Media Coverage

October 2022 

The Stranger, "Pacific Northwest Ghosts Are Not All That Dark"

South Seattle Emerald, "South End Scoop: Books & More from the King County Library System — October"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: ‘Francis Discovers Possible’ shows power of words"

425 Magazine, "Your October reading list"


September 2022 

GeekWire, "These volunteers are building cell towers to bring the internet to everyone — and they need help"

South Seattle Emerald, "South End Scoop: Books & More from the King County Library System — September"

Federal Way Mirror, "Federal Way Library gets its own ‘Makerspace’"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: 'The Mailbox in the Forest’ honors letter-writing and friendship"

425 Magazine, "Your September reading list"


August 2022 

Washington Trails Association, "How libraries are building a path to the outdoors"

South Seattle Emerald, "South End Scoop: Books & More from the King County Library System — August"

Renton Reporter, "Explore the trees: Children gather at Lake Wilderness for sensory tree tour"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: ‘This Is a School’ celebrates friendship and learning"

425 Magazine, "Your August reading list"

Washington Psychiatric Association, "The King County Library System leads the way in community support services with Peers in Libraries partnership"


 July 2022 

KOMO 4 News, "King County Library System extends hours for cooling stations"

South Seattle Emerald, "South End Scoop: Books & More from the King County Library System — July"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: ‘Rainbow Hands’ teaches about colors — and much more"

425 Magazine, "Your July reading list"


June 2022 

KUOW Radio, "Teen volunteers bring the magic of the library online"

South Seattle Emerald, "South End Scoop: Books & More from the King County Library System — June"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: ‘Carpenter’s Helper’ is a heartwarming story about nature"

425 Magazine, "Your June reading list"


May 2022 

Shoreline Area News, "King County Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program begins June 1"

Kent Reporter, "Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: 2 tales (one for adults, one for kids) of families on journeys"

425 Magazine, "Your May reading list"


 April 2022 

La Raza del Noroeste,"KCLS celebrates multicultural literacy with Día"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: A funny, heartfelt depiction of empathy"

425 Magazine, "Your April reading list"


March 2022 

Library Journal, "Equity at all levels"

Variety, "Brandi Carlile Gives a Rocket Boost to Elton John’s Oscar-Viewing AIDS Benefit"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: A lovely bedtime story with silly sound effects"

425 Magazine, "Your March reading list"


February 2022 

Federal Way Mirror, "King County libraries curate book collections for the community"

KOMO Seattle Refined, "A book for every reader: Expand your knowledge of Black authors, history, and ideas"  

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: Amanda Gorman’s rhythmic poem, Questlove’s music history"

Federal Way Mirror, "KCLS unveils new exterior library lockers at 4 King County libraries"

425 Magazine, "Your February reading list"


January 2022 

King 5 News: New Day Northwest, "Cozy up this winter with these five recommended books"

The Seattle Medium, "King County Library System partners with Public Health—Seattle & King County to host vaccine clinics at libraries"

KOMO 4 News, "Free at-home COVID-19 tests at KCLS"

Shoreline Area News, "King County Library System patrons checked out nearly 8 million digital titles in 2021"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: A touching tale about the mail, plus a powerful book about nature"

425 Magazine, "Your January reading list"


December 2021 

Seattle's Child, "KCLS Staff Picks: 2021 Best Books for adults, kids"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: Celebrating special days, holiday traditions—and baking"

425 Magazine, "KCLS' Best Books of 2021" 

Bellevue Downtown Association, "Bellevue Library empowers community through creative learning"

Shoreline Area News, "Angie Miraflor joins the King County Library System as deputy director of public services"  

425 Magazine, "Your December reading list"


November 2021 

ThriftBooks, "Celebrate Family Literacy Month with these tips"

Shoreline Area News, "King County Library System's Digital Navigators"

Shoreline Area News, "Your Next Job—free one-on-one help from the King County Library System"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: ‘My First Day’ is a beautifully illustrated tale of overcoming fears"

