The month of June is shaping up to be quite busy for the King County Library System, with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) an important focus.
For the first time, Juneteenth will be honored and celebrated as a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. KCLS will observe the holiday on Sunday, June 19. A partnership with the City of Tukwila features an in-person Juneteenth celebration the day before, on Saturday, June 18, from 2-4pm. The event, being held in the outdoor plaza next to the Tukwila Library, includes books and resources, plus civic engagement activities for youth.