Sno-Isle Libraries News Releases http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases Sno-Isle Libraries serves 713,835 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:39:30 GMT Mariner Library will host stop on Digital Bookmobile tour http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=447 <p>The <a href="http://digitalbookmobile.com/">Digital Bookmobile National Tour</a> will stop at the Mariner Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16.</p> <p>Learn about all of the digital offerings Sno-Isle Libraries offers through OverDrive, including ebooks, audiobooks, The Great Courses, magazines, movies, children&rsquo;s stories and activities. Digital Bookmobile events are free and open to readers of all ages. Sno-Isle Libraries and Overdrive staff will guide visitors through the easy process of borrowing digital books.</p> <p>Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles anytime online by visiting <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/digitalmedia">sno-isle.org/digitalmedia</a> or by downloading the library&#39;s one-tap reading app, <a href="https://meet.libbyapp.com/">Libby</a>, powered by <a href="https://company.overdrive.com/">OverDrive</a>.</p> <p>Sign up for a Sno-Isle Libraries library card with current photo identification. Sno-Isle Libraries staff members will be in the Digital Bookmobile to sign up new customers and resolve any library card issues.</p> <p>The Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs to get started. Popular devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, Google Chromebook laptops and Amazon Kindle e-readers fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse digital services through Sno-Isle Libraries.</p> <p>Visitors can learn how to enhance their reading experience with tips and tricks from the experts, including how to sort and filter searches, create notes and highlights, manage your holds, tag titles and more. The Libby app lets users download and read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=447 Marysville Library will host stop on Digital Bookmobile tour http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=444 <p>The <a href="http://digitalbookmobile.com/">Digital Bookmobile National Tour</a> will stop at the Marysville Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.</p> <p>Learn about all of the digital offerings Sno-Isle Libraries offers through OverDrive, including ebooks, audiobooks, The Great Courses, magazines, movies, children&rsquo;s stories and activities. Digital Bookmobile events are free and open to readers of all ages. Sno-Isle Libraries and Overdrive staff will guide visitors through the easy process of borrowing digital books.</p> <p>Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles anytime online by visiting <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/digitalmedia">sno-isle.org/digitalmedia</a> or by downloading the library&#39;s one-tap reading app, <a href="https://meet.libbyapp.com/">Libby</a>, powered by <a href="https://company.overdrive.com/">OverDrive</a>.</p> <p>Sign up for a Sno-Isle Libraries library card with current photo identification. Sno-Isle Libraries staff members will be in the Digital Bookmobile to sign up new customers and resolve any library card issues.</p> <p>The Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs to get started. Popular devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, Google Chromebook laptops and Amazon Kindle e-readers fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse digital services through Sno-Isle Libraries.</p> <p>Visitors can learn how to enhance their reading experience with tips and tricks from the experts, including how to sort and filter searches, create notes and highlights, manage your holds, tag titles and more. The Libby app lets users download and read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=444 Snohomish Library will host stop on Digital Bookmobile tour http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=445 <p>The <a href="http://digitalbookmobile.com/">Digital Bookmobile National Tour</a> will stop at the Snohomish Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15.</p> <p>Learn about all of the digital offerings Sno-Isle Libraries offers through OverDrive, including ebooks, audiobooks, The Great Courses, magazines, movies, children&rsquo;s stories and activities. Digital Bookmobile events are free and open to readers of all ages. Sno-Isle Libraries and Overdrive staff will guide visitors through the easy process of borrowing digital books.</p> <p>Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles anytime online by visiting <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/digitalmedia">sno-isle.org/digitalmedia</a> or by downloading the library&#39;s one-tap reading app, <a href="https://meet.libbyapp.com/">Libby</a>, powered by <a href="https://company.overdrive.com/">OverDrive</a>.</p> <p>Sign up for a Sno-Isle Libraries library card with current photo identification. Sno-Isle Libraries staff members will be in the Digital Bookmobile to sign up new customers and resolve any library card issues.