Renton Library wins award

The downtown Renton Library was recognized with an Award of Honor by the American Institute of Architects. Out of 133 submissions, the Renton location was one of four honored. This is the library’s second AIA award. The library won in 2016 for the renovation. In 2016, the library also won a Governor’s Smart Communities Award…
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King County Library System Releases its Best Books of 2017

King County Library System (KCLS), one of the largest library systems in the country, released its selections for the Best Books of 2017. The annual list includes KCLS’ top 25 titles each under four categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction, teens and children’s. Best Book Lists are selected by nominations from King County Library System librarians…
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Lisa G. Rosenblum Selected as New King County Library System Director

The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees has selected Lisa G. Rosenblum as the KCLS Library Director following a comprehensive nationwide search. The Board made its decision at its regular monthly meeting on November 29 and extended an offer, which Ms. Rosenblum has accepted. Rosenblum will begin her leadership role at the King…
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Newport Way Book Club

For over twenty years, a group of readers has met to discuss books at the Newport Way Library. Although the composition of the Newport Way Book Club has changed over the years, all the members of the group have had two things in common: a love of books, and an eagerness to talk about the books they…
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After-Hours Murder Mystery!

We re-opened the Newcastle Library at 6pm on a Saturday in late October to host a special murder mystery event! After arriving, our well-dressed guests hung up their coats and enjoyed some cheese, chocolates, and other light refreshments while they sized up each other. Outside, autumn wind and darkness helped create the right mood for…
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Chess Party!

When Mercer Island parent and chess coach Chouchan Airapetian asked me about having a chess day at the library, I was skeptical that 65 children and teens would really come.  Just in case, I thought, I’d better brush up on my chess.  Chouchan rounded up chess sets from the schools and I sorted out the…
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Nicholas Lee Joins King County Library System as its Finance Director

King County Library System (KCLS), one of the largest and busiest library systems in the nation, has named Nicholas E. Lee as its new finance director. A public service leader within the Puget Sound region, Lee will be responsible for steering KCLS’ financial strategies and ensuring the library’s fiscal prudence. Lee will begin his leadership role today…
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