Pop-up services will be available in Plaza Room during Edmonds Library renovation

The pop-up library in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room. (Photo courtesy Sno-Isle Libraries)

Good news for Edmonds Library customers. Sno-Isle Libraries spokesperson Katie Leone said Friday that the upstairs Edmonds Plaza Room will continue to be used for pop-up library services while the Edmonds Library is being renovated.

“Due to the Edmonds Art Festival, the pop-up will be closed from June 9-20, and will return on June 21 for browsing, printing, surfing the internet and summer reading,” Leone said.

A water pipe break sent 60,000 gallons of water in the library on June 23, 2022. Since that time, the library has been operating a pop-up space in the upstairs Plaza Room.

Sno-Isle said it will be investing at least $2.5 million into the Edmonds Library restoration and modernization project, including a new gathering and community meeting room, study space and an interactive children’s play area. (Read more about the plans in our earlier story here.)

A construction update from the City of Edmonds and Sno-Isle in mid-May indicated that customers would be able to access limited library services onsite in a temporary space in the library parking lot. That plan has now changed and the Plaza Room will continue to be used — following the arts festival — for the duration of construction.


  1. I am interested in how Sno-Isle and the city have changed the water system to prevent another such event.
    I remember when the landscaping was done in the early 2000s. I was a member of the library board while the library was run by the city. Edmonds voted to be in the Sno-Isle system in the early 2000s. The city owns the building and land but Sno-Isle runs the library. I question the wisdom of how the landscaping was done. Obviously there was no way the city could detect the water which spilled all through the night.
    I hope there is a leak detection system. Also a change of plants to be ones that don’t require heavy watering would be good to do.
    Another little known arrangement is that a fund was set up for the Edmonds Library because we pay the highest taxes among the cities in the system. In the past the fund was about $700,000. Where is the money coming from for all the improvements?

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