King County Library System (KCLS) Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) came together today at the Bothell Library for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate KCLS’ new library locker system.
The electronic lockers, located at both the Bothell and Covington Libraries, provide a safe and convenient way for patrons to access KCLS’ physical materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockers are available 24/7, and compliment KCLS’ other contactless pickup service, Curbside to Go.
KCLS is one of the first large library systems in the country to offer locker pickup services. The leading-edge lockers were made possible with funds from the KCLS Foundation.
“We are excited to offer another contactless pickup option for patrons,” stated KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “Our service may look different these days, but we will continue to adapt to the changing needs of our diverse communities, and expand access to both our digital and physical materials.”
"Libraries are a part of the fabric of our communities and many of our neighbors rely on their services for information,” said Congresswoman DelBene. “I am happy to join the King County Library System today to inaugurate their new electronic locker system. This will allow patrons to utilize library services without endangering their health or the health of others. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this innovative new service."
A strong supporter of KCLS, Congresswoman DelBene has participated in past events, such as the Bellevue Library ideaX Makerspace inauguration and the Summer Meals program at Kingsgate Library.