Mercer Island Library, Historical Society to host photo giveaway

The Mercer Island Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Reporter, is making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that were used in the production of the Reporter newspaper from the 1970s to about 2000.

The groups will host a “Pick a Pic” photo giveaway at the Mercer Island Library, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 15.

If you or a loved one had your picture in the newspaper then, come look for it during the two-day photo extravaganza. Take home your piece of history — for free.

Was your child in a photo for Circus McGurkus? Did you have young athletes who were in the paper for a sport? Were you in a group shot with your club or scout troop? Was your neighbor featured in a cooking column or lifestyle article?

Come hunt for old treasures. The groups will organize them in broad categories as best they can — but it’s first come, first served.

Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities is available; please contact the library prior to the event if you require accommodation.

Learn more about the library at and, or call 206-236-3537.