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Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2017 has ended. Please visit our calendar to see what's coming to your library this fall.

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Lightweight Books for Happy Camping Lightweight Books for Happy Camping

By Bettina
With the end of summer nipping at our heels, it's time to squeeze in one last jump in the lake, one last al fresco meal, one last outdoor m…
With the end of summer nipping at our heels, it's time to squeeze in one last jump in the lake, one last al fresco meal, one last outdoor m…
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You're Not Out of Time (Yet) for 10 to T… You're Not Out of Time (Yet) for 10 to T…

By Emily
Maybe you started 10 to Try, our 2017 reading challenge, way back in January but then forgot about it. Maybe you meant to get started but y…
Maybe you started 10 to Try, our 2017 reading challenge, way back in January but then forgot about it. Maybe you meant to get started but y…
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Summer Bucket List Summer Bucket List

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These are the titles we can't wait to read (and listen to) before crossing them off of our list in these remaining weeks of outdoor reading…
These are the titles we can't wait to read (and listen to) before crossing them off of our list in these remaining weeks of outdoor reading…
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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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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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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

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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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It's Picnic Season! It's Picnic Season!

By Bettina
Is there anything more sublime than a summertime picnic? Food just tastes better when you're lounging in the sun on a big old blanket, watc…
Is there anything more sublime than a summertime picnic? Food just tastes better when you're lounging in the sun on a big old blanket, watc…
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Do Wordless Books Count as Reading? Do Wordless Books Count as Reading?

By Destinee
Yes! They do! Every spring I visit elementary schools to tell kids about Summer Reading at KCLS. I urge kids to use our reading log to keep…
Yes! They do! Every spring I visit elementary schools to tell kids about Summer Reading at KCLS. I urge kids to use our reading log to keep…
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Summer Author Events Summer Author Events

Catch up on your reading, meet the authors of some fascinating fiction and nonfiction titles, and get inspired to pick up your next read!
Catch up on your reading, meet the authors of some fascinating fiction and nonfiction titles, and get inspired to pick up your next read!
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