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Open House for soon-to-be remodeled Boulevard Park Library will be Nov. 16

Open House for soon-to-be remodeled Boulevard Park Library will be Nov. 16

The King County Library System is a little closer to remodeling the Boulevard Park Library, and on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8 p.m., there will be a public open house. Information will be shared about... [Read more]

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

Man shot, seriously injured outside Boulevard Park Library Monday afternoon

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Monday (Feb. 27) at around 4:55 p.m., police responded to a report of a man shot outside the Boulevard Park Library in the 12000 block of Roseberg... [Read more]

Start to Fitness begins with programs at King County Library this Summer

Start to Fitness begins with programs at King County Library this Summer

The summer installment of the King County Library System’s Start to Fitness programs has begun.  This is a series of FREE talks and classes, encouraging folks to take steps toward a stronger,... [Read more]

King County Library Board to Consider Building New White Center Library

King County Library Board to Consider Building New White Center Library

The King County Library Planning Committee agreed today (Thursday, Nov. 15) to submit to its board of directors a proposal to build a 10,000 square foot library in White Center. The proposal by library... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

by Ralph Nichols A “very angry” Burien City Council insisted in a letter Tuesday (Nov. 29) [download PDF here] that King County Library System trustees back away from yet another attempt to close and... [Read more]

BREAKING: White Center Libraries To Be Targeted Again By KCLS Board Nov. 29

BREAKING: White Center Libraries To Be Targeted Again By KCLS Board Nov. 29

by Ralph Nichols In late June, the King County Library System Board of Trustees deferred a proposal to consolidate the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries into a new facility (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Reminds Us: ‘KCLS Was Named Library Of The Year’!

Your Empress Of Information Reminds Us: ‘KCLS Was Named Library Of The Year’!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library Did You Know? The King County Library System was named ‘Library of the Year’ for 2011 by Library Journal! We are the “best” and the “busiest”... [Read more]

BREAKING: KCLS Board Defers Action On North Burien Libraries, For Now

BREAKING: KCLS Board Defers Action On North Burien Libraries, For Now

by Ralph Nichols Proposed consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries was deferred Tuesday (June 28) pending more information about possible annexation by Burien of the North Highline... [Read more]

Petition Drive Launched To Save White Center, Boulevard Park Libraries

Petition Drive Launched To Save White Center, Boulevard Park Libraries

White Center Library Guild members, led by guild President Rachel Levine, launched a petition campaign on Tuesday, June 7, in an effort to save the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries (read our previous... [Read more]

Legislators’ Letter To KCLS Board Urges Reconsideration Of Library Closures

Legislators’ Letter To KCLS Board Urges Reconsideration Of Library Closures

On Tuesday (June 7), legislators representing the White Center area sent a letter to the King County Library System’s Board of Trustees, asking them to re-consider their proposal of closing both... [Read more]

King County Library Board To Delay Consolidation Decision To June 28

King County Library Board To Delay Consolidation Decision To June 28

Burien-area residents who want to save the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries from closure and consolidation in a new facility got a reprieve Tuesday (May 24). The King County Library Board of Trustees,... [Read more]

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott ‘Dismayed’ at Library Board

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott ‘Dismayed’ at Library Board

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter written by King County Councilmember Joe McDermott written to the Board of Trustees of the King County Library System, in response to KCLS’ apparent... [Read more]

Could Library Report Signal 1st Step Toward Merging 2 North Burien Libraries?

Could Library Report Signal 1st Step Toward Merging 2 North Burien Libraries?

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members will receive a report at tonight’s meeting (7 p.m. Feb. 7) that could have long-term implications for the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries. The... [Read more]

Burien City Council Will Face Off With King County Library Tonight

Burien City Council Will Face Off With King County Library Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members will receive a briefing at tonight’s regular meeting (7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22) on the King County Library System’s (KCLS) process for siting libraries. The... [Read more]

Residents Air Concerns Over Library's Plans For White Center & Boulevard Park Branches

Residents Air Concerns Over Library's Plans For White Center & Boulevard Park Branches

by Ralph Nichols Although Puget Sound Park no longer is under consideration as a potential site for a new King County library, White Center and Boulevard Park residents remain concerned about the future... [Read more]

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

by Ralph Nichols King County will cede previously contested Puget Sound Park to Burien when the city annexes much of the North Highline unincorporated area, county Executive Dow Constantine and Mayor... [Read more]

11th-Hour Dealing On Puget Sound Park Gives King County Bad Name

11th-Hour Dealing On Puget Sound Park Gives King County Bad Name

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members and Highline-area residents made their case on two issues of considerable local concern to trustees of the King County Library System (KCLS) at their Dec. 15th... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Letter To The KCLS Board Re:Puget Sound Park

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Letter To The KCLS Board Re:Puget Sound Park

KCLS Board of directors Greetings, Please cease any discussions with King County in regards to transferring any ownership or easement rights in Puget Sound Park prior to the annexation of the park area... [Read more]

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members had their first face-to-face discussion with a representative of the King County Executive’s office on the divisive issue of Puget Sound Park at their... [Read more]

BREAKING: Fred Jarrett Pitches County’s Plan For Puget Sound Park To Burien Council

BREAKING: Fred Jarrett Pitches County’s Plan For Puget Sound Park To Burien Council

by Ralph Nichols Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett spoke to the Burien City Council Monday night (Dec. 7th) about the Puget Sound Park issue, expressing Executive Dow Constantine’s hope that... [Read more]

Second Letter By Dow Constantine Shows Apparent Support For Preserving Puget Sound Park

Second Letter By Dow Constantine Shows Apparent Support For Preserving Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols A letter written on April 3 by then-King County Councilman Dow Constantine – this one sent to Ron Sims, who was still county executive at the time – affirms Constantine’s... [Read more]

Our Latest Advertiser: Normandy Park Senior Living!

Our Latest Advertiser: Normandy Park Senior Living!

The B-Town Blog welcomes its latest Advertiser: Normandy Park Senior Living (NPSL)! This fine Senior Living facility is located at 16625 First Ave. South (map below), right across the Burien City limits... [Read more]

"Shush!" Says Your Library Manager For The 3rd Time

"Shush!" Says Your Library Manager For The 3rd Time

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library As every faithful library fan knows, the expression “third time’s a charm” was probably first referenced in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s... [Read more]

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]