King County Library System welcomes Ciara and Russell Wilson to the Tukwila Library to announce the new DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible Campaign and Why Not You Scholarship Program

ISSAQUAH – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Grammy award-winning Ciara, were joined today by local Foster High School students at the King County Library System’s (KCLS) Tukwila Library to unveil two limited-edition library cards featuring the pair, and to celebrate the launch of DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible, a new teen empowerment campaign…
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King County Library System leads U.S. libraries with digital checkouts for the fifth year in a row

ISSAQUAH – January 18, 2019 – Rakuten OverDrive, a digital reading platform used by KCLS, named King County Library System as the U.S. leader—number 3 worldwide—of its eBook and audiobook downloads. KCLS had 4,864,178 million checkouts in 2018, a 23% increase over 2017. These circulation statistics illustrate the continued growth and importance of library digital lending. “We are…
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KCLS Foundation awarded $80,000 Boeing Grant for KCLS to Expand STEAM Education

The King County Library System Foundation (KCLSF) has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company to help the King County Library System (KCLS) expand STEAM education, with the aim of increasing access to technology and 21st-century workplace skills for thousands of low-income and underserved families. The Boeing grant will enable KCLS to broaden…
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King County Library System Honored with a Top National Rating by Library Journal

ISSAQUAH, WA - November 14, 2018 –The King County Library System has received the highest rating­–Five Stars–from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services, which announced on October 30, 2018 the results of its 11th review of U.S. public libraries. KCLS was among 7,361 public libraries rated for the 2018 Index, and one of 257…
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King County Library System Squares Off Against New York Public Libraries at Sixth Annual Sorting Smackdown

MEDIA ALERT November 2, 2018 What: The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will join forces to take on the King County Library System (KCLS) in the sixth annual Book Sorting Competition at 10 am PST Friday, November 9. KCLS, which has a 3-2 lead over the New Yorkers, will be…
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