Sno-Isle Libraries encompasses two counties just north of Seattle—Snohomish County and Island County.
Just 15 miles north of Seattle, Snohomish County features a combination of suburban and rural living in a beautiful natural setting. The county stretches west from the beaches of Puget Sound and north and east to the Cascade Mountains. Communities range from bustling suburbs to quiet, small towns.
A short ferry ride across Puget Sound from south Snohomish County or a scenic drive from north Snohomish County, Island County consists of two islands—Whidbey and Camano. Island County features lovely beaches, quiet pasturelands, historic towns and unique shopping opportunities.
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Downtown Arlington is a trip back in time, where Main Street is still home to small, service-orientated businesses housed in historic buildings. The library is conveniently located near downtown in a residential area, with several schools within walking distance. While the Arlington community continues to grow in size, it also continues to celebrate its pioneer roots.
For more information, visit the Arlington Library Web site.
You wouldn't know this community was just a few miles from downtown Seattle. Brier is a small-town, residential community with a pleasant, country-lifestyle feel. A true neighborhood library, the cozy building functions as a meeting place for the community, with many customers walking from their homes.
For more information, visit the Brier Library Web site.
Our newest location has it all—from thousands of acres of unspoiled hills to miles of uncrowded Puget Sound shoreline. The Island is home to many locally renowned artists, and their artwork can be seen in the library, as well as in businesses around the community. The Camano Island Library Pilot Project is the first popular browsing collection library in Sno-Isle Libraries. Modeled after a bookstore, customers can often find popular, sought-after library materials on the Camano shelves.
For more information, visit the Camano Island Library Pilot Project.
Clinton is an unincorporated community on the south end of Whidbey Island, with easy access to the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry, linking Whidbey Island to the Interstate-5 corridor and the greater Seattle area. Customers are greeted by name at Clinton Library, and are so familiar to library staff that staff often know exactly what kind of materials each customer enjoys and what their interests are.
For more information, visit the Clinton Library Web site.
Coupeville is a picturesque town in north-central Whidbey Island. It abounds with small galleries and art shops, and is the home of the oldest arts and crafts fair in the State of Washington. The annual Arts and Crafts Festival occurs the second week of August, and features nearly 200 vendors.
For more information, visit the Coupeville Library Web site.
The newly remodeled Darrington Library provides a welcome place for community members to connect to the Internet, read the newspaper, catch up with friends and take part in events like movie night. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range, Darrington is a small town with a strong sense of community.
For more information, visit the Darrington Library Web site.
Edmonds is a picturesque waterfront community located on Puget Sound. The city was settled late in the nineteenth century and many descendants of those early residents have continued to live in the Edmonds community. Edmonds has a rich history of library service that goes back to the early part of the 1900s; the library has photographs and Friends of the Library records from that time period. A community with a strong commitment to the arts, the Edmonds Library works closely with the local arts community to provide programming and other resources that reflect the community's creative nature.
For more information, visit the Edmonds Library Web site.
Freeland is home to a variety of authors and artists working in all types of media. Book clubs and a very active genealogical group are also regular users of the Freeland Library's resources. The Freeland Library recently went through a remodeling and expansion that resulted in more space for children's and teen materials and programming.
For more information, visit the Freeland Library Web site.
Granite Falls is home to a large youth crowd, with an above-average number of family households with children. The library maintains a strong and positive relationship with area schools, offering students a safe and welcoming place to study and hang out. The Granite Falls community is tight knit, enjoys a small-town feel and is located at the start of the scenic Mountain Loop Highway.
For more information, visit the Granite Falls Library Web site.
This lively and charming library is an important part of the growing Lake Stevens community. One of its most popular features—the children's programming—is well attended and continues to make a positive impact on the community's youth. Situated on a lake, the community has a population primarily of families with children and long-time residents who are very proud of their town.
For more information, visit the Lake Stevens Library Web site.
The Langley community is casual and passionate, artsy and rustic, intellectually inquisitive, and celebrates a long-standing history of diversity and commitment to civic causes. This progressive sensibility permeates the entire library experience, as community members of all ages come to Langley to find the entertainment and information they need, with the help of intelligent, delightfully upbeat staff.
