Reminder: Friends of Edmonds Library to celebrate 40th anniversary Nov. 21

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.

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.

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Friends of the Edmonds Library looking for new board members

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is searching for qualified candidates interested in serving on the organization’s 2020 Board of Directors. The group is looking for enthusiastic people with fresh ideas, who love the Edmonds Library and want to serve the Edmonds community. The board meets once a month and has several open positions. In…

Reminder: Edmonds Library Family Storytime in the Park continues July 23

The Edmonds Library continues its family storytime at Edmonds parks at 11 a.m. Tuesdays in July. The remaining dates and places are: July 23 Mathay-Ballinger Park, 24100 78th Pl. W July 30 Edmonds City Park, 3rd Avenue South and Howell Way. Funny stories, action songs and creative activities will make you giggle and move while getting…

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Summer reading fun at Edmonds Library Friends Ongoing Book Sale, starting July 14

The latest offerings at the Friends of the Edmonds Library’s Ongoing Book Sale include learning materials, coloring books, craft books, activity books, all kinds of books for kids of different ages to read. The Friends announcement says these books are in excellent condition, and many are brand new. This display/sale will start at the Edmonds…

Friends of Edmonds Library awards annual graduate-level scholarship for 2019-2020

The Friends of the Edmonds Library Friday announced that Magenta Loera is the 2019-2020 recipient of its $4,000 University of Washington iSchool Scholarship. The annual scholarship, now in its 26th year, is intended for a second-year graduate student who is a resident of Washington State and focusing their studies on public librarianship. “Community engagement through…

Local libraries launching summer reading programs

Sno-Isle Libraries is urging kids and teens to blast off into a “Universe of Stories” with its Explore Summer reading program underway now at library branches throughout Snohomish and Island Counties, including the four local libraries in south Snohomish County. Teens and kids 18 and younger can sign up for the summer program at any…

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Comic books at Edmonds Library’s ongoing book sale starting June 9

Find some comic relief at the Edmonds Library ongoing book sale. A special comic book display starts Sunday, June 9 and runs to June 16. Proceeds from all sales directly support library programs and services. While you’re there, check the many shelves of books, CDs and DVDs for other bargains. It’s all managed by the Friends of…

Sno-Isle Libraries events and classes for June

While the weather in June may get you thinking about being outdoors more, Sno-Isle Libraries is going to tempt you to come inside with a number of special events and classes. Here are a select few at library branches in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road Eric Ode Presents: Space…

‘Transportation: Getting From Here to There’ discussion now on video

Representatives from Sound Transit and Community Transit and the cities of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace — which will be receiving light rail  stations — were at the Lynnwood Library Tuesday night to discuss “Transportation: Getting from Here to There” during the Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter program. Those speaking at the Lynnwood Library event included David…

Transportation focus of Issues That Matter discussion at Lynnwood Library May 14

Sno-Isle Libraries’ 2019 Issues That Matter series of community discussions comes to the Lynnwood Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 on the topic of Transportation: Getting from Here to There. Panelists include David Kleitsch, Director of Economic Development for the City of Lynnwood; Roland Behee, Manager of Planning for Community Transit; Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, Mountlake Terrace Mayor and Kamuron Gurol,…

Reminder: Friends of Edmonds Library brewfest and raffle March 24

For the third consecutive year, Gallaghers’ Where-U-Brew will host a fundraiser for the Friends of the Edmonds Library, and this year it will include the Here and There food truck. The fundraiser is set for Sunday, March 24, noon to 4 p.m. with a prize-filled raffle being drawn at 3 p.m. “This year in addition…

Third-graders competing in 2019 reading challenge

Sno-Isle Libraries’ 2019 Third Grade Reading Challenge events are underway. Officially called “The Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge,” the 2019 version of the literary trivia program involves third-graders at 51 elementary schools in 13 school districts across Snohomish and Island counties. In 2018, more than 1,300 students participated. Teams of 6-8 students…

Local libraries spring into March with classes and programs

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a number of special events and classes that will put a spring in your step during the month of March. Here are a few that stand out among the many scheduled at the library branches in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road Mo Willems Celebration —…

Sno-Isle Libraries reports on latest state audit findings

Sno-Isle Libraries reported that for the 32nd year in a row, it has received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The latest in the string of official reports are the accountability audit for the period Jan. 1, 2016- Dec. 31, 2017, and the financial statements audit for the period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017. All audit reports are available…

Reminder: Cascade Mountain Boys to perform at Edmonds Library Feb. 16

A reminder that the free Cascade Mountain Boys performance presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission and Edmonds Sno-Isle Library is this Saturday, Feb. 16. The free Wintergrass Preview event performance, part of the Music at the Library series, will run from 2-4:30 p.m. in the Plaza Room, above the Edmonds Library at 650 Main St….