</p> <p>The Digital Bookmobile has everything a reader needs to get started. Popular devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, Google Chromebook laptops and Amazon Kindle e-readers fill the Gadget Gallery for visitors to browse digital services through Sno-Isle Libraries.</p> <p>Visitors can learn how to enhance their reading experience with tips and tricks from the experts, including how to sort and filter searches, create notes and highlights, manage your holds, tag titles and more. The Libby app lets users download and read or listen instantly from virtually any smartphone, tablet or computer.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=445 Program explores link between comic-book heroes, real world http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=446 <p>Teen and adult comic-book fans are invited to the Marysville Library Oct. 12 to learn how comic-book heroes and the real world shape each other.</p> <p>From 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, journalist and comics-studies educator T. Andrew Wahl will explain how four-color heroes are not confined to paper. Admission is free. Light snacks will be served.</p> <p>Relive key historic events through characters such as Black Panther, Captain America and Wonder Woman. Wahl&rsquo;s interactive presentation will span the dawn of comics in the 1930s to present-day blockbuster film franchises. Learn how social movements, business concerns, changing demographics and other societal issues shaped the reality seen in comics. Discover how comic-book characters and their stories in turn shaped our national identity.</p> <p>Wahl is a lifelong comic book aficionado and a former editor and editorial cartoonist. He teaches journalism at Everett Community College and lives in Stanwood.</p> <p>Wahl&#39;s visit is made possible by Humanities Washington.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=446 Remember that big storm? Local weather historian tells why http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=443 <p>A pair of engaging conversations about history-making weather will blow in to two Sno-Isle Libraries in October.</p> <p>Broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel will explore this region&rsquo;s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos and radio and TV clips, he will share stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.</p> <p>Banel will visit the Marysville Library at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and the Lynnwood Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Both events are free and sponsored by <a href="https://www.humanities.org/">Humanities Washington</a>. Banel looks at how these storms can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate and protect each other, and why we remember these events for so long. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they&rsquo;ve survived being snowed in, washed out or left without power in the wake of a big storm.</p> <p>Banel is editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the <a href="http://www.washingtonhistory.org/">Washington State Historical Society</a>. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO radio on Northwest history and culture for many years and produces documentaries for the <a href="https://www.seattlechannel.org/">Seattle Channel</a>.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=443 Marysville Library offers 6-part series to help parents with teens http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=441 <p>Parents who want to understand more about their teenagers should learn something in a <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/parentingteens">six-part parenting series</a> at the Marysville Library.</p> <p>Starting Tuesday, Sept. 10, and continuing every other Tuesday through Nov. 19, the Marysville Together Coalition, Friends of the Marysville Library and the Snohomish Health District will offer &ldquo;What Parents Need to Know: Issues Affecting Marysville Youth.&rdquo; The series was developed with information from the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey conducted in Marysville. Classes include a light meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation starting at 6 p.m.</p> <p>Marysville Together Coalition coordinator Greg Kanehen said class titles were developed through conversations with Marysville librarians Laura Henley and Laura Edgerton and the coalition leadership team.</p> <p>&ldquo;We looked at helping parents understand why we do a Healthy Youth Survey every other year, what the results show us, and how it guides support services through the community and school district,&rdquo; Kanehen said. &ldquo;It gives us a snapshot of issues our youth are dealing with.&rdquo;</p> <p>By helping parents, guardians and adult influencers understand the Healthy Youth Survey results, the coalition tries to address real issues in a proactive and educational way, tap into community resources, and serve as a vehicle to promote other classes, Kanehen said.