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The Foster library is closing on Sunday, April 23, at 5 pm. The library will be closed Monday, April 24–Friday, April 28 and reopening as the new Tukwila Library at 14380 Tukwila International Blvd. on Saturday, April 29. ​

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Your Vote Counts!

Here's one election in which all the nominees are pretty awesome. Nominated by teens, teachers, and librarians, pared down to ten representative titles by the Evergreen Award Committee, and sent back to teen readers across Washington State: The Evergreen Teen Book Award. The Making of A Navy SEALBibWidget Six of CrowsBibWidget Whether you want to […]

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Unicorn? Narwhal? Why Not Both!

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As I sit here, wearing a shirt festooned with donut-eating narwhals and contemplating the purchase of a truly epic pair of socks, I feel compelled to share with all of you, dear readers, what I'm sure will soon be recognized as the most delightful picture book available in this or any other library system: Not […]

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A Readable Feast: Take Another Pizza My Heart!

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Welcome back to A Readable Feast, where I coerce my coworkers into giving up their most treasured recipes! This month we're talking with a real food aficionado, Kirsten from Duvall, who has (willingly, I promise) kindly offered up her super-secret recipe for the best pizza dough you've ever tasted! Here's the story, from Kirsten herself: "My […]

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What Book Did Teens Vote “The Best”?

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The 2017 winner of the Evergreen Teen Book Award was announced recently and I could not be happier! The winner this year is: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. The CrossoverBibWidget If you're not familiar with the Evergreen Teen Book Award, it is an annual award that "was created to give teens in the state of […]

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10 to Try Check-In: April

10 to Try 2017 Reading Challenge

Even the most prolific readers have books they missed along the way: classics that, when we finally get around to reading them, make us say "What took me so long?" This month, I read Octavia Butler's speculative fiction classic Kindred- and immediately wished I read it 10 or 15 years ago.BibWidget Kindred, first published in 1979, is […]

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