An Everyday Princess

I suppose it's weird that at my age I would even consider myself a princess, yet here I am, wearing a tutu to weekly Story Times and occasionally rocking a tiara...with a hoodie and tennis shoes. Perhaps it has something to do with being denied that Princess identity when I was younger--how many brown Disney […]

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Gear Up for Salmon Days!

  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 […]

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Mock Newbery!

Each year we invite readers young and old to join us as we ask: What new children's book will win the Newbery Medal? We call it Mock Newbery. Last year, our KCLS Mock Newbery winner was The Wild Robot and the real Newbery went to The Girl Who Drank the Moon.  This year there are […]

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Celebrate Welcoming Week at Your Library!

Get ready! Welcoming Week is almost here, and community libraries are working to demonstrate that we are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants and refugees. What is Welcoming Week? From September 15-24, King County Library System (along with lots of other organizations nationwide) celebrates Welcoming Week with fun activities that connect our communities and welcome neighbors […]

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Six Things to Do at the Library (Or Online!) to Get Ready for Life After High School

Fall approaches, which means it's time to head back to school. For incoming high school seniors, it's also time to think about what comes next, whether that's college, a job, or some combination of both. Of course it's not too early or too late for others to consider future plans as well. Your library offers […]

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Summer Meals at the Library

Stop by the library for FREE meals this summer. As a part of our summer reading program, Build a Better World, the King County Library System is offering meals at 12 library locations. The meals are free for all children and teens ages birth to 18. There are no restrictions on family income and no […]

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Gearing Up for Summer Reading

What is an incredibly effective way to keep your child’s mind active and growing this summer?  Reading for fun. No kidding! Research shows that kids who read during the summer maintain or even grow their reading skills. Kids who don’t have access to books and reading lose up to three months’ worth of their reading skills… […]

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