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Newsroom

Your source for King County Library System (KCLS) news, information and more.

Media Inquiries

Sarah Thomas, Public Relations Specialist
(425) 369-3277
sjthomas@kcls.org

Julie Acteson, Community Relations & Marketing Director
(425) 369-3273
jbacteson@kcls.org

@KCLSNews on Twitter

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Press Releases and Media Coverage

Facts and Figures

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

Awards:

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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Community

Events

With thousands of events to choose from, there’s something for everyone!

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Annual Reports

Check out our annual reports to see major milestones and accomplishments. 

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History

Learn more about KCLS' 78-year-old history. Or take a closer look into your community's library.

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