Delridge Branch Highlights
The current Delridge Branch opened June 29, 2002. It is a new building that was developed in partnership with the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. The branch anchors the first floor of a three-story apartment building.
Serving Delridge since 1996
In 1996, the Library opened a self-service unit with a computer and a small collection in the Southwest Youth and Family Services Center. It quickly became apparent that Delridge needed more.
In 1998, voters approved the $196.4 million "Libraries for All" bond measure and The Seattle Public Library Foundation pledged to contribute privately raised money to improve the Library system. The plan included building a new Delridge Branch and construction began in May 2001.
Read where you live
The new Delridge Branch is the third branch to open under the "Libraries for All" building program.
The branch anchors the first floor of a three-story building that includes 19 apartments on the top two floors.
Native plants crafted from hand-forged steel
Artists Nick Lyle and Jean Whitesavage created the building's artwork. For inspiration, they used the nearby Longfellow Creek watershed and designed sculptures of native plants that embellish the architecture.