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Future Services pilot project begins at Bothell, Kenmore libraries

King County Library Services (KCLS) has launched a new service delivery model, Future Services, which will extend services beyond library walls to reach even more people.

The Future Services pilot project began Jan. 2 in two library groups: the Bothell, Kenmore and Kingsgate libraries; and the Federal Way 320th, Federal Way and Vashon libraries.

The project will move librarians out of the library and into the community to bring programs and services to homebound patrons or those who currently do not have easy access to a library. This includes programs such as Library2Go! vehicles, which visit in-home day-care centers and other community sites, such as senior centers, community centers and after-school programs.

After a yearlong implementation and evaluation of the pilot, KCLS will develop a plan to subsequently roll out the model to all libraries.

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