The King County Library System Foundation mobilizes resources to enrich our community through the King County Library System.
Founded in 1991, the KCLS Foundation raises private funds for outreach services and special programs not covered by the publicly funded Library System budget.
1937: The Women's Progress Club of McKinley Hill change their name to The Wednesday Study Club and pass a motion to sponsor a library with just $4.85 in the treasury
1937: A $351.93 216-square-foot library (built in just one week) opens at the corner of South 120th and Des Moines Way South
1943: Boulevard Park is one of the first libraries to join KCLS
1960s: The Wednesday Study Club plans a larger library
1971: Opening of the expanded, 6,536 square-foot library