</p> <p>The series begins Sept. 10 with &ldquo;Build Positive Relationships with Youth.&rdquo; Kanehen and Ryan Brown, executive director of LINC NW, will provide tips on building a positive relationship with your child.</p> <p><strong>Additional classes:</strong></p> <p><strong>Sept. 24 - Juul in School: What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Vaping Epidemic:</strong> While fewer kids are smoking cigarettes, many have switched to e-cigarettes such as Juul and vaping. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said e-cigarette use among high schoolers increased from 11.7 percent of students in 2017 to 20.8 percent in 2018. Jennifer Reid and Mary O&rsquo;Leary from the Snohomish Health District will explain how e-cigarettes and vaping work.</p> <p><strong>Oct. 8 - Help Students Feel Safe in Schools:</strong> A panel of community mental health professionals and counselors will address ways to deal with bullying.</p> <p><strong>Oct. 22 - Parenting Do&rsquo;s and Don&rsquo;ts:</strong> Kanehen will talk about different parenting styles, communications and understanding different personalities.</p> <p><strong>Nov. 5 - Legalized Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse:</strong> Marysville Police Officer Brandon Lawrenson, a certified drug recognition expert instructor, will talk about recognizing drugs, understanding the negative impact of drugs on the individual, family and community, and the moral and legal responsibilities regarding marijuana. Registration preferred.</p> <p><strong>Nov. 19 - Understanding and Handling Stress, Anxiety and Depression:</strong> Mental health professional Natalie Gustafson provides information to recognize and address the presence of stress, anxiety and depression in the family, both for parents to observe how they process it and the impact on their family, and to see signs and symptoms in the children and teens. Registration preferred.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=441 Marysville Library offers 6-part series to help parents with teens http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=442 <p>Parents who want to understand more about their teenagers should learn something in a <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/parentingteens">six-part parenting series</a> at the Marysville Library.</p> <p>Starting Tuesday, Sept. 10, and continuing every other Tuesday through Nov. 19, the Marysville Together Coalition, Friends of the Marysville Library and the Snohomish Health District will offer &ldquo;What Parents Need to Know: Issues Affecting Marysville Youth.&rdquo; The series was developed with information from the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey conducted in Marysville. Classes include a light meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation starting at 6 p.m.</p> <p>Marysville Together Coalition coordinator Greg Kanehen said class titles were developed through conversations with Marysville librarians Laura Henley and Laura Edgerton and the coalition leadership team.</p> <p>&ldquo;We looked at helping parents understand why we do a Healthy Youth Survey every other year, what the results show us, and how it guides support services through the community and school district,&rdquo; Kanehen said. &ldquo;It gives us a snapshot of issues our youth are dealing with.&rdquo;</p> <p>By helping parents, guardians and adult influencers understand the Healthy Youth Survey results, the coalition tries to address real issues in a proactive and educational way, tap into community resources, and serve as a vehicle to promote other classes, Kanehen said.</p> <p>The series begins Sept. 10 with &ldquo;Build Positive Relationships with Youth.&rdquo; Kanehen and Ryan Brown, executive director of LINC NW, will provide tips on building a positive relationship with your child.</p> <p><strong>Additional classes:</strong></p> <p><strong>Sept. 24 - Juul in School: What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Vaping Epidemic:</strong> While fewer kids are smoking cigarettes, many have switched to e-cigarettes such as Juul and vaping. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said e-cigarette use among high schoolers increased from 11.7 percent of students in 2017 to 20.8 percent in 2018. Jennifer Reid and Mary O&rsquo;Leary from the Snohomish Health District will explain how e-cigarettes and vaping work.</p> <p><strong>Oct. 8 - Help Students Feel Safe in Schools:</strong> A panel of community mental health professionals and counselors will address ways to deal with bullying.</p> <p><strong>Oct. 22 - Parenting Do&rsquo;s and Don&rsquo;ts:</strong> Kanehen will talk about different parenting styles, communications and understanding different personalities.</p> <p><strong>Nov. 5 - Legalized Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse:</strong> Marysville Police Officer Brandon Lawrenson, a certified drug recognition expert instructor, will talk about recognizing drugs, understanding the negative impact of drugs on the individual, family and community, and the moral and legal responsibilities regarding marijuana. Registration preferred.