New signs for MLT Library

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MLT Library new signage 004The Mountlake Terrace Library is sporting new signage on its front facade, and no one could be happier about it than Library Manager Chy Ross.

“The sign is a great improvement, isn’t it?” Ross beamed when asked about the highly-noticeably addition to the building.

Ross began managing the Sno-Isle branch library in August and noticed the need for better signage as soon as he arrived. “A larger, nicer sign was one of the first things I put on my facility wish list when I started work here,” he said.

The new signs are just the first of many changes over the next nine months slated for the Civic Campus, home of the city-owned library building at 232nd Street SW and 58th Avenue West. Crews will break ground directly in front of the library next month on construction of a new underground stormwater treatment facility. The work will impact the library parking lot and entrance area enough that city officials saw a need to identify the library building in a more prominent way.

“The city felt it was important to increase the visibility of the library and agreed that a larger more attractive sign on the building would help achieve that,” Ross explained.

Although construction may pose a slight obstacle for library patrons, Ross thinks the new signage will help make it easier for visitors to navigate their way to the front entrance. “Everyone was pleased that the City was able to provide this improvement,” he added.

— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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