HISTORY

Board President Dee Carrel selling books at our annual sale in September 2016.

The Friends of Sammamish Library predate the library itself. The group formed in 1995, just one year after the King County Library System began offering limited library services in a storefront location at the Sammamish Highlands. The following Sammamish residents were instrumental in getting the first Friends group off the ground:

Sandy Livingston
Marlene Dunham
Deb Morgan
Carol Hogan
Dee Carrel

Dee still serves as our board president.

More importantly, this group advocated for a real library in our community. Their dream came true in 1998 with the construction and opening of Sammamish’s first library, housed in what is now the Boys and Girls Club on the corner of NE 8th and 228th Ave NE. The library grew rapidly over the next decade as the Sammamish population grew. So many patrons used the library, it soon became apparent the community needed to build bigger. In 2010, the new 19,500-square foot Sammamish Library opened in its new location.

Visit HistoryLink.org for a more detailed history on the Sammamish Library.