</p> <p><strong>Nov. 19 - Understanding and Handling Stress, Anxiety and Depression:</strong> Mental health professional Natalie Gustafson provides information to recognize and address the presence of stress, anxiety and depression in the family, both for parents to observe how they process it and the impact on their family, and to see signs and symptoms in the children and teens. Registration preferred.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=442 For this Arlington Library volunteer, giving time amounts to play http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=440 <p>Steve Glaze found his calling as a volunteer for Sno-Isle Libraries and active member of the Friends of the Arlington Library.</p> <p>He&rsquo;s one of the many volunteers who help keep Sno-Isle Libraries operating smoothly day to day.</p> <p>The Los Angeles native said he&rsquo;s always had a passion for books, thanks to his father, and he appreciated the dedication his mother gave to volunteer causes.</p> <p>Glaze, 61, and his wife, Linda, moved to Arlington six years ago. He retired after working 30 years for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as a billing analyst. He had free time in a new community.</p> <p>&ldquo;I knew I wanted a part-time job,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>Glaze volunteered with the Arlington Community Food Bank and Cascade Valley Hospital. One day in early 2017, he visited the Arlington Library during a Friends of the Arlington Library book sale.</p> <p>He remembered his passion for books and his mom&rsquo;s passion for volunteering. So he signed up to volunteer for Sno-Isle Libraries and joined the Friends of the Arlington Library. He roughly paraphrased famed bank robber Willie Sutton and said, &ldquo;Where&rsquo;s the place with all the books?&rdquo;</p> <p>As a Sno-Isle Libraries volunteer, Glaze wheels a cart through the rows of books, CDs and DVDs at the Arlington Library with a list of titles to fill customer requests (also known as &ldquo;holds&rdquo;).</p> <p>For the Friends of the Arlington Library, he helps stock the ongoing book sale at the library and helps at the Friends&rsquo; monthly book sales and bake sales. Funds from those sales support programming and other library needs. &ldquo;Friends&rdquo; groups are separate from the library, but dedicated to support it.</p> <p>Glaze&rsquo;s dedication earned him recognition from the City of Arlington. Mayor Barbara Tolbert presented him with the Mayor&rsquo;s Volunteer Award on July 15. Through July, Glaze has volunteered 187 hours for Sno-Isle Libraries and 225 hours for the Friends of the Arlington Library.</p> <p>He encourages people to get involved in their community by helping however they can.</p> <p>&ldquo;Volunteer for something you have an inkling for,&rdquo; Glaze said. &ldquo;There are lots of volunteer opportunities. Check the internet. Lots of places need help. Volunteer for something you like to do.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has nearly 700 volunteers offering their service in 23 community libraries and the district service center, said Christine Stansfield, Sno-Isle Libraries volunteer and community engagement coordinator.</p> <p>&ldquo;Volunteers play an important role in helping Sno-Isle Libraries deliver our mission to provide free access to public library materials and services,&rdquo; Stansfield said. &ldquo;Volunteers are also some of our best champions for libraries in our communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries offers an <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/volunteers/apply/?action=form">online volunteer application form</a>, or prospective volunteers can get a volunteer application and background check form at any Sno-Isle Libraries community library. Volunteers age 13 and under must be supervised by a parent/guardian.</p> <p>Glaze likes what he does now in his spare time at the Arlington Library. &ldquo;This is my adult sandbox where I get to play.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=440 Librarian of Congress to visit Marysville Library Aug. 1 http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=439 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden Ph.D, and Rep. Rick Larsen are scheduled to visit the Marysville Library this Thursday morning, Aug. 1. We welcome your presence at the gathering. Library communications staff will also be present and we expect to post a story, photos and video later that day at&nbsp;<a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/</a>.