We know that KCLS is able to provide a lot of bells and whistles that Renton Library cannot, such as free printing, and tons of research databases, and a larger overall collection that’s great for filling hold requests, etc. But what Renton Library provides is a community service with familiar staff members who are able to directly address patrons’ requests and needs. With the current reciprocal borrowing agreement, King County residents, including Renton residents, can have both a Renton Library card AND a King County card. This way, they can have the best of BOTH worlds, a community library with a small-town feel, and access to the nearest KCLS branch for a larger collection of items and services. Right now, Renton citizens have CHOICES! Annexation eliminates that choice.

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