The King County Library System operates the Sammamish Library, which is located on city property in the…More 30-acre Sammamish Commons. In January 2010, the Sammamish Library opened its doors at this location with 15,000 new books, CDs, movies, magazines and other materials. The branch has more than 100,000 library materials and residents are known for attending its events and using services. The library, a parternship between the city and county, offers visitors 19,500 square feet of space, including meetings rooms and an open study area with tables. The total space is nearly twice the size of the old library building, which opened in 1998 and was located one mile away.</p>
<p>The library offers story times for kids, including sessions in Spanish and Hindi, a teen writing group, classes for people learning English and a book club for adults. The library also has computer classes.</p>
<p>There is a children's section, a larger meeting room and the main study area which has a fireplace, tables, cushioned chairs and views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Friends of Sammamish Library, a community group, supports programs for young people and adults by selling used books and holding fundraisers. </p>
Lower Sammamish Commons Park 550 222nd Pl SE, Sammamish, WA98074 Lower Sammamish Commons Park, behind the library and City Hall, features a playground, water spray play area and lots of…More open space. The park also features a circular path around the park popular with joggers, walkers and other exercisers. There is also a large covered picnic area. The park offers no indoor restroom facilities.
Sammamish Commons is city-owned property and the site of City Hall and the Sammamish Library. It also is home to…More trails and a play area, near the parking lots.</p>
<p>The area includes a skate park, complete with ramps to do flips, a climbing wall and a basketball court. From this property, there are views of downtown Seattle on a clear day as well as sunsets.</p>
<p>The trail area has <a href="http://www.myparksandrecreation.com/ParksTrails/Details.aspx?pid=492">picnic shelters</a> and a barbecue grill.</p>