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20190730032024.docx">Carla Hayden background</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20190730032148.jpg">Carla Hayden photo</a></li> </ul> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries information contacts:</p> <ul> <li><a href="mailto:jhills@sno-isle.org">Jim Hills,</a> 360-651-7050</li> <li><a href="mailto:kharvey@sno-isle.org">Ken Harvey</a>, 360-651-7030</li> </ul> <p>Here is the visit information and schedule:</p> <p><strong>Who </strong></p> <ul> <li>Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Ph.D</li> <li>U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen</li> </ul> <p>Also:</p> <ul> <li>Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson,</li> <li>City of Marysville Chief Admin Officer Gloria Hirashima,</li> <li>City of Marysville Council President Kamille Norton,</li> </ul> <p><strong>What</strong></p> <p>Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Congressman Rick Larsen along with officials from the city of Marysville and Sno-Isle Libraries are scheduled to visit the <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/locations/marysville/">Marysville Library</a>, 6120 Grove St., Marysville, WA 98270.</p> <p>Hayden will present materials from the Library of Congress to Sno-Isle Libraries, and view and possibly participate in a children&rsquo;s storytime event. She will also tour the Marysville Library and meet staff members.</p> <p>Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress. Appointed by President Barack Obama in February 2016, Hayden is the first woman, the first African American and the first professional librarian appointed to the post in more than 60 years.</p> <p>Storytime is a regular event at all Sno-Isle Libraries. A trained librarian provides an engaging and demonstrative reading from a book to children and their adults, engaging the attendees with the story while also modeling good reading behaviors.</p> <p><strong>When</strong></p> <p>Thursday, Aug. 1, 9:15-10:40 a.m.</p> <p>The scheduled agenda includes:</p> <ul> <li>9:15 a.m.- Media opportunity with Hayden, Larsen, Thompson and city officials.</li> <li>9:30 a.m. - Presentation of materials from Library of Congress by Hayden</li> <li>9:40 a.m. - Library tour</li> <li>10 a.m. &ndash; Storytime</li> <li>10:40 a.m. - Departure for Everett Public Library</li> </ul> <p><strong>Where</strong></p> <p>The <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/locations/marysville/">Marysville Library</a>, 6120 Grove St., Marysville, WA 98270</p> <p><strong>Why</strong></p> <p>As part of her duties as Librarian of Congress, Hayden visits libraries and brings donations of materials from the Library of Congress.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=439 test http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=438 <p>test</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=438 Read, learn and discover with Explore Summer programs http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=437 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has dozens of fun, hands-on events to keep young minds engaged with its <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/exploresummer/">Explore Summer programs</a> for kids and teens.</p> <p>Kids and teens who get involved in summer activities that include reading, learning and hands-on discovery start the new school year better prepared for academic success. Many of this year&rsquo;s Explore Summer interactive events focus on space exploration and technology in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, America&rsquo;s first successful manned mission to the moon. Other events focus on art and science.</p> <p>Each Explore Summer participant whose <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/assets/13335/13335_20190603022248.pdf">reading log</a> shows he or she read for at least 10 hours by Aug. 31 earns a free book and a &ldquo;Keep Reading&rdquo; bookmark. And that reading material doesn&rsquo;t have to be a book. Read a newspaper. Read a magazine. Read anything with words. Even a caregiver who reads to a young reader can help a child earn a free book.</p> <p>Every Sno-Isle Libraries community library has an <a href="https://sno-isle.libnet.info/events?term=explore+summer&amp;a=Babies+(0-18+months),Toddlers+(19-35+months),Preschoolers,Elementary+Early+Learners,Elementary/Middle+Tweens,All+Ages&amp;v=grid">Explore Summer event</a> scheduled through Aug. 29. Go to <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/exploresummer/">sno-isle.org/exploresummer</a> and click on the &ldquo;Sign Up&rdquo; button, then check out the links to recommended books for kids and teens, events, games and activities, and the printable reading log.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=437 Sno-Isle Libraries patrons get improved computing and printing services http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=434 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has successfully completed a major update to its public computing, printing and copying services.</p> <p>Customers can still visit any library to use a Sno-Isle Libraries computer or laptop. They can still print and make copies of documents.</p> <p>Now, there&rsquo;s a lot more of those good things.</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries customers who want to use a library computer can hop on any open computer and log in using MyPC. Those without a library card may request a day pass.