425 Magazine, "Your November reading list"


October 2021 

Shoreline Area News, "King County Library System and FEMA partnership makes registering for Funeral Assistance easier"

Seattle's Child, "Book Picks: ‘Boo Stew’ is a great read-aloud tale for Halloween"

425 Magazine, "Your October reading list"


September 2021 

Shoreline Area News, "Online Adult Programs available every week via the King County Library System"

The Seattle Medium, "King County Library System offers a multitude of student resources" 

Library Journal, "Work in Progress: workforce development in public libraries"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: When an accidental find becomes a family favorite" 

425 Magazine, "Your September reading list"


August 2021 

Shoreline Area News, "Vaccination clinic at Shoreline Library Tuesday"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: ‘The Day You Begin,’ is perfect for back to school"

425 Magazine, "Your August reading list"


July 2021 

King 5 News: New Day Northwest, "Craving an adventure? Dive into one of these travel-themed books!"

Kent Reporter, "Voters can drop off ballots at Panther Lake Library in Kent"

Seattle's Child, "Emily's Picks: 'B is for Baby’ is a sweet and fun story"

425 Magazine, "Your July reading list"

Mercer Island Reporter, "Mercer Island Library will turn a new page in its history with July 7 reopening"


June 2021 

KOMO 4 News, "Issaquah Highlands reach scorching 116 degrees, knocks out power for thousands"

Seattle PI, "All King County Library System locations set to reopen for in-person services in July"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: ‘Night Owl,’ a sweet picture book with silly sounds" 

Shoreline Area News, "Celebrate Juneteenth: Journeys of remembrance"

Shoreline Area News, "Library Summer Reading Program for ages 5 and up"

425 Magazine, "Your June reading list"


May 2021 

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: ‘Goodnight, Veggies’ is a wonderful bedtime story"

South Seattle Emerald, "Skyway Library opens on May 4" 

425 Magazine, "Your May reading list"


April 2021

Mercer Island Reporter, "Mercer Island Library keeps the community connected during the pandemic"

La Raza del Noroeste, "KCLS celebrates 25 years of Día to promote multicultural literacy for all children"

King 5 News: New Day Northwest, "Five beginner-friendly poets"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: A silly lesson for preschoolers, and poetry for parents"  

Federal Way Mirror, "Federal Way 320th Library to reopen to public April 7"

Q13 News, "News at 4"

425 Magazine, "Your April reading list"


March 2021

KOMO 4 News: Seattle Refined, "Need a good book? Five recommendations from the King County Library System"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: Story of unlikely friendship is also a great way to learn letters"

KNKX Radio: All Things Considered, "A trip to the library in Kent as it reopens for indoor visits"

425 Magazine, "KCLS Foundation hosts virtual Literary Lions Gala"

425 Magazine, "Your March reading list" 


February 2021

KING 5 News, "Some King County Libraries reopening"

The Seattle Times, "King County Library System to open some branches for in-person service in March"

B-Town Blog: "Thanks to a grant, you can now access free Wi-Fi outside Burien & Boulevard Park libraries"

Dexinger, "Kent Panther Lake Library by Fivedot"

KING 5 News: New Day Northwest, "Romance novel recommendations from King County Library System"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: Tale of 2 bunnies is also a lesson in friendship"

Public News Service, "Libraries seek congressional relief while providing pandemic support"

425 Magazine, "Your February reading list" 


January 2021

The Seattle Times, "King County Library System sets digital download record"

The Seattle Times, "Looking for your next job? Seattle Public Library’s jobs search program, launched during the pandemic, aims to help"

Shoreline Area News, "King county libraries upgrade air systems for COVID safety for employees and patrons"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: ‘Why Do We Cry?' A lovely exploration of feelings"

425 Magazine, "Your January reading list" 


December 2020

Shoreline Area News, "King County Library System will use grants to help at-risk populations"

The Courier-Herald, "KCLS named five-Star Library by Library Journal"

Seattle's Child, "My favorite books of 2020, for children and adults"

