As a child, I loved the annual book fair at my library. There was something for everyone- from chapter books about ballerinas to posters of racecars and the coolest mechanical pencils ever. I always went home with a tall stack of personal favorites- the spookiest stories on offer for an elementary school reader. From the […]Read More from 6 Nostalgic Stories to Read in the Dark
Welcome to another edition of Humans of Libraryland, where I get to introduce you to some of the spectacular folks who work for your public library! You might hear about favorite hobbies, secret dreams, adorable pets, and more! This week we're chatting with someone very special. If you have ever been on (or seen) one […]Read More from Humans of Libraryland: The Driving Librarian
The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fishy friends home, we will be celebrating them and their spawn at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 2017. This wonderful festival runs October 7-8 and is free to all […]Read More from Gear Up for Salmon Days!
During Banned Books Week, libraries across the country celebrate intellectual freedom, one of KCLS' guiding values. Calls to ban books continue to happen every year, and some of the most frequently challenged materials come in the form of comics and graphic novels. Why might that be? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund explains: "Comics are challenged for all of […]Read More from Banned Comics: Very Graphic Novels
The new interface, simple one-tap experience, and all-in-one shelf have made finding your next great read easier and faster than ever. Here are our favorite things you can do in Libby that you might not have known about! Adjust the playback speed Switching between common playback speeds is as easy as tapping the small clock […]Read More from 12 Tips for Getting the Most out of Libby
Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term Capital Improvement Plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and most beautiful library systems in the country. When King County voters approved a $172 million Capital Bond in 2004, it was a resounding endorsement of libraries and their importance to […]Read More from Building on Support from Voters: 2004 Capital Bond Progress
The leaves are turning, the temperatures dropping and it's finally raining! Time to put away the grill and pull out the soup pot. Turn this year's harvest into a hearty delight! Join us for Soup's On! at the Woodinville Library this Saturday, September 23, and learn the basics of making great soups with Chef Laurie […]Read More from Savory Soup Books
The 69th Annual "Prime-Time" Emmy Awards were presented this past weekend. The title of the show may have lost a bit of its relevance over the years, as more viewers continue to stream shows "on demand," but the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has definitely increased its efforts to recognize directors, writers, and performers […]Read More from And the Winner Is…Women!
September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time to reflect upon our emergency preparations. Water, shelter, and communication are the three basic necessities we can start with for numerous emergencies, such as natural disasters, a pandemic of diseases, and terrorism. Library Events KCLS offers Emergency Preparedness classes and a workshop in which you […]Read More from Ready for Emergencies?
On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that it had been the victim of a massive data breach earlier in the year, reporting that the personal information of up to 143 million people was stolen. If you were affected by the breach, or want to find out whether you were affected, here's […]Read More from Equifax Data Breach: A Guide for the Anxious