</p> <p>Once logged in, customers will get a minimum of 2 hours of use, instead of the old 2-hour limit. If no one else is waiting, the customer will get a screen prompt to extend the session by 20 minutes, up to 30 times to a maximum of 12 hours. If a wait list forms, the logged-in customer will receive several notifications that the session will end before the computer automatically logs off to allow a new user.</p> <p>Want to print, copy or scan? New combination scanner-printers at every community library now allows customers to print wirelessly from their own laptop, tablet or smartphone. They can also use the printer&rsquo;s scan feature and save images to a USB drive.</p> <p>For all those times a customer&rsquo;s own printer is out of ink or paper, or both, the new PaperCut <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/remoteprint">remote printing portal</a> lets any Sno-Isle Libraries customer print anytime from anywhere.</p> <p>Customers log in to PaperCut using their library account information. After clicking &ldquo;Web Print,&rdquo; the customer selects printing in black-and-white or color, selects the number of copies and uploads a file. When complete, the status bar will show the selected printer, document name, number of pages, cost and status. Customers can cancel print jobs without charge.</p> <p>Email-to-print is available for document attachments. Create a new email and address it to <a href="mailto:print@sno-isle.org">print@sno-isle.org</a> without a subject. The customer types their Sno-Isle Libraries account number in the body of the email, attaches the document and sends. This service will print most Adobe PDF files, picture files and Microsoft Office documents, but not the email itself. It works just like remote printing.</p> <p>Customers have 24 hours to retrieve remote printing at any community library using letter, legal and ledger-sized paper. They scan their library card bar code at the Ecoprint station to release files for printing and pick up the files right at the printer. After 24 hours, PaperCut automatically deletes unprinted files.</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries customers have available the equivalent of $7 per week on their account for printing and copying. Letter- and legal-size prints or copies cost 10 cents per page for black and white, 50 cents per page for color. Prices for ledger-size paper are 20 cents for black and white, $1 for color. A summary window shows account balance history.</p> <p>Scans saved as files are free.</p> <p>If the cost of the requested printing or copying exceeds the weekly account amount, the customer will be prompted to pay at the printer with cash or a credit or debit card. Customers using cash will get exact change. The weekly printing allowance cannot be converted to cash and unused amounts do not carry over from week to week.</p> <p>At the Arlington Library, the recent transition to MyPC and PaperCut went well, Library Circulation Supervisor Debbie Adriance said.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think the transition has been really easy,&rdquo; Adriance said. &ldquo;Customers love the idea they can print from home. They love the print, copy and scan features. They&rsquo;re happy with the print queue. And they like the privacy with the printer.&rdquo;</p> <p>Librarian Amy Stefany helped patron Art Otto print a photo of him marching in the Arlington July 4 parade that was printed in the Arlington Times. &ldquo;He was a very happy customer,&rdquo; Stefany said.</p> <p>Adriance has her own reasons for liking the scan feature.</p> <p>&ldquo;I have a lot of old photos I need to scan and save,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Hannah Lobban of Arlington logged in to MyPC and PaperCut for the first time recently and liked what she found.</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s a generous amount of printing you get for $7,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Blake Kiltoff, technical services project manager for Sno-Isle Libraries, said the move to MyPC and PaperCut will save the library district money by consolidating all customer printing services with one vendor, including service and maintenance.</p> <p>Library district officials were already looking at replacing the library district&rsquo;s leased and owned printers and copiers with a single vendor, Kiltoff said. At the same time, there was a need to replace the computer reservation system and printer payment devices.</p> <p>Under the new contract, Sno-Isle Libraries pays Ricoh USA a fee based on the number of pages printed and Ricoh covers all maintenance. The library district anticipates saving money and patrons will benefit from the &ldquo;robust&rdquo; remote printing feature, Kiltoff said.</p> <p>&ldquo;We were looking for better computer time and print management systems,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We saw opportunities for greater improvements.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=434 Snohomish librarian learns that LEGOs aren't just building blocks anymore http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=435 <p>Kathy Smargiassi has many strengths as a children&rsquo;s librarian.</p> <p>Until a few years ago though, robotics wasn&rsquo;t one of them.