Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation announces five new board members

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sno-Isle Libraries, has appointed five new members from Snohomish and Island counties. Guided by a board of directors, the foundation helps extend the library district’s reach by supporting library programs, services and events, funding demonstration libraries in communities with limited library service, and investing in capital improvements…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation receives $100K grant

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The two-year grant will provide general operating support and Sno-Isle Libraries plans to use the funds to continue early literacy efforts and programs with a focus on social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. According to a library foundation…

Enjoy LEGO brick building at Lynnwood Library Oct. 13

The Lynnwood Library is inviting all children ages 6 and up to join in a LEGO brick-building hour. On Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the library will provide LEGO blocks for kids to showcase their creativity. Kids are welcome to stop by at anytime during the 60-minute activity session for some fun and snacks….

Learn how to grow an edible garden during Lynnwood Library event Aug. 20

The Lynnwood Library, in partnership with Verdant Health, will be hosting an event teaching community members how to grow an edible fall garden in whatever space they have available to them. This class is free and aimed toward beginner gardeners who may only have access to a small backyard or patio, yet still want to…

Youth Book Café at Lynnwood Library July 28

The Lynnwood Library is hosting a Youth Book Café this Thursday, July 28, during which kids can talk with staff and other kids about books, eat snacks and participate in activities. The event has been sponsored by an anonymous donor, so every participant under the age of 18 can take home two books of their…

Reminder: Brazilian children’s author Ana Siqueira at Lynnwood Library July 25

The Lynnwood Library is hosting a Meet the Author event with Brazilian award-winning children’s author Ana Siqueira. Siqueira will read her published picture book, Bella’s Recipe for Success, for the audience and talk about her upcoming picture book, If Your Babysitter is a Bruja. She will also answer children’s questions about writing and being an…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation seeks new board members

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is expanding its Board of Directors with new board members from Snohomish and Island Counties. As the philanthropic arm of Sno-Isle Libraries, the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that believes access to information is a human right. The foundation partners with individuals, businesses, foundations, corporations, and community organizations…

Learn guided meditation techniques and yoga poses at Lynnwood Library July 15

Sahaja Yoga is bringing its West Coast Meditation Tour to the Lynnwood Library this Friday, July 15, with a free yoga and meditation class. From 10:30 a.m. – noon, instructors will be leading guided meditation and teaching beginner yoga poses. Sahaja hopes this class will help attendees begin meditating regularly and discover inner peace. The…

Sno-Isle Libraries branches to be expanding hours starting July 1

Beginning July 1, Sno-Isle Libraries will be adding 100 open hours across its community library system each week. Many libraries will open at 9 a.m. and remain open later into the evening. Here are the hours for nearby libraries Brier Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Edmonds Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-6…

Bestselling author R.L. Stine at online library event June 15

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting an online webinar with author R.L. Stine on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. It includes a moderated conversation with Stine, who is the bestselling author/creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Streethorror fiction series of books for kids and teens. Stine will also be giving a special reading during the one-hour…

Summer reading with Sno-Isle Libraries begins June 20

Summer reading at Sno-Isle Libraries — an annual event for all children and teens — begins June 20 and continues through Sept. 11. After reading or being read to for 10 hours, each participant receives a free book provided through the generous support of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and Friends of the Library groups. The…

Sno-Isle Libraries program explores the Asian experience in America

Sno-Isle Libraries’ Whidbey Reads program — in a virtual format available to all — is celebrating the Asian American experience with online events in March and April. The program culminates April 27 in a conversation with Charles Yu, author of 2021 National Book Award winner “Interior Chinatown.” Avid readers have gathered each spring since 2003…

Free masks available at branches of Sno-Isle Libraries

Those looking to upgrade their masks for better protection can now get free KN90 masks at their local libraries, the Snohomish Health District said. Upgraded masks, like KN90, KF94 or N95, offer a higher level of protection compared to cloth or disposable procedure masks. Unfortunately, that higher quality comes with a higher price tag, especially when they…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation appoints Christina Kourteva executive director

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board has appointed Christina Kourteva as the next foundation executive director. She assumed the role on Jan. 24.   “It is an incredible opportunity and privilege to be a part of this organization, to build upon the important work already happening, and to find new ways to connect our library supporters with the…

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation invests in capital facilities

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation has announced its 2022 budget, which includes an investment of $200,000 to Sno-Isle Libraries to contribute toward matching capital improvement grants the library district received from Washington State. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that uses private donations to fund programs throughout the 23-library Sno-Isle Libraries district. “We work alongside and…

Have a chocolate lover on your gift list? Sno-Isle Libraries has a class for that

“Easy, Edible Gifts for Chocolate Lovers” is a virtual class presented by local pastry chef Cam Zarcone via Sno-Isle Libraries Wednesday, Dec. 1. Zarcone will show you how easy it is to make homemade chocolate truffles (both bittersweet and a raspberry variation) along with a scrumptious batch of the chocolate-caramel Brazilian candies Brigadeiros — all…

Sno-Isle Libraries offers free help to improve digital skills

As more and more services move online, Sno-Isle Libraries works to find innovative ways to help customers gain the skills they need to successfully navigate the complex digital world. “The digital divide is real and we want to help people build their skills with computers and get them comfortable with the internet since so many…

Enjoy an online night of spooky stories for adults Thursday

Boo! The Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting “Night Terrors: Strange Encounters Around the Pacific,” an online evening of ghost stories for grown-ups presented by storyteller Alton Chung Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. Organizers note most of the stories presented are reported to be true accounts of spectral encounters that “are not for kids or…