Fifty years ago, the world was at our doorstep, celebrating the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and brimming with space age optimism. Boeing was flying high. Seattle appeared to be the capital of the world. And the 21st Century was a science fiction vision of wonder and anticipation. In the midst of that excitement and confidence, residents in Snohomish and Island County took a big leap into the future by unifying two county rural library districts into Sno-Isle Libraries.
Timeline: Two County Library District Formation See Timeline for Two-County Library District Formation
Fifty years later, technology has evolved and many customer needs have changed. Yet, our two-county library district continues to be an essential community doorway to reading, resources and lifelong learning, as well as a center for people, ideas and culture.
So we're celebrating the millions of children and adults, over the past 50 years, who've benefitted from library early learning efforts for children and lifelong learning materials and classes for adults. And we invite you to celebrate with us. Imagine how your children, grandchildren and community will benefit as Sno-Isle Libraries provides access to information, learning, entertainment, recreation, economic regeneration and promotes public dialogue opportunities, over the next 50 years.
Join us at 50th Celebration Open Houses throughout the year, and contribute to your community library's time capsule, provided by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.