For more information, visit the Langley Library Web site.
A shopper's paradise, Lynnwood has the most urban feel of all Sno-Isle communities. The city of Lynnwood features a variety of popular retail shopping and dining options, including the well-known regional Alderwood Mall. Home to the largest Sno-Isle library in the district, the Lynnwood Library houses a reference collection that specializes in law, government, finance and business resources. Lynnwood also offers a diverse programming schedule that includes story time in world languages, an anime group for teens and film nights for general audiences.
For more information, visit the Lynnwood Library Web site.
The Marysville Library has the feel of a small-town library, with all of the advantages that come from being the second largest library in the system. Marysville is a bedroom community for both Everett and Seattle, and has a growing population of young families. The spacious library offers a wide variety of material formats and many public computers, yet its design is intimate enough that customers feel at home.
For more information, visit the Marysville Library Web site.
Mill Creek is a town that loves to read, evidenced by the activity in the library. While not a large building, it is consistently one of the three busiest libraries in the system. The south Snohomish County planned community is primarily residential, with a growing high-end retail core.
For more information, visit the Mill Creek Library Web site.
The modern architecture of this 20,000-square-foot library offers a welcoming, light filled environment to customers. Monroe Library serves as a hub for its community, with Snohomish County's largest Spanish-speaking population. About 30 miles outside of Seattle, Monroe is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, and offers plenty of opportunity for hunting, fishing, climbing, white-water rafting, skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Cascade Mountains.
For more information, visit the Monroe Library Web site.
Serving a diverse population, Mountlake Terrace Library provides much needed access to technology for its customers. A short commute to Seattle, Mountlake Terrace offers more affordable housing, draws commuters and young families, and reflects an ethnically diverse population that is active in civic issues and dedicated to hometown pride.
For more information, visit the Mountlake Terrace Library Web site.
Mukilteo is a waterfront community on Puget Sound, bordered by Paine Field and the largest single-story indoor commercial building in the world, the Boeing production facility. The library offers a variety of diverse community programs for customers of all ages, ranging from story times to programs on buying and selling on eBay. The City of Mukilteo has been ranked as one of the "100 Best Place to Live" by CNN/Money magazine.
For more information, visit the Mukilteo Library Web site.
The town of Oak Harbor, a small farming community in the first part of the 1900s, was transformed overnight when a military base opened there shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A full-service library, Oak Harbor is also one of Sno-Isle Libraries' four regional reference centers, with a focus on Consumer Health information. The Oak Harbor Library's west windows boast gorgeous views of Puget Sound from a city-owned building located on Skagit Valley College's Whidbey Island campus.
For more information, visit the Oak Harbor Library Web site.
Featured in USA Today as one of Nancy Pearl's Top 10 Libraries, the Snohomish Library is home to Sno-Isle's reference center for humanities and genealogy. The town is also known as the Antique Capital of the Northwest. In 2003, the new Snohomish Library opened, replacing the original library, which was a Carnegie library built in 1910.
For more information, visit the Snohomish Library Web site.
In this community of avid readers, Stanwood Library is home to a variety of book discussions, children's programming and after-school homework sessions. As a community, Stanwood offers the amenities of a larger suburban area in a small-town atmosphere.
For more information, visit the Stanwood Library Web site.
The eastern most library in Snohomish County, Sultan offers visitors and residents spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains and Skykomish Valley. The library serves as an important community center, and has strong relationships with schools and other local organizations.
For more information, visit the Sultan Library Web site.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Bookmobile is a friendly little community all of its own, offering Snohomish County residents who can't get to a library building access to over 2,000 of the most popular items in our collection, including books, music CDs, DVD's, audio books and magazines, and public Internet. The Library on Wheels department also delivers rotating monthly collections of library items to licensed childcare centers, Head Start and ECEAP programs, assisted living facilities and senior housing areas. They bring story-time presentations to groups of children, and provide personalized service to around 250 homebound customers.
For more information, visit the Library on Wheels Web site.