Library Advisory Boards are established by individual cities that have annexed to the King County Library System (KCLS). Members of these community boards are appointed by and serve in an advisory capacity to City officials on matters regarding the KCLS community library they represent. Advisory Board members also act as liaison between their local library, their city and the Library System.
The Kirkland Library Advisory Board meets at the Kirkland and Kingsgate Libraries on an alternating basis.Â Meetings are currently held the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm in the library. Board meetings are open to the public.
Beginning in September 2013, meetings will be on the second Wednesday of the month at 6pm.
Meeting schedule for 2013:
Upcoming meetings, 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m. (no meeting in August):
July 17 - Kingsgate Library
- August - No meeting
Upcoming meetings, 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.
September 11, 6pm - Kirkland Library
October 9, 6pm - Kingsgate Library
November 13, 6pm - Kirkland Library
December 11, 6pm -Kingsgate Library
- Megan Melloy, Chair
- Shawn Thornsberry, Secretary
- Eric DeJong
- Alpa Parikh
- Deepa Narayanan
- Heiu Do, Youth member
- Chaodi Blue, Youth Member
- Youth Member Open Position (apply here)
Friends of the Library of Kirkland (FOLK) is an all volunteer organization founded in 1987 by Kirkland citizens.
The purpose of FOLK is:
- To encourage closer relations between the Kirkland Library and local citizens.
- To publicize the functions, resources, services and needs of the library.
- To help the library serve the public by funding special library purchases as well as sponsoring programs for children, teens and adults.
FOLK raises funds through the sale of books and DVDs donated by the public. We do not accept vinyl records, foreign language materials, encyclopedias, magazines, professional journals or items that are otherwise not acceptable for resale.
Monetary gifts are also welcome . Many companies have matching gift programs for employee contributions. FOLK is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our TaxID # is 94-3047476. Donations are tax deductible.
For more information on volunteering or to join FOLK please contact the Kirkland Library at (425) 822-2459.
Last Updated: October 23, 2013