Kenmore Library teams up with Northshore Y to help kids

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Kenmore Library has partnered with the City of Kenmore and the Northshore YMCA to provide weekly food and programs for local kids in need during the summer.

Kenmore librarians will be visiting the Northshore Y Summer Lunch program at Kenmore City Hall every Tuesday from July 12 - August 30 from 11:30am - 1pm.

Listen to a story or do a fun STEM activity. Hop on the Mobile Learning Lab and code with Google's CS program. Grab a great book to read. Learn all summer long!

They are teaming up with other community organizations such as Totes to Go, to provide snacks the kids can take away with them at the end of the day and providing activities at a feeding site at the First Lutheran Church in Bothell.

King County Library System (KCLS) serves 18 school districts within its 2,307 square mile service area. In many communities, nearly half of children face high food insecurity, and rely on free meals during the school year.

In summer, they go hungry, while summer nutrition programs have difficulty connecting kids to the meals available. Hunger and boredom all summer affect children’s capacity to learn, and they fall behind their more affluent peers.

KCLS and local nutrition agencies combined their missions in 2015, providing free meals and library summer learning outreach in high-need areas.

All the King County libraries provide activities for all kids during the summer. Check with your closest library for details.
  • Richmond Beach 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 98177, (206) 546-3522
  • Shoreline 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155, (206) 362-7550
  • Lake Forest Park 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155, (206) 362-8860
  • Kenmore 6531 NE 181st St, Kenmore 98028, (425) 486-8747


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