Your Donations Fund These Amazing Programs in 2018

In 2018, the KCLS Foundation will provide a record breaking $1.2 million to KCLS for library programs and services. This means that 60% of all direct costs for library programs are funded by donors like you through the KCLS Foundation. Beyond Summer Reading and ideaX, KCLS Foundation is granting funds to the following innovative and essential library programs:

Children and Teens
    •  Raising a Reader early literacy program
    • County-wide reading program for Elementary Schools

To learn more about these programs and how you can help, contact the KCLS Foundation at 425-369-3448 or

Or visit the KCLS website at to explore what is happening at your local library!

2018 Grants to KCLS

Summer Reading

Engages children, teens, and adults in reading and interactive learning activities at the 49 neighborhood libraries throughout King County.



A STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program teaching skills and technologies across a number of topics including electronics, robotics, 3D printing, digital media, game design, and music production.