Whatever your reason for venturing through the front doors, you will always find a warm and bustling place full of smiling and helpful faces and lots and lots of really good reads. I don't want to harp on the DVD's you can also find - the librarians would love to not feel as if they were working at Hollywood Video and so often are sorely tempted to ask a movie laden goer "would you like a book with that?" In a world of Kindles and computers, let's take these days of longer nights and fall in love with a good book once again.
Mitten Tree. All the warm goodies will be donated to the Renton YWCA mothers and children. You have until December 31 to add a gift of comfort and warm another's heart.
If you are ever at a loss as to what to read for this time of the year - there is an entire table of suggestions just waiting for your eyes. Just like when I venture into independent booksellers and read the favorite book lists of the employees, I gleefully look at whatever the Renton Library staff has put out. So many books, so little time. There is always another good book right around the stacks, waiting for discovery.
This and many other reasons are why there meets monthly a group of concerned Renton citizens that do not want our public library (independent for the last hundred years) to join with KCLS (King County Library System), an issue that comes up for our vote in the near future. If you are interested in finding out what you can do - join in the meeting
Sunday, December 6th at 2pm
A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub
in Downtown Renton /201 Williams Ave.S.
To find out more information about this upcoming vote on the library, please visit the blog that has been established to flesh out the issues and provide interested parties with some answers, because up until now, however you might view this concern, there has been an extreme lack of information.