February 3, 2010
NEW — 11:37 a.m. Feb. 3, 2010
King County Library System officials are asking voters to increase property taxes to maintain programs and services in the third-busiest library system in the nation. Read more
January 6, 2010
NEW — 12:27 p.m. Jan. 6, 2010
Shane Marston hunched over the North Bend Library computer, his calloused fingers resting on keys almost too small for his fingertips. It’s been four months since the North Bend resident has had a job.
Marston used to work in construction and demolition as a laborer in Seattle. Read more
July 10, 2009
As the libraries gear up for a busy summer, so do restless readers. That’s why the King County Library System is offering a medley of prizes for prolific readers and a variety of free workshops for local youth.
The library invites teenagers entering a middle- or high-school grade to participate in the Read Three, Get One Free program. Teenagers who read three books and write short reviews for each can enter in a monthly drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble, Target or Zumiez. For every three books they read and review, teenagers can choose a free book at the library, including novels and manga.
All teenage readers who complete reviews before Aug. 31 will be eligible for a laptop drawing. All prizes are made possible by funds from the KCLS Foundation.
“It’s a great way to win free prize books and build your personal library,” KCLS Teen Services Librarian Sarah Lynch said. “If you’re reading anyway, it’s a great incentive to get free books and get entered in contests.”
April 22, 2009
The Snoqualmie Library Anime & Manga Club sang happy birthday to Garrett Sharpe April 8, but Marissa Monahan sang a different set of words — Japanese lyrics to go with the anime and manga culture.
Sharpe got an earful of the Japanese song — 15-year-old Monahan gave her a big bear hug and let her voice soar above the others. After the song, the middle and high school students split into different activities. Some children watched an anime show, others read manga comics and a third group drew its own manga.
January 8, 2009
Knitting is only a stitch away, especially for the knitters young and old who frequent Snoqualmie Library with their yarn and needles.
The library plays host to two groups — Purl One, Listen Too and Knitting for Boys and Girls. The first group started in spring 2008 when Managing Librarian Irene Wickstrom and Snoqualmie resident Jann Glisson put out the word that knitters could cast on their stitches at the library the first Thursday of every month from 1-3 p.m. The next meetings are Jan. 8, Feb. 5, and March 5. Read more