Escape the heat at air-conditioned public libraries throughout King County. Find (and cool off at) your nearest KCLS library.

Newport Way Library is currently having intermittent power issues, patron access computers are down.  The library will stay open with normal operating hours.

The Boulevard Park Library will close for remodeling beginning on Sunday, June 24. Read more about this project on Boulevard Park's news page.

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Summer Reading for All

Read and have fun at your library this summer: for kids, teens, and adults!

Summer Author Series

Various locations

Celebrate summer reading, meet fascinating authors, and discover your next great read!

PressReader Digital Newspapers

Connect with trusted news sources in one place with full online access to thousands of international newspapers in over 60 languages!

Murder Around the World

Jun 23rd | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join authors Cara Black, Robert Dugoni, and Martin Limon as they discuss their newest books. Q&A, book sales, and signing to follow.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Reads

recommended by KCLSdiversity

Explore authors, stories, and contemporary issues in celebration of LGBTQ+ history and culture in June.

Kids & Teens

Summer Meals at the Library Summer Meals at the Library

By Maren
Free meals for children and teen are available at 12 library locations this summer. No registration is required.
Free meals for children and teen are available at 12 library locations this summer. No registration is required.

Fun Prizes Make Kids Summer Reading Rock Fun Prizes Make Kids Summer Reading Rock

Summer Reading runs June 1-August 31, and I must say, with great programs, great prizes, and great fun it rocks!
Summer Reading runs June 1-August 31, and I must say, with great programs, great prizes, and great fun it rocks!

Free Tickets to Your Favorite Things! Free Tickets to Your Favorite Things!

By Rachel
You can win basketball, water park, football, zoo, and MoPop tickets for reading or listening to anything you want in Teen Summer Reading!
You can win basketball, water park, football, zoo, and MoPop tickets for reading or listening to anything you want in Teen Summer Reading!

Libraries Rock!: Teen Books about Music Libraries Rock!: Teen Books about Music

recommended by KCLSTeenGrade
Books related to music for middle school and high school ages.
Books related to music for middle school and high school ages.

2018 Summer Reading: Books for Kids 2018 Summer Reading: Books for Kids

recommended by LibrarianDest
Our theme this summer is Libraries Rock! Here are some suggested books about music, geology, and some non-rock stuff as well.
Our theme this summer is Libraries Rock! Here are some suggested books about music, geology, and some non-rock stuff as well.

Explore

Kick Off Summer Reading Kick Off Summer Reading

Various locations
Join us for live music, dance performances, and other fun activities for all ages to kick off Summer Reading!
Join us for live music, dance performances, and other fun activities for all ages to kick off Summer Reading!

New in Your Catalog: Grouped Search New in Your Catalog: Grouped Search

Browse the different formats available for each title in just one place- find what you're looking for faster with the new grouped search.
Browse the different formats available for each title in just one place- find what you're looking for faster with the new grouped search.

Free Seattle Aquarium Passes Free Seattle Aquarium Passes

By Keiko
KCLS is now offering Seattle Aquarium passes in addition to various museums. When I visited the aquarium in March, a dedicated team of…
KCLS is now offering Seattle Aquarium passes in addition to various museums. When I visited the aquarium in March, a dedicated team of…

ESL and Citizenship Help in pronunciator ESL and Citizenship Help in pronunciator

Learn English as a second language (ESL) and prepare for the citizenship test in 51 languages anytime, anywhere.
Learn English as a second language (ESL) and prepare for the citizenship test in 51 languages anytime, anywhere.

Hold & Due Date Alerts Hold & Due Date Alerts

Never miss a due date- sign up for hold & due date alerts!
Never miss a due date- sign up for hold & due date alerts!

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