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New Edmonds managing librarian emphasizes importance of community

New Edmonds managing librarian emphasizes importance of community

Integration, community and people are what Chy Ross, the new managing librarian at Edmonds Library, is all about. An Everett local and transplant from Mountlake Terrace Library, where he was also the library manager, Ross moved into the top position at Edmonds Library in mid-December, filling the shoes of longtime Managing Librarian Lesly Kaplan, who retired. “I’m happy right where I am,” he said.... »

Reminder: Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Feb. 26

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by a 1:30 p.m. meeting featuring as guest speakers students from the Edmonds Community College International Students program. Edmonds CC established the first program for international students in Washington state. The meeting is at the library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free.... »

State health plan information, help at Edmonds Library Feb. 4 and 11

If you have questions about the state health care exchange and what health plans are available to you, help is available the next two Wednesdays — Feb. 4 and 11 — from 3-5 p.m. at the Edmonds Library. According to Library Manager Chy Ross, a representative from Sea Mar Community Health Centers will help people with applications or questions regarding the Washington Healthplanfinder sta... »

IRS makes fewer forms available at library, patrons can download and print material

IRS makes fewer forms available at library, patrons can download and print material

Because of Internal Revenue Service cutbacks, Snohomish County residents seeking printed tax forms will find fewer of them in their community libraries. “Some basic forms will be available, but even the number of those will be limited,” said Terry Beck, information services manager for Sno-Isle Libraries. “The Tax Forms Outlet Program that supplies us with forms blames the appropriations bill rece... »

Reminder: Carol Schillios to speak at Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting Jan. 22

Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by the 1:30 p.m. guest speaker Carol Schillios, founder of the nonprofit Fabric of Life Foundation. The foundation supports projects focused on improving the quality of life for women and their families,with anti-poverty efforts in Mali and other African countries. The meeting is at the Library’s upstai... »

Scene in Edmonds: Science presentation gets a reaction

Scene in Edmonds: Science presentation gets a reaction

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Students can take SAT practice test at Lynnwood Library Saturday

Students can take SAT practice test at Lynnwood Library Saturday

High school students can gain valuable practice by taking the new SAT under realistic testing conditions, which will help them to better understand the test and to accurately measure their performance before taking the official test. The practice test will be from noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Lynnwood Library large meeting room. Students may bring calculators, pencils and scratch paper. T... »

Sno-Isle Libraries names Chy Ross new manager at Edmonds Library

Sno-Isle Libraries names Chy Ross new manager at Edmonds Library

Sno-Isle Libraries announced Monday that Chy Ross has been selected as the managing librarian for Edmonds Library after serving as the managing librarian for Mountlake Terrace Library since August 2013. Ross has been with Sno-Isle Libraries since 2005 in positions that included temporary managing librarian at Snohomish Library, managing librarian at Lake Stevens Library, and assistant managing lib... »

Scene in Edmonds: Books galore at library sale

Scene in Edmonds: Books galore at library sale

The Francis Anderson Center gym was the scene of the 33rd annual Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale on Saturday. “This year we had more than 500 cartons of books donated,” said Darla Lane, chair of the book sale. “All books are donated by local individuals and businesses.” Lane expects the sale will generate between $10-11 thousand. Proceeds help fund an information s... »

Reminder: Friends of the Edmonds Library Book Sale set for Oct. 25

Reminder: Friends of the Edmonds Library Book Sale set for Oct. 25

Friends of the Edmonds Library is holding its 33rd annual Bargain Book Sale this Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. The sale runs from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and again from 2-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Edmonds Library, the sale features donated books, CDs and DVDs of interest to children, teens and adults. All proceeds benefit the Edmonds Library. Also look for th... »

Film, genealogy programs at Edmonds Library in October

Film, genealogy programs at Edmonds Library in October

The Edmonds Library is offering many activities during the month of October, but Librarian Lesly Kaplan pointed out two particular programs of note: Friday evening, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., come join film critic Robert Horton as he shares some of the wildest literary adaptations and describes how they show us something new. Be open to the unexpected at this free after-hours Library program, supported by ... »

Sno-Isle Libraries conducting customer survey

Sno-Isle Libraries conducting customer survey

Sno-Isle Libraries is currently undertaking a project to improve information and reference services. In order to learn how to best serve our communities we have created a brief survey to gather customer feedback. You can access the Information Services Survey here. »

Now at the Edmonds Library: Do-It-Yourself Book Review

What’s the first thing you want to do when you finish a great book? Of course, you want to let all your friends know how much you enjoyed it, and recommend they try it. Well your library friends are waiting to hear your Edmonds Adult Book Review. This summer take a look at the online Sno-Isle Library site  at http://sno-isle.org/reviews to see what your library friends are recommending. It’s so ea... »

Reading fun for all ages at Edmonds Library this summer

Reading fun for all ages at Edmonds Library this summer

According to Edmonds Public Library Managing Librarian Lesly Kaplan, many young children experience the summer slump, where reading achievement can actually decline during the summer months. The library has a fun program — Explore Summer — designed to help kids keep their reading skills strong. In Explore Summer, children challenge themselves to read 10 books or 1,000 pages, plus do tw... »

Sno-Isle Libraries hires firm to increase engagement with young, digital-savvy customers

Sno-Isle Libraries hires firm to increase engagement with young, digital-savvy customers

Hoping to build the next generation of library customers, Sno-Isle Libraries has kicked-off a research and engagement project targeting the Generation Y and Z market. The 18-month project focuses on 13- to 29-year-olds within Snohomish and Island counties. A library staff team kicked off the project in early June with the services of OrangeBoy, Inc., a customer intelligence and strategy company wi... »

Edmonds Library distributing free Everett Aqua Sox tickets this summer

Continuing a summer tradition, Sno-Isle Libraries is distributing free Everett AquaSox tickets to families in its two-county service area this summer. There is one difference this year. Two thousand tickets to the June 16 baseball game, a benefit for those affected by the March 22 mudslide, are available to anyone in the communities near that disaster area. They can be picked up at Darrington High... »

Sno-Isle Libraries debuts service for downloading movies, TV shows, books

Sno-Isle Libraries debuts service for downloading movies, TV shows, books

Sno-Isle Libraries brings you a new service that will expand your library enjoyment. On Monday, May 1, the Library debuted a new digital download service titled Hoopla. Get ready to borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with this new service. It’s ready to enjoy on your PC, tablet, or phone. The cost? Free with your library card! According to the library: Hoopla is an innovative new service tha... »

‘Best Book I Ever Read’ poster contest winners honored at reception

‘Best Book I Ever Read’ poster contest winners honored at reception

A reception for the City of Edmonds Arts Commission “Best Book I Ever Read” poster contest winners — all third graders — was held on Thursday, April 17 in Edmonds Plaza Room. This year’s featured speaker was children’s book author/illustrator Robyn Chance. This year’s Outstanding Award Winners are Sara Bone, Westgate; Naomi Chao Madrona; Avalyn Cox, Seaview; Grace Doquilo, Sherwood; Jo... »

Reminder: Friends of Edmonds Library to meet Thursday

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by the 1:30 p.m. guest speaker Debra Dill from Edmonds Park and Recreation. Dill will talk about the city’s flower program. The meeting is at the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. You can learn more about the Friends at edmondslibraryfriends.org. »

Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Jan. 23

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Jan. 23, starting at 1 p.m. for coffee followed by a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers are Kim Kraft from International Student Services, and a panel of international students who will share information about their cultures. The meeting is at the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. You can learn more about th... »

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