Robotics team hosting informational meeting for kids, tweens May 31

  FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team Aftershock 9880 is holding a hands-on STEM workshop for second to eighth graders Friday, May 31. The event, hosted by the Edmonds Heights K-12 robotics team, will run from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. The informational workshop will give kids an introduction into the…

State chapter of Mutual UFO Network to present at Mountlake Terrace Library May 19

The Washington State Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is hosting a community presentation from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. MUFON is the world’s oldest and largest civilian UFO investigation and research organization, founded in 1969 by Walt Andrus of Seguin, Texas. The organization publishes a monthly journal, holds an annual symposium…

Department of Licensing mobile unit visiting Lynnwood Library Feb. 13

A mobile licensing team aiming to serve under-resourced Washington residents will be visiting Lynnwood Library Feb. 13. Services at the library, located at 19200 44th Ave. W., will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “DOL2Go” offers services such as issuing and renewing drivers licenses/identification cards, providing copies of drivers records and reviewing documents…

Sno-Isle Libraries launches community reading program

Sno-Isle Libraries is launching its inaugural community reading program “Sno-Isle Reads Together.” Connect with your community as readers can enjoy the same book; the selected title for the first program is Hollow Kingdom by Seattle author Kira Jane Buxton. Hollow Kingdom is a quirky, humorous and heroic tale following a crow in the apocalypse. Readers…

Sponsor spotlight: Check out your new Edmonds Library

Turn the page on a new adventure at your recently reopened Edmonds Library! The library opened Saturday, Jan. 13, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, children’s activities, and a new library card design. When the library closed that evening, over 3,000 people had walked through the doors. Walk into the new space and the first thing…

Edmonds Library rolls out the red carpet

The Edmonds Library on Saturday rolled out the red carpet, inviting community members and dignitaries to the grand reopening. Having been closed for 18 months due to a 2022 flood and subsequent major remodeling,  everyone was excited to participate in the unveiling of  the library’s many new features and layout. Hundreds of people braved very…

Refurbished, renewed and remodeled, Edmonds Library opens Saturday morning

After almost a year and half of extensive repairs and remodeling, the downtown Edmonds Library will throw open its doors at 11 a.m. Saturday morning, inviting the public to once again visit and enjoy the wide array of library services. Completely renovated and restored, the new facility is bright, open and uncluttered. In addition to…

Crafting for Night Owls offered online through Sno-Isle Libraries Jan. 5

Are you at your most creative at night? Craft and Chat — Crafting for Night Owls — is an online social event presented through Sno-Isle Libraries. Running from 9-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, it offers you the opportunity to skill share, learn about library resources and make connections with fellow crafters. All types of crafts…

Edmonds Library’s next chapter begins, with a grand reopening Jan. 13

Get your library cards ready. After being closed for 18 months due to flooding, the Edmonds Library will host a grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Sno-Isle Libraries, in partnership with the City of Edmonds, invites the community to join in celebrating the reopening, which will include a ribbon cutting, tours and activities….

Sno-Isle Libraries announces new trustee Griselda Guevara-Cruz

Sno-Isle Libraries has announced the appointment of Griselda Guevara-Cruz to its seven-member Board of Trustees, according to a news release. Guevara-Cruz is a resident of Edmonds and employed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction as Migrant Education Program Supervisor. Guevara-Cruz will serve a seven-year term as a library Trustee beginning January 1, 2024….

Edmonds Library continues to work from Frances Anderson Center

In partnership with the City of Edmonds, Edmonds Library will remain in the Frances Anderson Center, Room 301, to offer seamless service for the community until the remodeled library has opened, according to a news release. The Frances Anderson space will continue to be used for the library’s popular holds pickup. Edmonds customers pick up…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation elects eight new board members

The Sno–Isle Libraries Foundation welcomes eight new members to its Board of Directors, according to a news release. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sno–Isle Libraries. Guided by a board of directors, it helps extend the library district’s reach by supporting library programs, services and events, funding demonstration libraries in communities with limited library…

Dolly Parton Imagination Library sign-up event in Lynnwood Sept. 23

Families are invited to learn about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, see some of the books and enjoy refreshments in an upcoming event Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Lynnwood Library The Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age 5. United Way…

Sno-Isle Libraries digital equity initiative gets ARPA funding boost from county

Snohomish County is investing $1.5 million of its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation into a digital equity initiative operated by Sno-Isle Libraries. According to a Monday announcement, this funding will increase the capacity of their loanable computer with hot spots by 750 devices and will expand their digital navigator program, which helps library…

Work continues on Edmonds Library renovation; opening now expected by end of year

Work continues at the Edmonds Library, where the 17,500-square-foot facility at 650 Main St. is receiving a top-to-bottom upgrade — made necessary when an irrigation pipe leaked and spilled 60,000 gallons of water on June 23, 2022. More than 54,000 books and items had to be removed in the aftermath of the break. Officials hope…

Sno-Isle Libraries Employees United win union recognition

Workers at Sno-Isle Libraries made history last week by becoming the last non-unionized public library system in Western Washington to unionize. Sno-Isle Libraries Employees United (SILEU), which organized through AFSCME Council 2, will cover 377 workers across the library system’s 23 branches, Service Center and Library on Wheels. They won union recognition after the Public…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation seeks new members for board of directors

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is seeking to expand its Board of Directors with residents from Snohomish and Island Counties. Community members interested in making a difference for Sno-Isle Libraries are encouraged to apply by Aug. 15, 2023. As the fundraising arm of Sno-Isle Libraries, the foundation secures funds to support diverse library programs and initiatives. The…

Sno-Isle Libraries employees set to unionize

Any day now, employees at Sno-Isle Libraries could officially unionize, after years of being one of the only non-unionized library systems in the state. Sno-Isle Employees United (SILEU)’s petition to organize is pending under the Washington State Public Employment Relations Committee (PERC). They are organizing in affiliation with an existing union, the Association of Federal,…

Sno-Isle Libraries program for 3rd graders fosters lifelong love of reading 

Third grade represents an important point in a child’s education. At this age, students shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” Interventions for struggling readers after third grade are seldom as effective as those in the early years. Since 2013, Sno-Isle Libraries has partnered with schools to support this important milestone by fostering…

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

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…

Sno-Isle Libraries’ summer reading program for kids and teens underway

Sno-Isle Libraries Summer Reading program is designed to foster the love of reading in kids and teens across Island and Snohomish counties. All summer long, kids and teens can enjoy books and fun, free events at the library. Kids and teens who read (or are read to) for 10n hours will get a prize book…