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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Building on Support from Voters: 2004 Capital Bond Progress

Note: Stephen A. Smith was Interim Director in 2017 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…
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