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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KCLS: Focusing on Knowledge, Equity and Inclusion

As a public institution, the King County Library System serves people of all ages, abilities, genders, ethnicities, cultures and economic backgrounds. The values that guide our work—knowledge, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and intellectual freedom—ensure that patrons have equal access to our libraries and that all feel welcome. Demonstrating our values means addressing the needs and interests…
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Innovative Library Program for the 21st Century

The King County Library System has long been committed to offering a wide range of programs and services for every age, ability and background. But as needs and interests—and technology—changes, KCLS must continually improve and innovate to keep up with the times. The latest educational research shows that students who have strong skills in science…
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2017: A Year in Review

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the Board of Trustees. Our “Year in Review” is a compilation of stories, statistics, and patron feedback that provides a glimpse of the wide array of programs, services, and resources that KCLS offers, and demonstrates the impact to our communities to ensure transparency and…
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