Seattle's Child, "Emily's Picks: A charming Hanukkah read for families"

Library Technology Guides, "Urban Libraries Council honors KCLS with 2020 Innovation Award"

Publisher's Weekly, "The top 10 library stories of 2020"

KIRO 7 News, "News at 6am"

425 Magazine, "Your December reading list"

425 Magazine, "KCLS' favorite titles of 2020"


November 2020

Publisher's Weekly, "Penguin Random House acquires Simon & Schuster"

Shoreline Area News, "KCLS expands K-12 student resources with Study Zone Plus"

Seattle's Child: "Emily's Picks: 2 tales of magic and adventure"

KUOW Radio, "When can we go into the library again? Not soon. Here's why."

Seattle's Child, "Library update: Seattle, King County add services"

The Seattle Times, "When will Seattle Public Library and King County Library System reopen their doors?"

425 Magazine, "Your November reading list"

Seattle Weekly, "King County Library System hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion"


October 2020

KIRO 7 News, "News at Noon"

Bellevue Reporter, "Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show"

The Courier-Herald, "County Elections places ballot drop box at Black Diamond library"

Seattle's Child, 'Emily's Picks: A simple, sweet, bilingual story for kids"

425 Magazine, "Your October reading list"

Snoqualmie Valley Record, "North Bend book sale goes digital"


September 2020

South Seattle Emerald, "Stay-at-home, read-at-home with KCLS: life goes on"

Seattle's Child, "Lights! Camera! KCLS honors film-fest winners"

KING 5 News: New Day Northwest, "Get cozy and curl up! Fall reading recommendations from Emily Calkins"

Seattle's Child, "Emily's Picks: A deeply moving tale, plus a dreamy, wordless one"

425 Magazine, "Your September reading list"


August 2020

Library Technology Guides, "Ken Ryals named new executive director of the King County Library System Foundation"

South Seattle Emerald, "Stay-at-home, read-at-home with KCLS: Curbside to Go is open!"

Seattle's Child, "Emily's Picks: Books to read with (or without) kids"

KOMO 4 News Radio, "Do you miss going to the library?"

425 Magazine, "Your August reading list"


July 2020

The Courier-Herald, "Your library can help you 'borrow' a free Discover Pass"

KUOW Radio: Stand With the Facts, "Community solutions to combat misinformation"

The Seattle Medium, "King County partners with King County libraries to distribute face coverings"

South Seattle Emerald, "Stay-at-home, read-at-home with KCLS: summer of imagination"

Mercer Island Reporter, "KCLS' Mercer Island branch offers 'Curbside to Go' services"

The Woodinville Weekly, "Carnation library one of four to get Wi-Fi hotspots"

425 Magazine, "Your July reading list"

South Seattle Emerald, "Stay-at-home, read-at-home with KCLS: Black Lives Matter"

Seattle's Child, "Emily's Picks: A charming book about sharing, a title to soothe a sleepless mom"


June 2020

The Courier-Herald, "Enumclaw library materials available with Curbside to Go"

South Seattle Emerald, "Stay-at-home, read-at-home with KCLS: celebrating pride"

Shoreline Area News, "Lake Forest Park woman wins in adult division of KCLS poster contest"

The Seattle Times, "King County Library System resumes book return—and plans to have curbside pickup in July—at selected locations"

KING 5 News: New Day Northwest, "Five excellent reads by Black authors"

The Woodinville Weekly, "King County libraries moves Summer Reading Program online"

The Seattle Times, "What's it like to be 9 and longing to go to the playground amid the pandemic? This young poet tells us."

Snoqualmie Valley Record, "King County Library System to slowly reopen after 3 month closure"

Publisher's Weekly, "Changes loom as public libraries begin to reopen"

Seattle's Child, "Emily’s Picks: A book to help you talk about race with kids"

Cityvision Magazine, "Connect Forte: King County Library System adapts its librarian hotline to better serve its homebound communities" 

425 Magazine, "Your June reading list"