July 22, 2008

Muckleshoot library for everybody

It’s a Muckleshoot tribal library–but anyone can use itThe carved American Indian canoe paddle on the wall above the service desk at the new Muckleshoot Library signifies more than art.

So does the metal relief of an Indian canoe being paddled on a journey, on display in the library’s community meeting room.

This is Indian Country and Muckleshoot tribal land.

The $4 million library is also a public library, the first ever built on a reservation in King County and only the second on a reservation in the state. The other was built on the Suquamish Reservation near Kingston by the Kitsap Regional Library.

The Muckleshoot library is open to everyone, a message the facility wants to get out to surrounding communities, according to Julie Brand, a spokeswoman for the library system.

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