If you are reading this blog you probably know that there is going to be a special election in February that will determine the fate of the Renton Public Library. In February Renton voters will be deciding whether or not to annex to the King County Library System. The point of this blog is to give voters as many facts as possible before they make a decision that will affect the future of an integral piece of the Renton community, the Renton Public Libraries.

Some of the things that will be discussed on this blog in the next 7 weeks are:

  • How the annexation affects taxes to Renton residents
  • The issue of giving up local control of the library
  • How the annexation will affect Renton Public Library employees
  • How annexation will affect services and materials at the current Renton libraries
  • Possible alternatives to annexation
  • Reactions of other city libraries that have annexed to KCLS

That is a basic list of topics that could be potentially covered here, we will be covering whatever needs to be covered as this campaign unfolds.

At this time we are openly inviting anyone associated with KCLS or those in favor of annexation to contact us to share facts and information that they think the voters should know as well. Please feel free to leave a comment or if you wish to contact us in a more “off the record” manner feel free to use the contact form that will be featured at the end of each blog.

We hope that you will contribute to the discussion about this possible annexation because it is really the citizens of Renton as well as library patrons that will be affected the most. Please tell your friends, family, acquaintances and fellow library lovers that there are a lot of facts that need to be known before a decision can be made.

Thanks for reading and now let the facts fly.