Phones are down at the Covington Library intermittently. The phone company is working to restore consistent access as soon as possible. 

The Shoreline Library is now closed Monday, April 16 through Sunday, May 20 for interior renovations. Check Shoreline's location page for information about limited services and updates during the closure. 

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¡Celebremos Día! / Celebrate Día!

Celebrate literacy for children of all linguistic backgrounds with events and reading lists that put a spotlight on diversity.

Rhyme On! Online Teen Poetry Contest

Enter your poem for a chance to win one of three $50 Barnes and Noble gift cards!

Autism Awareness Month Reads

recommended by KCLSdiversity

A collection of stories featuring characters on the spectrum.

Finish Your Research Paper at Home

Access fully searchable reference eBooks through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Kids & Teens

Newcastle Teen Film Contest 2018 Newcastle Teen Film Contest 2018

By Jackie
Announcing the Newcastle Teen Film Contest! If you're in grades 6-12, have some fun making a short film in the City of Newcastle! The…
Announcing the Newcastle Teen Film Contest! If you're in grades 6-12, have some fun making a short film in the City of Newcastle! The…

Playing With Words & Music Playing With Words & Music

Various locations
Celebrate spring with music, art, rhymes, poetry, stories and more at free events.
Celebrate spring with music, art, rhymes, poetry, stories and more at free events.

Engineering Books for Children Engineering Books for Children

recommended by KCLSKidsNonfictionSTEAM
New and exciting books about engineering for ages 3-12.
New and exciting books about engineering for ages 3-12.

STEM Nonfiction STEM Nonfiction

recommended by KCLSTeenGrade
STEM-related nonfiction books of interest to teens in grades 6-12.
STEM-related nonfiction books of interest to teens in grades 6-12.

STEAM Fiction STEAM Fiction

recommended by KCLSKidsNonfictionSTEAM
Fictional stories that have themes related to STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) for children ages 3-12.
Fictional stories that have themes related to STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) for children ages 3-12.

Explore

Bellevue Art Museum Passes Bellevue Art Museum Passes

The Bellevue Art Museum has an exhibit opening April 13, 2018 that is a must see. Printmaker José Guadalupe Posada’s (1852-1913) work will…
The Bellevue Art Museum has an exhibit opening April 13, 2018 that is a must see. Printmaker José Guadalupe Posada’s (1852-1913) work will…

Need job training help? Need job training help?

Various locations
Get help starting a résumé, searching and applying for jobs, and learning new job skills while receiving unemployment benefits.
Get help starting a résumé, searching and applying for jobs, and learning new job skills while receiving unemployment benefits.

Everyone's Talking About It Everyone's Talking About It

Join us for author visits, community conversations, and film series on topics from race to water scarcity to social justice.
Join us for author visits, community conversations, and film series on topics from race to water scarcity to social justice.

What is Grouped Search? What is Grouped Search?

In February, you'll see a new feature added to catalog searches.  Grouped search is designed to improve the search experience for you by...
In February, you'll see a new feature added to catalog searches.  Grouped search is designed to improve the search experience for you by...

Start Your Own Business Start Your Own Business

Do you dream of starting your own business? At the King County Library System (KCLS), you can start the journey towards becoming your own…
Do you dream of starting your own business? At the King County Library System (KCLS), you can start the journey towards becoming your own…

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