Fairwood Library fully reopens after vandalism and theft

King County Library System says the library will resume normal hours on Nov. 5.

The Fairwood Library will fully reopen on Nov. 5 after being closed and having modified hours for months due to vandalism and theft.

According to the King County Library System (KCLS), the Fairwood Library was closed on June 26, after portions of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system were stolen and damaged. On July 15, the library was partially reopened for modified services while the HVAC system was being repaired.

KCLS said that during that time, patrons could access the large meeting room to pick up holds, use Wi-Fi, and check out surprise bags of books. The library also offered outdoor programming and more books, music and movies through our Library2Go van, since the rest of the building was closed from browsing. Library2Go vans are bookmobiles that bring library materials to the community.

The rest of the library remained closed until Nov. 5.

Starting on Sunday, Nov. 5, open hours will expand and return to their normal schedule:

• Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Tuesday: Noon to 8 p.m.

• Wednesday: Noon to 8 p.m.

• Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.