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…

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Music at the Edmonds Library Oct. 18 features Four Shillings Short

The third season of Music at the Library begins on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m., with a free performance by Four Shillings Short. Enjoy entertainment in a traditional music style rooted in Celtic and Americana Folk, and inspired by Raga and Ethnic idioms. There will be pieces from Ireland, Scotland, England, Europe, the Americas,…

Reminder: Read, recommend, raffle with Friends of the Edmonds Library

The Friends of the Edmonds Library are raffling off prizes as part of their annual book recommendation drive. This year’s prizes include Kindle tablets, Kindle readers, and Beats headphones. To enter, submit a book recommendation of 200-400 words to the online form at bit.ly/edmondsraffle by Oct. 27. Reviews submitted may be posted on the Edmonds…

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NW authors featured at Friends of Edmonds Library Ongoing Book Sale

Read local at the Northwest Authors display by the Friends of the Edmonds Library. Starting Oct. 7, the Ongoing Book Sale in the Edmonds Library will feature a large variety of books with captivating stories, including collected series for fans of specific Northwest authors. All proceeds go directly to the Edmonds Library to support activities…

Read, recommend, raffle with Friends of the Edmonds Library

Starting Oct. 1, the Friends of the Edmonds Library are raffling off prizes as part of their annual book recommendation drive. This year’s prizes include Kindle tablets, Kindle readers, and Beats headphones. To enter, submit a book recommendation of 200-400 words to the online form at bit.ly/edmondsraffle by Oct. 27. Reviews submitted may be posted…

Sno-Isle Libraries to host series on communicating with teens

Providing guidance for tweens and teens as they develop isn’t always a clear path. To lend a hand, Sno-Isle Libraries and Cocoon House are partnering on a series of classes to support parents and caregivers. The classes are taught by Cocoon House staff members and will take place at the Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Lynnwood, Mariner, Snohomish…

Bird books featured during Edmonds Library ongoing book sale

Just in time for Puget Sound Bird Fest, people are flocking to the Friends of the Edmonds Library Ongoing Book Sale to pluck their favorite bird books from the Bird Fest Display. So spread your wings and take home some books of your own and enjoy learning all about our fine feathered friends.While you’re there,…

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Friends of the Edmonds Library looking for board members

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is searching for qualified candidates interested in serving on our 2019 Board of Directors. We are 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. If you have experience in…

Librarians mean business at Sno-Isle Libraries

Helping local businesses get started and grow is a priority for Sno-Isle Libraries. So much so that there is a team of librarians on the job. “We have amazing business resources available through our community libraries,” said Emily Felt, the recently appointed lead librarian for business services. “We also provide direct connections to business experts…

Sno-Isle Libraries board names Lois Langer Thompson as executive director

Lois Langer Thompson will be the next executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Thompson is currently director at Hennepin County Library, which serves Minneapolis and the surrounding county. Her appointment was announced at the Aug. 27 Board of Trustees meeting and follows a nationwide search. Thompson and two other finalists for the position recently spent three…

Sno-Isle Libraries executive director search down to three finalists

Three finalists are in the running to be the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries. The finalists, according to a library system announcement Monday, are: Tess Mayer, Director, Library Outreach, Programs and Services at the King County Library System (KCLS). Mayer joined KCLS in 2015. She worked at The Seattle Public Library for a decade…

Sno-Isle libraries are cool, especially in the heat

In the heat of the summer, finding a way to stay cool can a problem. Sno-Isle Libraries has a solution: Visit your community library. Of the 23 library buildings, 20 have air conditioning and are open to the public during regular business hours. Open hours can vary from building to building. Wi-fi is free and…

Summer reading can set stage for school success, and Sno-Isle Libraries ready to help

As youngsters get set to slide into summer, Sno-Isle Libraries is ready to help stop their academic slide in June, July and August. “There are plenty of studies that show ‘summer slide’ is real,” said Joy Feldman, early learning coordinator at Sno-Isle Libraries. “Students begin to lose skills learned during the school year if they…

‘Bookworm’ settles in for good read atop Edmonds Library flower pole

Call it perfect product placement. The latest flower basket pole installed Wednesday morning by the City of Edmonds — located at the entrance to the Edmonds Library — is a bookworm According to a city announcement, five flower basket poles were recently replaced by the City of Edmonds. The new black poles are designed to…

Sno-Isle Libraries to place funding measure before voters in April 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries will ask voters to maintain funding with a ballot measure in April 2018, according to a library system announcement sent Tuesday. “Going to the voters is not a decision we take lightly,” Board of Trustees President Marti Anamosa said before a unanimous vote at the Dec. 11 regular meeting. “Libraries are vital to…