Sno-Isle Libraries this week begins ‘soft launch’ of contact-free services

Preparing to begin contact-free services for customers, Sno-Isle Libraries started with a “soft launch” this week that allows customers to return materials borrowed prior to the closure of branch libraries due to COVID-19. Sno-Isle Libraries spokesperson Jim Hills said the soft launch started Monday, June 15  for customers with existing borrowing requests made before the library…

Sno-Isle Libraries launches virtual worker retraining project for IT help desk jobs

Sno-Isle Libraries is launching the new Virtual Worker Retraining Project to help out-of-work individuals gain access to in-demand jobs in Information Technology. They plan to assist 20 individuals achieve a CompTIA A+ certificate, an entry-level IT certification that is required for many IT help desk jobs.   Sno-Isle is currently inviting potential participants to apply to…

Teacher Marjie Bowker to speak at Friends of Edmonds Library May 28 virtual meeting

Scriber Lake High School teacher Marjie Bowker is the featured speaker at the Friends of the Edmonds Library’s first-ever virtual member meeting this Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. RSVPs here are appreciated, though not required. In November, Bowker was part of a delegation from Washington State that was privileged to meet His Holiness the Dalai…

Libraries will follow governor’s plan for reopening, Sno-Isle executive director says

When Sno-Isle Libraries might reopen to the public was a topic addressed by Sno-Isle’s Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson during the county’s COVID-19 Monday briefing. “We love that people really want us open; that makes me really happy,” Langer Thompson said. The library system is following Gov. Jay Inslee’s phased approach, in which libraries are included…

Love the Edmonds Library? Join the Friends

A library can never have too many friends. For over 40 years, the Friends of the Edmonds Library has built community support for Edmonds Library programs and services. And you can support the Friends’ mission by becoming a member. Have you used a computer at the library? Friends contribute to that quality equipment. Have you…

Sno-Isle Libraries takes storytimes, book clubs and pub trivia online

Since Sno-Isle Libraries customers can’t get to programs for the time being, Sno-Isle Libraries will bring programs to customers in digital form.  New digital programming began on Friday, April 10, initially with virtual book club groups, Ready Readers storytimes and pub trivia.  It’s part of Sno-Isle Libraries effort to reach as many customers in as many…

Local libraries may be closed but Wi-Fi access is available outside

For those who don’t have internet access at home, a significant downside of the stay-at-home orders to fight COVID-19 has been the accompanying closure of Sno-Isle Libraries branches and its free wireless connection. This is especially true for those who need to go online to perform essential tasks, such as applying for unemployment or job…

Sno-Isle Libraries will close to public at 6 PM March 13

All Sno-Isle Libraries buildings will close to the public at 6 p.m., Friday, March 13. “We will continually reassess to determine the length of the closure,” Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson said on Thursday. “This was a difficult decision and was made based on Snohomish Health District recommendations, the Governor’s emergency declaration regarding…

Sno-Isle Libraries cancel all events amid health concerns

Sno-Isle Libraries announced Wednesday that it is canceling all events scheduled for the system’s 23 libraries across Snohomish and Island counties through March 31. “In light of the actions ordered this morning by Gov. Inslee and officials in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties, these steps by the library are prudent and necessary,” said Sno-Isle Libraries…

New shelving installation planned for Ongoing Book Sale at Edmonds Library

The Ongoing Book Sale space at the Edmonds Library will be undergoing renovations over the holidays, so there will be changes in times when book donations will be accepted and books will be sold. The ongoing sales is supported entirely by Friends of the Edmonds Library volunteers, as well as community members who donate and…

Friends of Edmonds Library celebrates 40 years of support for community literacy

“We’ve come a long way since 1979,” began outgoing Friends of the Edmonds Library President Luke Distelhorst as he welcomed an estimated 100 guests to the group’s gala 40th anniversary celebration Thursday evening at Brigid’s Bottleshop in Salish Crossing. “Forty years ago, 15 citizens came together to found Friends of the Edmonds Library to support and…

Thursday: Friends of Edmonds Library to celebrate 40th anniversary

Founded by 15 members in 1979, the Friends of the Edmonds Library now has nearly 200 members and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 21. “We want to recognize four decades of amazing work by Friends volunteers, and also hear from our community members about what the library means to them,” said Friends…

Friends of the Edmonds Library announces Kindle raffle winners

The Friends of the Edmonds Library has announced the winners of its Kindle Raffle, chosen from readers who submitted their favorite books. The Kindles were donated by Symetra. The Friends also offered thanks to the Edmonds Library staff for their work to make the raffle a success. The winners will receive their Kindles at the 40th anniversary Friends…

Friends of Edmonds Library to celebrate 40 years with a party Nov. 21

With 15 founding members, Friends of the Edmonds Library filed articles of incorporation with the Washington Secretary of State’s Office on July 11, 1979. In 1980, Friends of the Edmonds Library gave $868 to the Edmonds Library from book sale proceeds. The Friends of the Edmonds Library has come a long way in four decades….

DVD deals during Friends of the Edmonds Library ongoing book sale

Friends of the Edmonds Library is in the midst of a fantastic week of bargains at its ongoing book sale, featuring Just A Dollar DVD Deals. All DVDs are a dollar. Stop by and take advantage of this sale to find great stocking stuffers, holiday gifts, surprise gifts, and treats for yourself. It’s a great…

Sneeringer to speak at Edmonds Library Friends Sept. 26 meeting

Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Edmonds Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Mary Kay Sneeringer of the Edmonds Bookshop will be giving her always-popular talk on her top book recommendations. Social time begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free…

Help for Seniors event at Edmonds Library Sept. 30

A seminar aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions is set for Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to ensure that you have taken all of your…

Raptors to visit Edmonds Library Sept. 18

Come see live raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls when the Sarvey Wildlife Center visits the Edmonds Library from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Meet the feathered members of Sarvey’s Educational Team and learn a bit more why they are at the center. The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St. in Edmonds.