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YA Books To Help You Survive Your Winter Break

The two weeks of winter break are fast approaching and if you're looking for a way to pass the long, dark, cold hours I suggest you check out one of these winter or holiday-inspired books. Each book is set during the winter months and pairs perfectly with a cup of something hot. From tree decorating, […]

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Want to Launch a Rocket into Space?

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This winter, tweens and teens can learn how to build and launch a rocket into orbit at KCLS libraries thanks to funding from the KCLS Foundation. Am I talking about real rockets that are hundreds of feet tall? No. I'm talking about virtual rockets that you can build in the computer game Kerbal Space Program. It's got little green men […]

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This is Your Library

To our KCLS community: This has been a challenging year. Elections are often difficult, and this year's Presidential campaign was especially so. Although voting is over, the results have divided many people, pitting neighbor against neighbor, even friend against friend. In the midst of this, we often lose our ability to have civil dialog about […]

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Budget Planning for 2017

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King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding. The message has consistently communicated that libraries are valuable and dynamic community institutions, and continuing support over the years demonstrates that residents […]

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