A New Year at KCLS

On January 16, I will celebrate my one-year anniversary as KCLS’ Executive Director, a wide-ranging job in more ways than one. Coming from New York City, where I rarely needed a car, I’ve been struck by the sheer size of King County during visits to our community libraries. From Skykomish and Richmond Beach in the…
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Boeing Awards Major Grant to Support KCLS’ ideaX and STEAM Programs

I am excited to announce that the King County Library System has been awarded a generous $80,000 grant from The Boeing Company to expand Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs in south King County. Secured by the King County Library System Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of KCLS, the highly-competitive grant will support…
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KCLS Supports Citizen Engagement During Election Season and Year-round

The first Tuesday in November is Election Day—a consequential day for our democracy when citizens have a voice in determining the outcome of issues that will impact their lives. King County residents made their voices heard in 1942 when they voted to establish the King County Rural Library District. In 2004, voters were heard again…
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School Is Back in Session and KCLS Is Ready to Help

It's fall and a busy time for teachers, students, and parents. It is also a great time to remind residents that King County Library System (KCLS) has a host of programs, services, and resources to make the back-to-school transition easier. KCLS has long collaborated with schools to support education and bolster learning, and our Student…
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