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Mercer Island Library

In July 2014, the City Council created the Mercer Island Library Board to provide the residents of Mercer Island with a means to provide input and recommendations to the King County Library System ("KCLS") on how to change the operations, services and facilities of the Mercer Island Library so that it better meets the changing needs of the residents of Mercer Island.
There are of nine members of the MI Library Board who are appointed by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor subject to the confirmation of the City Council (see listing below).  One Councilmember serves as a liaison to the MI Library Board.
The MI Library Board makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees of the King County Library System, and local library officials for consideration and decisions. The MI Library Board has sunset date of December 31, 2016.
Click here to view the Mercer Island Library webpage on the King County Library System’s website.


Get Involved

The MI Library Board meets the fourth Monday of every month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, & Nov) at the Mercer Island Library (4400 88th Ave SE).  The meetings are open to the public.
Click here to view upcoming agendas and minutes of past meetings. 


What's Happening Now

Resolution No. 1519 & MI Library Board Charter - On September 19, 2016, the Mercer Island City Council unanimously approved extending the Mercer Island Library Board charter to December 31, 2018.

8.22.2016 Presentation - A presentation from KCLS Selection and Order Department Manager Nancy Henkel regarding the Mercer Island Library System Materials Selection Criteria.

4.25.2016 - Mercer Island Library Statistics and Info: 1.25.2016 Presentation - A presentation from KCLS Project Manager Jennifer Wiseman regarding Library Advisory Boards roles, responsibilities and best practices.

11.02.2015 KCLS Memo - A memo from KCLS Director Gary Wasdin responding to renovation suggestions from the Library Board.

These documents were presented by KCLS at the 10/26/15 MILB Meeting: Updated Floor Plan (9/23/15)

Renovation Scope and Plans - View the scope and drawings of the current and proposed floor plans for the library renovation as presented by The Miller Hull Partnership on August 24, 2015.

Goal Setting - In June 2015, KCLS and the MI Library Board worked on developing a set of goals for moving forward with the remodel project. 

  • Click here to view MI Library Board's proposal goals
  • Click here to view KCLS's proposed goals
  • Click here to view an excerpt from the July 27 MI Library Board Meeting minutes regarding goal setting

2015 MI Library Survey Results – In Spring 2015, a survey was conducted to ask MI Library users about what services or resources they use most often, and what services and resources are most important to them.
11.19.2014 KCLS Resolution - A resolution of the KCLS Board of Trustees to put the Mercer Island Library Remodel Project on hold until a new Director is in place and to re-engage with the community on the remodel plans.
11.02.2014 City Council Letter - A letter from the Mercer Island City Council to the KCLS Board of Trustees requesting that the Mercer Island Library Remodel Project be put on hold.
KCLS - MI Library Remodel Project Webpage - Current information about the Mercer Island Library Remodel Project from the King County Library System website
Resolution No. 1486 & MI Library Board Charter - On July 7, 2014, the Mercer Island City Council unanimously approved the creating the Mercer Island Library Board and adopting a charter. 

Staff Contact and Questions:
Diane Mortenson
Recreation Superintendent
Parks & Recreation Department
2040 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040-3732

4th Monday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, & Nov at 6:00 pm at the Mercer Island Library

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Term Begin
Term End
Sara Berkenwald   Board Member   01/17/2017   12/31/2018  
Debbie Bertlin   City Council Liaison   01/01/2018   12/31/2018  
Sandi Lindstrom   Board Member   07/07/2014   12/31/2018  
Tim Ong   Board Member   09/19/2016   12/31/2018  
Lori Robinson   Board Member   07/07/2014   12/31/2018  
Richard Winslow   Board Member   06/06/2016   12/31/2018  
Mary Kay Woolston   Chair   07/07/2014   12/31/2018  

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