Why people love to visit other libraries …

Why people love to visit other libraries …

This summer we hosted a Passport to Washington Libraries activity (some may say “competition”) to encourage people to visit new libraries as they travel around the state. We asked people to stop by a new library, take a photo, and post that photo along with something they learned about that library on our Passport map. We added extra incentives –…

Book Bingo for grown ups!

Book Bingo for grown ups!

Do you ever reminisce about your summer reading days when you were a kid? Maybe trips to the library to load up on books were a regular part of your weekly (or daily) routine? And maybe you loved tracking what you read and seeing the titles stack up? Well, here’s a chance to relive the glory of summer reading by…

‘A Ticket to the Pennant’ selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

‘A Ticket to the Pennant’ selected for 2018 National Book Festival’s 52 Great Reads

Each year a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is distributed by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book during the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. We are delighted to announce the Washington Center for the Book’s 2018 selection to represent Washington state: A…

Washington’s Level 2 Letters About Literature Champion is recognized by the Library of Congress.

Washington’s Level 2 Letters About Literature Champion is recognized by the Library of Congress.

We are very pleased to announce that Washington’s Level 2 champion, Riya Sharma, has been selected as a National honor award winner for the letter she wrote about the book “The Confidence Code.” Riya is an 8th grade student at The Overlake School in Redmond.  Honestly we were not one bit surprised by her recognition, though the question this year…

Books by Washington authors: April 2018

Books by Washington authors: April 2018

Here are just a few of the amazing books published in April by Washington state authors. BOOKS FOR ADULTS Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison – FICTION Mike Muñoz is a young Mexican American not too many years out of high school–and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew. Though he tries time and…

New books from Washington authors: February 2018

New books from Washington authors: February 2018

It’s been a busy month for authors in Washington State. Fiction: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: In 1974 a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move wife, Cora, and daughter, Leni north, to Alaska, where they will live off…