Initiative or Levy
- Endorsement Requester: Citizens for Sumner Library
- Contact Phone: 253-370-8848
Would you be willing to speak to members of the 31st Legislative District Democrats about this initiative?
Initiative or Levy Information
Creating a Library Capital Facility Area and Issuing Bonds of $15 Million to Construct a New Sumner Library Building
A yes vote would result in an up to 20,000 square foot new library centrally located in Sumner.
The existing library is literally falling apart and needs to be replaced. It’s also too small to serve the current and future needs and is poorly located adjacent to an extremely busy arterial serving the Manufacturing and Industrial Center. The new library would: carve out individual spaces for toddlers to gain literacy skills, for children and families to read and learn, a zone for teens to study and collaborate, places for jobseekers and entrepreneurs to hone their skills and areas for people of all ages to connect. It would also offer books and movies to check out, computers and technology, and meeting spaces and study areas, as well as other services based upon the community’s needs. It would function as a multi-generational center for learning, enjoyment and community.