Media Coverage

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March 2021

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

KOMO 4 News: Seattle Refined, "Need a good book? 5 recommendations from King County Library"

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"

KIRO 7 News, "King County reopens six libraries"

PRISM, Sustainability in the Built Environment, "Kent Panther Lake Library in Kent, Washington"

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"

Library Journal: Book Pulse, "Librarians and booksellers suggest"

425 Magazine, "Your January reading list" 


December 2020

Q13 News, "News this Morning"

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 Public 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"

Parent Map, "Where to get real books for kids around Seattle this fall" 

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

425 Magazine, "Your September reading list"


August 2020

Mercer Island Reporter, "Curbside, contactless pickup available at Mercer Island Library"

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 Public 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"

Shoreline Area News, "Neighborhood Legal Clinic, free through the King County Library System"

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"

The Seattle Times, "Seattle, King County libraries plan gradual reopening"

Shoreline Area News, "KCLS offers personalized financial assistance service"

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"