</p> <p>Smargiassi was working at the Marysville Library, when she was put in charge of the LEGO&reg; Club and challenged to expand the library offerings to include a robotics component using <a href="https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms">LEGO Mindstorms</a>&reg; kits.</p> <p>&ldquo;I was surprised because I had zero background in robotics,&rdquo; Smargiassi said.</p> <p>Besides the familiar plastic blocks that middle-aged parents played with long ago, LEGO Mindstorms use a variety of sensors, gears, wheels, motors and a programmable controller that make small robots follow specific commands. Users can write the command codes on a tablet or laptop.</p> <p>So Smargiassi and Assistant Library Manager Jill Wubbenhorst applied for and received a grant to bring the Mindstorms kits into the library. Once the kits came in, Smargiassi learned how to build some robots and explored how various software coding commands control the attached LEGO hardware. She studied the technology teaching tips of <a href="https://www.damienkee.com/">Dr. Damien Kee</a>. She learned enough to teach other librarians how Mindstorms worked.</p> <p>Smargiassi started monthly LEGO Mindstorms meetings at the library in addition to the regular Lego Club. Eventually, she led a 3-week series to build a more-complex robot and challenged four teams to each build a robot that could sort items by color.</p> <p>In 2016, she and Marysville Teen Librarian Marta Murvosh organized a Robot Rally that attracted more than 50 participants, including supportive parents, robotics teams from Cedarcrest Middle School and Lakewood High School, and engineering students from Washington State University.</p> <p>In early 2017, Smargiassi moved to the Snohomish Library and hit the ground running with the library&rsquo;s LEGO Lab: &ldquo;We let them play. We just say, &lsquo;Build.&rsquo;&nbsp;&rdquo;</p> <p>She also continued to work with LEGO Mindstorms and wrote another grant, this time to purchase a kit for the Snohomish Library.</p> <p>Smargiassi says she Lego Mindstorms programs make students think and analyze. &ldquo;I would challenge them to make their robot stop on a color, or sense something in front of it and not crash,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Now with a few years of robotics experience, Smargiassi remains modest.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m still not a robotics expert, but I can get kids started,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>One of the kids Smargiassi got started is Minoru Madero, now 11.</p> <p>&ldquo;He&rsquo;s always loved building things,&rdquo; said Minoru&rsquo;s mom, Gaby Madero. &ldquo;He loves figuring out how things work and how to put things back together.&rdquo;</p> <p>Smargiassi said Minoru inspired other kids in the Lego Club to build &ldquo;huge creations. That was just him.&rdquo; But Minoru wanted to do more and he wanted to do it with a LEGO Mindstorms kit.</p> <p>&ldquo;He asked and asked and asked for a Mindstorm of his own, but you know, they&rsquo;re very expensive,&rdquo; Gaby Madero said.</p> <p>Smargiassi said Minoru checked out the library&rsquo;s Mindstorms kit and attended her Mindstorm programs. He learned how Mindstorms work.</p> <p>&ldquo;I like that they do stuff as you control them,&rdquo; Minoru said. &ldquo;I like that you can build them.&rdquo;</p> <p>In May, Smargiassi organized a Robot Rally in Snohomish that brought in a couple of high school teams and several Snohomish School District teachers with their robots. She challenged attendees to program Mindstorms robots to navigate through a maze. Minoru came and was enthralled.</p> <p>Minoru&rsquo;s passion for robotics has now led him to the <a href="http://www.sonicsquirrels.com/">Sonic Squirrels</a> with <a href="https://www.firstinspires.org/">FIRST Robotics</a>, a nonprofit group that advances STEM education.</p> <p>&ldquo;I like to think that the library programs he attended inspired him to find success in robotics and will lead him to an exciting career,&rdquo; Smargiassi said.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=435 Sno-Isle Libraries patrons get improved computing and printing services http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=436 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has successfully completed a major update to its public computing, printing and copying services.</p> <p>Customers can still visit any library to use a Sno-Isle Libraries computer or laptop. They can still print and make copies of documents.</p> <p>Now, there&rsquo;s a lot more of those good things.</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries customers who want to use a library computer can hop on any open computer and log in using MyPC. Those without a library card may request a day pass.</p> <p>Once logged in, customers will get a minimum of 2 hours of use, instead of the old 2-hour limit. If no one else is waiting, the customer will get a screen prompt to extend the session by 20 minutes, up to 30 times to a maximum of 12 hours. If a wait list forms, the logged-in customer will receive several notifications that the session will end before the computer automatically logs off to allow a new user.