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Summer Reading for All

Summer Reading 2018 has ended. Visit our calendar for other upcoming events for all ages.

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Take Our Summer Reading Survey Take Our Summer Reading Survey

Help us make Summer Reading better next year by telling us about your experience in a survey (5 minutes to complete).
Help us make Summer Reading better next year by telling us about your experience in a survey (5 minutes to complete).
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10 to Try 10 to Try

This year, read something different. Join us for 10 to Try, our 2018 reading challenge!
This year, read something different. Join us for 10 to Try, our 2018 reading challenge!
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Camping Fun with Kids! Camping Fun with Kids!

By Katherine
Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your kids and create memories for years to come. Our family has been camping since the…
Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your kids and create memories for years to come. Our family has been camping since the…
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Adult Summer Camp at Home! Adult Summer Camp at Home!

By Bettina
I'll be honest, I sometimes experience palpable pangs of envy when my friends' children share their summer camp stories with me. You mean…
I'll be honest, I sometimes experience palpable pangs of envy when my friends' children share their summer camp stories with me. You mean...
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Looking for one more summer DIY project? Looking for one more summer DIY project?

Learn to fix a car, cook, garden, or improve your home in Home & How-To and Automotive Technology Videos from Access Video.
Learn to fix a car, cook, garden, or improve your home in Home & How-To and Automotive Technology Videos from Access Video.
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10 Body Positive Beach Reads 10 Body Positive Beach Reads

By KCLS Social
Fat activist Virgie Tovar has been widely quoted as saying "all anyone needs to have a beach body is a beach and a body." Tovar…
Fat activist Virgie Tovar has been widely quoted as saying "all anyone needs to have a beach body is a beach and a body." Tovar…
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New in Science Fiction: Summer New in Science Fiction: Summer

recommended by KCLSAdultGenre
What's new in science fiction? Here are our top picks in recent releases!
What's new in science fiction? Here are our top picks in recent releases!
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Authors Featured by On She Goes Authors Featured by On She Goes

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
Prepare for the summer travel season with books and authors featured in articles and podcasts by On She Goes.
Prepare for the summer travel season with books and authors featured in articles and podcasts by On She Goes.
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Tips for Savvy Solo Travelers Tips for Savvy Solo Travelers

By Peggy
Have you ever wanted to visit your dream destination but held off because you didn't have a traveling companion? Don't let a lack of…
Have you ever wanted to visit your dream destination but held off because you didn't have a traveling companion? Don't let a lack of...
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Pre-flight Books for Kids Pre-flight Books for Kids

By Rowena
If the skies are in your future, may I suggest a few books to help ease the anxiety prior to the big day?
If the skies are in your future, may I suggest a few books to help ease the anxiety prior to the big day?
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Great Summer Reads for Fans of Amulet! Great Summer Reads for Fans of Amulet!

By Racheal
If you're unfamiliar with Amulet, all you have to do is mention the series to any elementary-aged kid in your general area and you'll...
If you're unfamiliar with Amulet, all you have to do is mention the series to any elementary-aged kid in your general area and you'll...
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Summer Reading: Books that Rock-and-Roll Summer Reading: Books that Rock-and-Roll

By Eglantyne
Our summer reading theme is "Libraries Rock." Despite my literal-minded insistence in booking the Washington State Geological Survey...
Our summer reading theme is "Libraries Rock." Despite my literal-minded insistence in booking the Washington State Geological Survey...
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5 Reads for Any Summer Mood 5 Reads for Any Summer Mood

By Emily
Although most Pacific Northwesterners are happy for sunnier days, the arrival of summer is a double-edged sword. It can mean clear skies…
Although most Pacific Northwesterners are happy for sunnier days, the arrival of summer is a double-edged sword. It can mean clear skies…
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3 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss 3 Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

By Sharon
Kids lose hard-won reading skills over the summer because they don't read anything for three whole months. This is known as the summer…
Kids lose hard-won reading skills over the summer because they don't read anything for three whole months. This is known as the summer…
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