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….

All Sno-Isle community libraries closed Feb. 9

All branches of Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9. “For the safety of customers and employees, all community libraries will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9, due to snow and icy conditions,” Sno-Isle said on its home page Friday.

Edmonds Library Friends announce winners of reading recommendations raffle

The Friends of the Edmonds Library has announced winners of a raffle for those who entered a community reading recommendation event. The event was held in partnership with Symetra, and readers who submitted book recommendations were entered into a raffle for prizes. The Library Friends also offered thanks to the Edmonds Library staff, who made…

Book lovers gather for bargains at the 37th annual sale.

Another successful chapter for Friends of Edmonds Library annual sale

Last weekend’s Friends of the Edmonds Library annual book sale raise more than $9,000 to support library programs and services. The Friends report that for the 37th annual sale, the Frances Anderson Center gym was yet again “delightfully full” of donated books, DVDs, and CDs in a wide assortment of categories including children’s, fiction, history,…

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Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Oct. 25; book contest deadline Oct. 27

Two reminders from the Friends of the Edmonds Library: First, you’re invited to the Friends’ annual October meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., with a presentation from Kelley McConaughy, registrar of the Cascadia Art Museum. Second, the deadline is Saturday, Oct. 27 for the Friends of the Edmonds Library annual book recommendation drive, with…