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 a resounding endorsement of libraries and their importance to […]Read More from Building on Support from Voters: 2004 Capital Bond Progress
September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time to reflect upon our emergency preparations. Water, shelter, and communication are the three basic necessities we can start with for numerous emergencies, such as natural disasters, a pandemic of diseases, and terrorism. Library Events KCLS offers Emergency Preparedness classes and a workshop in which you […]Read More from Ready for Emergencies?
On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that it had been the victim of a massive data breach earlier in the year, reporting that the personal information of up to 143 million people was stolen. If you were affected by the breach, or want to find out whether you were affected, here's […]Read More from Equifax Data Breach: A Guide for the Anxious
GeekGirlCon, an inclusive convention extravaganza that celebrates the female geek, originated in 2010 as a panel at San Diego Comic-Con titled “Geek Girls Exist.” The enthusiasm for this panel led to the creation of GeekGirlCon in 2011. This year, GeekGirlCon takes place in Seattle on September 30 and October 1. From its humble origins, GeekGirlCon […]Read More from Gear Up for GeekGirlCon!
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 […]Read More from Mock Newbery!