The Kirkland Library will be closed Sunday, December 16 through Tuesday, December 18 for replacement of the HVAC system. Browse a list of nearby libraries to visit during the closure.

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Season of Stories and Songs

Various locations

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

Support Your Library

Did you know 60% of library program costs are funded by community donors? Join the effort when you donate to the KCLS Foundation.

Best Books 2018

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

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.

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Kids & Teens

Best Teen Books 2018 Best Teen Books 2018

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Our favorite teen titles published in 2018.
Our favorite teen titles published in 2018.

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

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Our favorite books for kids published in 2018.
Our favorite books for kids published in 2018.

Books by Indigenous Authors for Kids Books by Indigenous Authors for Kids

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Books for kids by Indigenous writers and illustrators.
Books for kids by Indigenous writers and illustrators.

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.

Explore

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.

Staff Picks

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