Edmonds Library closed after burst pipe causes water damage

The Edmonds Library is closed until further notice due to a water pipe that burst overnight. According to Sno-Isle Libraries Marketing and Communications Manager Katie Leone, the building — located at 650 Main St. — suffered water damage. The issue was discovered around 7 a.m. Friday. No customers were in the building at the time,…

Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale set for June 25

The Friends of the Edmonds Library community book sale is back this Saturday, June 25 from 1-4 p.m. at the Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., in Kennedy Hall. Parking is on site, and doors will be open to let the sunshine flow through. Hundreds of donated books will be available at heavily discounted prices:…

Sno-Isle Libraries branches to be expanding hours starting July 1

Beginning July 1, Sno-Isle Libraries will be adding 100 open hours across its community library system each week. Many libraries will open at 9 a.m. and remain open later into the evening. Here are the hours for nearby libraries Brier Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Edmonds Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6…

Bestselling author R.L. Stine at online library event June 15

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting an online webinar with author R.L. Stine on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. It includes a moderated conversation with Stine, who is the bestselling author/creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Streethorror fiction series of books for kids and teens. Stine will also be giving a special reading during the one-hour…

Summer reading with Sno-Isle Libraries begins June 20

Summer reading at Sno-Isle Libraries — an annual event for all children and teens — begins June 20 and continues through Sept. 11. After reading or being read to for 10 hours, each participant receives a free book provided through the generous support of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and Friends of the Library groups. The…

Save the date: Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale June 25

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friends of the Edmonds Library will be hosting its community book sale on Saturday, June 25 from 1-4 p.m. at the Edmonds United Methodist Church. Save the date for this popular event, which features heavily discounted used books in several popular genres, including fiction, mystery, biography, history,…

Friends of the Edmonds Library ongoing book sale returns

If you’ve visited the Edmonds Library recently, you’ve likely noticed the return of a familiar feature: the Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale. This sale space, located in the center of the library near the computer, helps the Friends generate income to support Edmonds Library programs and services that may fall outside of the…

Sno-Isle Libraries program explores the Asian experience in America

Sno-Isle Libraries’ Whidbey Reads program — in a virtual format available to all — is celebrating the Asian American experience with online events in March and April. The program culminates April 27 in a conversation with Charles Yu, author of 2021 National Book Award winner “Interior Chinatown.” Avid readers have gathered each spring since 2003…

Free masks available at branches of Sno-Isle Libraries

Those looking to upgrade their masks for better protection can now get free KN90 masks at their local libraries, the Snohomish Health District said. Upgraded masks, like KN90, KF94 or N95, offer a higher level of protection compared to cloth or disposable procedure masks. Unfortunately, that higher quality comes with a higher price tag, especially when they…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation appoints Christina Kourteva executive director

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board has appointed Christina Kourteva as the next foundation executive director. She assumed the role on Jan. 24.   “It is an incredible opportunity and privilege to be a part of this organization, to build upon the important work already happening, and to find new ways to connect our library supporters with the…

Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks new board members

The Friends of the Edmonds Library has three open positions on its 2022 board of directors, and is seeking volunteers from the community to fill them. Applicants must share an enthusiasm for the Edmonds Library, and be available to participate in monthly board meetings. Learn more and apply here by Monday, Jan 3, 2022. Openings include:…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation invests in capital facilities

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation has announced its 2022 budget, which includes an investment of $200,000 to Sno-Isle Libraries to contribute toward matching capital improvement grants the library district received from Washington State. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that uses private donations to fund programs throughout the 23-library Sno-Isle Libraries district. “We work alongside and…

Have a chocolate lover on your gift list? Sno-Isle Libraries has a class for that

“Easy, Edible Gifts for Chocolate Lovers” is a virtual class presented by local pastry chef Cam Zarcone via Sno-Isle Libraries Wednesday, Dec. 1. Zarcone will show you how easy it is to make homemade chocolate truffles (both bittersweet and a raspberry variation) along with a scrumptious batch of the chocolate-caramel Brazilian candies Brigadeiros — all…

Sno-Isle Libraries offers free help to improve digital skills

As more and more services move online, Sno-Isle Libraries works to find innovative ways to help customers gain the skills they need to successfully navigate the complex digital world. “The digital divide is real and we want to help people build their skills with computers and get them comfortable with the internet since so many…

Enjoy an online night of spooky stories for adults Thursday

Boo! The Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting “Night Terrors: Strange Encounters Around the Pacific,” an online evening of ghost stories for grown-ups presented by storyteller Alton Chung Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. Organizers note most of the stories presented are reported to be true accounts of spectral encounters that “are not for kids or…

Join a Book Talk with Friends of the Edmonds Library Sept. 30

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will host a community Book Talk this Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. What have you read or listened to this year? Anything you’ve learned, loved, or loathed? Join your fellow bibliophiles/audiophiles for an open online discussion, facilitated by the Friends. Free registration required at link below…

Friends of Edmonds Library to feature Edmonds Waterfront Center at June 24 meeting

In its last meeting until September, the Friends of the Edmonds Library has invited staff from the Edmonds Waterfront Center to speak at its Thursday, June 24 meeting. Waterfront Center staff will share information about services and programs being offered through the intergenerational community space. Register at the Friends of the Edmonds Library events page for the meeting,…

Sno-Isle Libraries adapting as state’s pandemic safety rules ease

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a year of transition to Sno-Isle Libraries, and June will see more changes as public health rules are expected to ease. Throughout the pandemic, Sno-Isle Libraries staff have been working on ways to bring more services to customers with contact-free delivery options, online programs and events, and the gradual reintroduction…

Scriber Lake HS student authors to present at May 27 Friends of Edmonds Library meeting

Scriber Lake High School student authors will be the guest speakers at the Friends of the Edmonds Library’s May member meeting Thursday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctdO-qrzIjE9y18nMMlyXIj0dt7rYArknk. Registering will send a link immediately to your email, which you can use to join the meeting. The students will share what they have been working…

Reminder: Author William McClain to speak at March 25 Friends of Edmonds Library meeting

Local author William McClain will discuss his book The Risk in Crossing Borders at the Friends of the Edmonds Library free virtual program at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25. You can register here to have a meeting link sent directly to your email. McClain will share what led him to writing in general, and this book specifically, as well as experiences…

Sno-Isle Libraries gradually reopening community libraries to customers

Sno-Isle Libraries said it is gradually reopning community libraries to its customers, with Grab ‘n’ Go service being offered this week at the Brier and Lynnwood libraries. “Library customers tell me every day they appreciate the adaptions we have made, but really need access to our in-building services,” Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson…

Friends of Edmonds Library to host panel discussion with EPIC writers Feb. 25

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is hosting a virtual panel discussion with EPIC Group Writers from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 25. Authors Mindy Halleck and Dorothy Van Soest will discuss with EPIC President and author Judith Works where they get their inspiration, and how character and plot come together to make a book you…