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Sarah Thomas, Public Relations Specialist
Julie Acteson, Community Relations & Marketing Director
Executive Director: Lisa G. Rosenblum
Founded in: 1942
Total Number of Libraries: 50
Service Area: King County (outside the city of Seattle)
Population Served: 1.5 million
Library Cardholders: Over 740,000
Five-Star Library (2020): Library Journal
National recognition for overall excellence, three years in a row.
No. 3 Digital Circulating Library in the World (2019): Rakuten OverDrive
KCLS patrons downloaded over 5.6 million eBook and audiobooks last year.
Library of the Year (2011): Gale/Library Journal
National recognition for service to community, creativity, leadership and innovation.
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