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 School, Arlington Library, Arlington Pharmacy, and the Arlington Boys and Girls Club.

Tickets to eight other AquaSox home games are available at all 21 libraries in the Sno-Isle system, which serves Island and Snohomish counties, and from the Sno-Isle bookmobile. Game days are July 17, 23, 26 and 27; and Aug. 10, 12, 17 and 19.

The tickets are paid for by BECU, Fred Meyer, Safeco Insurance and Whidbey Island Bank.

“We are most grateful to these sponsors,” said Kristin Piepho, children’s services coordinator for the library district. “Encouraging kids and their families to participate in community events like baseball games is part of this year’s Explore Summer program.”

Children enrolled in the program will earn a book, and a chance to win a new bicycle, if they read 10 books (or 1,000 pages) and participate in four activities. They can enroll at their community library or online at sno-isle.org/explore-summer.

The bicycles—two for each library and the bookmobile—are donated by the Freemasons of Washington, with the assistance of the Fred Meyer in Monroe.

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