Construction Everywhere!

Summer is officially in full swing and that means one thing... road construction. As if traffic was not bad enough. Have you ever wondered why some people have so much road rage, how transportation planning works, or even how we got into this mess in the first place? The King County Library System has a great deal…
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Free Seattle Aquarium Passes

KCLS is now offering Seattle Aquarium passes in addition to various museums. When I visited the aquarium in March, a dedicated team of volunteers personally guided us through many of the marine animals' way of living. I was fascinated by the baby squids released to the ocean as they were born, and was impressed by the…
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Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the book's publication, its selfless moral and message of goodwill remain as relevant as ever. Among the most recent book renderings is the seek and find version by Sarah Powell. The whole family will love this highly detailed and beautifully illustrated picture…
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Best Reindeer Picture Books

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen, but do you know Olive the Other Reindeer? Borrow these fun and heart-warming picture books from your local library this season, and remember, there would be no gifts under the tree without reindeer! Best Reindeer Picture Books This is…
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Gear Up for Salmon Days!

The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fishy friends home, we will be celebrating them and their spawn at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 2017.   Related Reading Use the time before the festival wisely to…
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Mock Newbery!

Each year we invite readers young and old to join us as we ask: What new children's book will win the Newbery Medal? We call it Mock Newbery. Online voting is now open for Mock Newbery! Vote by February 8 to help choose this year's winner.  Last year, our KCLS Mock Newbery winner was The Wild…
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