library also will be open six days a week, rather than five, allowing residents to visit Monday through Saturday.

The new $2.7 million library was built as part of the $172 million library capital bond, approved by voters four years ago to fund major improvement projects at King County libraries during the next decade. Since it’s built as one of five new libraries, including

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