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…

Library Friends’ ongoing book sale to feature local authors, starting Oct. 1

Friends of the Edmonds Library Ongoing Book Sale will feature a display of the authors in our midst. Starting Sunday, Oct, 1, Northwest and local authors’ books will be on show for purchase at discounted prices. You’ll find great books to buy, from established favorites to the newly published. Stop by with your holidays gift…

Friends of Edmonds Library seeking candidates for 2018 board of directors

The Friends of the Edmonds Library Nominating Committee is searching for qualified candidates interested in serving on the Friends’ 2018 board of directors.  The Friends are looking for “enthusiastic people with fresh ideas, who love the library and want to serve the Edmonds community!” If you or someone you know is interested in a leadership…

Edmonds Library supporters cut ribbon for renovations

Edmonds Library supporters joined Edmonds Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and Mayor Dave Earling to cut the ribbon for the library’s largest renovations and upgrades in over 10 years, including new computers and desks, additional self-check machines, a new holds area, fresh paint and an updated customer service area. The upgrades were completed thanks to a…

Reminder: Edmonds Library to be closed May 25 for remodeling work

The Edmonds Library is going to spruce things up a bit, but the work will require a one-day closure. “The library will be closed on Thursday, May 25,” said Managing Librarian Richard Suico. “We will have staff members in the lobby from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help customers pick up the items they…

Three Edmonds Library volunteers to be recognized during April 22 ceremony

Three volunteers at the Edmonds Library are being recognized for their efforts. The President’s Volunteer Service Award will be presented April 22 to Kelly Smith and Shirley Vanderbilt. In addition, Emily McLaughlin Sta. Maria was nominated for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. A ceremony will take place at the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center in Marysville…

Reminder: Wintergrass music festival preview at Edmonds Library Feb. 4

Wintergrass Music Festival Preview in Edmonds Saturday, Feb.4 2-4:30 p.m. Edmonds Plaza Room 650 Main Street, Edmonds (above the library) Free The Edmonds Arts Commission and the Edmonds Library’s new monthly free-admission music series, “Music at the Library,” continues Saturday, Feb. 4, with a performance by Old Growth Bluegrass, followed by a jam session and…

DIY books featured during Friends of Edmonds Library ongoing book sale

The Friends of the Edmonds Library reports that its ongoing book sale has books on just about every craft item that you can imagine. Stop by the Edmonds Library to see the Friends’ new Do It Yourself (DIY) Display. Create something special for the holiday season. Pick up a discounted book or two or three,…

Turning the page: Friends of the Edmonds Library approves new Board of Directors

Noting her career as a teacher and thus her penchant for being well prepared, Leslie Elsaesser on Thursday launched into what I believe was a very personal speech on her chosen theme: transitions. Fall, winter, the seasons, holidays, aging; underlying metaphors for what we had gathered for, The Friends of the Edmonds Library annual meeting….

Kindle prizes for Friends of Edmonds Library creativity participants

Community members enjoyed the Libraries Inspire Creativity event sponsored by the Friends of the Edmonds Library/Symetra at the Edmonds Library Thursday night. Participants of all ages — from children to seniors — were asked to bring an entry to the library that showed their creativity, and they received a free raffle ticket and a chance…

Registration opens Oct. 10 for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event

Registration opens Monday, Oct. 10 for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, billed as a chance “to see and hear the region’s most fascinating thinkers, innovators and performers live onstage.” TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are free, but online registration is required at sno-isle.org/tedx. “These tickets quickly became very…

Mary Kay Sneeringer to talk books at Friends of Edmonds Library Sept. 22

Edmonds Bookshop owner Mary Kay Sneeringer is the guest speaker at the Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting this Thursday, Sept. 22. The meeting starts with coffee at 1 p.m. followed by the presentation. Sneeringer will choose new fiction and non-fiction books from her Edmonds Bookshop for discussion, and she’ll also highlight some children’s books…

Sno-Isle Libraries program looking for instructors with ‘write stuff’

Ernest Hemingway said writing is easy: “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” There definitely won’t been any bleeding and typewriters are unlikely, but Sno-Isle Libraries is looking for people who can help others be writers, maybe even the next Hemingway. “We’re soliciting proposals for a series of workshops, classes, lectures…

Friends of the Edmonds Library selling travel books

The Friends of the Edmonds Library‘s Ongoing Book Sale is displaying symptoms of the travel bug. A featured display of travel books and resources now for sale at bargain prices can be found in the Friends’ corner of the Edmonds Library at 650 Main St. And while you’re there, the Friends invite you to check…

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks teens for volunteer ambassador program

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting 14- to 18-year-olds to become teen ambassadors. Teem ambassadors will promote the library through its online channels, report on library events and represent Sno-Isle Libraries at school events. They will also have opportunities to review books, movies and music as well as assist with the Explore Summer kids program. Teen ambassadors…

Library invites youth to ‘Explore Summer’ with reading program

Think summer reading is lazing under a tree as a warm breeze turns the pages for you? Well, could be, but the Sno-Isle Libraries, “Explore Summer – Read, Learn Discover” program is aimed at youth from tiny to teens and has something more competitive, energetic and probably louder in store. “While children and teens of…