Library Board

The Kirkland Library Board was established in 1951 through an ordinance passed by the Kirkland City Council. The purpose of the Board is to serve as an advisory body to the Council and the City Manager, and it also serves as liaison to the King County Library District (KCLS) and its designated librarians regarding library service issues and community interests. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Board meeting alternate between the downtown and Kingsgate branches, however, in keeping with current COVID restrictions, meets are currently being held virtually on Zoom.

Library Board
Next Meeting

6:00 PM - Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 CANCELLED

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 12, 2021

Location: Virtual Meeting | Zoom Meeting Information: Coming Soon

Webinar ID: 

Agenda and Materials: Here  

Past Meeting Archives       Past Meeting Recordings 

Note: The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our community members and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulties that may occur with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for a recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library Board Members

Harry Bruce (term expires March 31, 2024)

Harry Bruce - Chair

Harry moved to Kirkland 22 years ago from Sydney, Australia to work at the University of Washington. He retired from his role as Dean of the Informational School (iSchool) at the UW in 2019. He's been a library educator, researcher and leader for more than three decades. Harry's academic qualification's include a Ph.D in Library and Information Science; a masters degree in Library and Information Science; and a Graduate Diploma in Teacher Leadership. He is deeply committed to the role of public libraries as information, education, and service hubs for their communities. Harry says he loves living in Kirkland and is "honored to serve on the Library Board."

Hannah Goodmansen (term expires March 31, 2023)

Hannah Goodmansen

Hannah moved to Kirkland three years ago with her family. She has four years of experience working in libraries and is hoping to go into library sciences as a full-time career. She has just graduated from Bothell High School and is planning for her next step - college! Hannah is very exited about serving on the Library and to become even more involved in the Kirkland community. 


Julia Nolan - Chair (term expires March 31, 2025)

Julia Nolan 

Julia moved to Kirkland several years ago and currently works as a data analyst at Puget Sound Energy. In addition to her passion for using data to improve customer experiences, she loves reading and writing. She has served as a senior editor of "Allegory" for over a decade and has published short stories in a number of speculative fiction magazines. Julia loves that libraries have the ability to enhance the lives of all members of the community, and is excited to serve Kirkland through her work on the Library Board in the years to come.


Tracey Tymczyszyn (term expires March 31, 2024)

Tracey Tymczyszyn 

Tracey Tymczyszyn moved to Washington in 2014 shortly after completing her master's degree in educational leadership from Columbia University.  She is a committed educational leader who is passionate about fostering learning environments that inspire both scholars and fellow educators.  She has served in multiple educational positions throughout her career, including as a teacher, principal, and director of instruction.  She currently serves as the principal of Hazelwood Elementary School in Newcastle, WA.  She is passionate about the role of libraries within the community and the importance of local advocacy.  She began her career through Teach for America and maintains a deep commitment to educational equity.




VACANT (term expires March 31, 2024)



Jacob Lee, Youth (term expires March 31, 2023)

Jacob Lee - Youth Member

Bio coming soon!