Summer Reading

Read and have fun- for all ages- at your library this summer!

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Summer Reading Flashback: 1986 Summer Reading Flashback: 1986

By Jennifer
As I was going through papers last weekend, I stumbled upon my 1986 Summer Reading packet from the Kirkland Library. Get a load of this coo…
As I was going through papers last weekend, I stumbled upon my 1986 Summer Reading packet from the Kirkland Library. Get a load of this coo…
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Eclipse Watching FAQs Eclipse Watching FAQs

By KCLS Social
We’re glad you’re excited about the upcoming eclipse! The library is here to help you make the most of this amazing opportunity to learn ab…
We’re glad you’re excited about the upcoming eclipse! The library is here to help you make the most of this amazing opportunity to learn ab…
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5 Reasons to Attend a KCLS Reading Party… 5 Reasons to Attend a KCLS Reading Party…

By Jenny
This summer KCLS presents Reading Parties in the Park. Everyone is welcome to stop by some of the gorgeous parks throughout King County and…
This summer KCLS presents Reading Parties in the Park. Everyone is welcome to stop by some of the gorgeous parks throughout King County and…
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Cool Treats at your Library Cool Treats at your Library

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Temperatures are set to reach into the 90s this weekend (which is beyond blistering to us Pacific Northwest folks). Check out these ideas f…
Temperatures are set to reach into the 90s this weekend (which is beyond blistering to us Pacific Northwest folks). Check out these ideas f…
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Summer Meals at the Library Summer Meals at the Library

By Maren
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 Syst…
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 Syst…
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How One Man Overcame Tragedy How One Man Overcame Tragedy

James Osborne’s story is unique and compelling, and if you have ever suffered loss, you will draw hope from his inspiring story.
James Osborne’s story is unique and compelling, and if you have ever suffered loss, you will draw hope from his inspiring story.
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Three New Teen Romances to Swoon Over Three New Teen Romances to Swoon Over

By Whitney
Readers looking for swoon-worthy teen romance have a lot to choose from in 2017. If you're in need of something fun and frothy to get you t…
Readers looking for swoon-worthy teen romance have a lot to choose from in 2017. If you're in need of something fun and frothy to get you t…
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4 Great Podcast & Book Pairings 4 Great Podcast & Book Pairings

By Bettina
Maybe you're a voracious podcast fiend who wants to become immersed in the topics discussed on your favorite shows. Or maybe you're a wide-…
Maybe you're a voracious podcast fiend who wants to become immersed in the topics discussed on your favorite shows. Or maybe you're a wide-…
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Nancy Pearl's Summer Reading List Nancy Pearl's Summer Reading List

recommended by KCLSSocialMedia
The Seattle-based librarian shared a stack of recent favorites with NPR.
The Seattle-based librarian shared a stack of recent favorites with NPR.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Suggests Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Suggests

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The author shares her summer reading list!
The author shares her summer reading list!
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6 Super Sci-Fi Graphic Novels for Kids 6 Super Sci-Fi Graphic Novels for Kids

By Destinee
Here's an easy equation: science fiction + comics = fun. Summer is a great time to pick up a colorful graphic novel with lots of action and…
Here's an easy equation: science fiction + comics = fun. Summer is a great time to pick up a colorful graphic novel with lots of action and…
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Don't Waste Your Summer Harvest Don't Waste Your Summer Harvest

By Rowena
When I was growing up, my parents made sure we wasted nothing--especially food. We'd pick guavas and coconuts from neighbors' overburdened …
When I was growing up, my parents made sure we wasted nothing--especially food. We'd pick guavas and coconuts from neighbors' overburdened …
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5 Great Ways to Find Your Next Read 5 Great Ways to Find Your Next Read

By Emily
With thousands of books published every year, choosing what to read can be more than a little overwhelming. Never fear, though - we're here…
With thousands of books published every year, choosing what to read can be more than a little overwhelming. Never fear, though - we're here…
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Required Reading You'll WANT to Read Required Reading You'll WANT to Read

By Rachel
Every summer, millions of teens are asked to read books off of a list of required summer reading and every summer the sound of millions of …
Every summer, millions of teens are asked to read books off of a list of required summer reading and every summer the sound of millions of …
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