The Edmonds Library was the place to be Saturday morning, as patrons of all ages were able to “test drive” a variety of technology services that the Sno-Isle Library System offers.
In addition, three winners of a Friends of the Edmonds Library-sponsored essay contest won a Kindle for their response to the question: “Why Today’s Modern Library is My Friend.” Runners up in the contest were also recognized with a certificate and a set of headphones.
The winners were in three categories — Tween, Teen and Older Adult — with the categories selected specifically to encourage literacy in younger age groups and technology proficiency in the older group, said Friends of the Edmonds Library’s Wendy Kendall. The Kindles were supplied through Symetra’s Matching Time and Matching Gift programs.
Kendall noted that Sno-Isle librarians are available to meet face-to-face with customers who “Book-a-Librarian” — receiving a free 30- to 60-minute session of personalized help finding information or using technology.
Essay winners recognized include:
Older adult: Winner Dorothy Lindstrom; honorable mention Kay Vreeland.
Teen: Winner Braden Frost; honorable mention Gretchen Gaspers
Tween: Winner Jacob Sawyer; honorable mentions (tie) Dylan Strauss, Kaden Topping, Isabel Berman and Tony Dickinson