Literary Lions Gala

March 16, 2019 - 6 PM

Bellevue Hyatt Regency

The KCLS Foundation's annual fundraiser, in its 26th year, is the library event of the year. More than 750 community members join together to raise funds for programs and services at the King County Library System.

Guests have the opportunity to have books signed by their favorite authors, shop at the pop-up bookstore, enjoy a delicious dinner, and mingle with other book lovers - all to support a great cause. In 2018, the Literary Lions Gala raised $500,000 for KCLS, helping to fund the innovative ideaX program.

The Literary Lions Gala also features the debut of the annual Author Salon event series, with tickets first offered for sale exclusively to Gala attendees. Author Salons are intimate events with popular authors at venues around the Seattle Area, held throughout the spring and summer. Attendees can get to know their favorite author while enjoying delicious food and wine, all at a unique venue. You can read more about the Author Salon series here.

The Keynote and Author panel announcement will be coming soon. Be sure you are signed up for our email list to be the first to hear important Gala announcements.  




Sarah Comstock  |  425-369-3290  |  secomstock@kclsfoundation.org


Tickets, Volunteering, and General Info

Paige Schultz Gu  |  425-369-3448  |  pmschultz@kclsfoundation.org


Authors, Keynote, and the Author Salon Series

Cindy Sharek  |  425-369-3225  |  cjsharek@kclsfoundation.org

Photos from the 2018 Literary Lions Gala