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Season of Stories and Songs

Various locations

Enjoy stories, art and cooking workshops, music, puppet shows, and more.

Self-Care Workshops and Author Talks

Various locations

Join us for meditation, tai chi, author visits, and life coaching at a new Self-Care series of Everyone's Talking About It events.

Best Books 2018

Browse our top picks of 2018, from sweet and silly picture books to riveting nonfiction and everything in between.

Announcing Our 2019 Reading Challenge!

Don't forget to include reading in your New Year's resolutions! Check out our annual reading challenge 10 to Try for inspiration.

Kids & Teens

Holiday Picture Books Holiday Picture Books

recommended by LibrLdyMapleValley
Our Maple Valley Children's Librarian complied this diverse list of holiday and winter books for a family's new holiday tradition.
Our Maple Valley Children's Librarian complied this diverse list of holiday and winter books for a family's new holiday tradition.

Best Teen Books 2018 Best Teen Books 2018

recommended by BestBooksKCLS
Our favorite teen titles published in 2018.
Our favorite teen titles published in 2018.

Best Children's Books 2018 Best Children's Books 2018

recommended by BestBooksKCLS
Our favorite books for kids published in 2018.
Our favorite books for kids published in 2018.

Mock Newbery 2018-19 Mock Newbery 2018-19

Here are the six books we've chosen for this year's KCLS Mock Newbery ballot. Read along, discuss, and vote online starting in January.
Here are the six books we've chosen for this year's KCLS Mock Newbery ballot. Read along, discuss, and vote online starting in January.

National Book Awards for Young People National Book Awards for Young People

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Browse 10 books nominated as the best published in the US- the 2018 finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
Browse 10 books nominated as the best published in the US- the 2018 finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

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Borrowing Pages Redesign Borrowing Pages Redesign

Expect faster loading time and more consistent and accessible design that is easier to use on a phone or tablet.
Expect faster loading time and more consistent and accessible design that is easier to use on a phone or tablet.

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!

Improvements to Shelves Improvements to Shelves

What You Can Expect improved experience easily add comments, favorite quotes, tags, and videos to items on your shelves new drop-down menu…
What You Can Expect improved experience easily add comments, favorite quotes, tags, and videos to items on your shelves new drop-down menu…

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.

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