</p> <p>Want to print, copy or scan? New combination scanner-printers at every community library now allows customers to print wirelessly from their own laptop, tablet or smartphone. They can also use the printer&rsquo;s scan feature and save images to a USB drive.</p> <p>For all those times a customer&rsquo;s own printer is out of ink or paper, or both, the new PaperCut <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/remoteprint">remote printing portal</a> lets any Sno-Isle Libraries customer print anytime from anywhere.</p> <p>Customers log in to PaperCut using their library account information. After clicking &ldquo;Web Print,&rdquo; the customer selects printing in black-and-white or color, selects the number of copies and uploads a file. When complete, the status bar will show the selected printer, document name, number of pages, cost and status. Customers can cancel print jobs without charge.</p> <p>Email-to-print is available for document attachments. Create a new email and address it to <a href="mailto:print@sno-isle.org">print@sno-isle.org</a> without a subject. The customer types their Sno-Isle Libraries account number in the body of the email, attaches the document and sends. This service will print most Adobe PDF files, picture files and Microsoft Office documents, but not the email itself. It works just like remote printing.</p> <p>Customers have 24 hours to retrieve remote printing at any community library using letter, legal and ledger-sized paper. They scan their library card bar code at the Ecoprint station to release files for printing and pick up the files right at the printer. After 24 hours, PaperCut automatically deletes unprinted files.</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries customers have available the equivalent of $7 per week on their account for printing and copying. Letter- and legal-size prints or copies cost 10 cents per page for black and white, 50 cents per page for color. Prices for ledger-size paper are 20 cents for black and white, $1 for color. A summary window shows account balance history.</p> <p>Scans saved as files are free.</p> <p>If the cost of the requested printing or copying exceeds the weekly account amount, the customer will be prompted to pay at the printer with cash or a credit or debit card. Customers using cash will get exact change. The weekly printing allowance cannot be converted to cash and unused amounts do not carry over from week to week.</p> <p>At the Arlington Library, the recent transition to MyPC and PaperCut went well, Library Circulation Supervisor Debbie Adriance said.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think the transition has been really easy,&rdquo; Adriance said. &ldquo;Customers love the idea they can print from home. They love the print, copy and scan features. They&rsquo;re happy with the print queue. And they like the privacy with the printer.&rdquo;</p> <p>Librarian Amy Stefany helped patron Art Otto print a photo of him marching in the Arlington July 4 parade that was printed in the Arlington Times. &ldquo;He was a very happy customer,&rdquo; Stefany said.</p> <p>Adriance has her own reasons for liking the scan feature.</p> <p>&ldquo;I have a lot of old photos I need to scan and save,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Hannah Lobban of Arlington logged in to MyPC and PaperCut for the first time recently and liked what she found.</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s a generous amount of printing you get for $7,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Blake Kiltoff, technical services project manager for Sno-Isle Libraries, said the move to MyPC and PaperCut will save the library district money by consolidating all customer printing services with one vendor, including service and maintenance.</p> <p>Library district officials were already looking at replacing the library district&rsquo;s leased and owned printers and copiers with a single vendor, Kiltoff said. At the same time, there was a need to replace the computer reservation system and printer payment devices.</p> <p>Under the new contract, Sno-Isle Libraries pays Ricoh USA a fee based on the number of pages printed and Ricoh covers all maintenance. The library district anticipates saving money and patrons will benefit from the &ldquo;robust&rdquo; remote printing feature, Kiltoff said.</p> <p>&ldquo;We were looking for better computer time and print management systems,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We saw opportunities for greater improvements.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=436 Read a book and stroll Windjammer Park's new Story Trail http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=433 <p>Children and adults will soon have a chance to read a book while strolling along the new Story Trail at Oak Harbor&rsquo;s reimagined Windjammer Park.</p> <p>The Oak Harbor Library and Oak Harbor Parks Department have teamed up to install 26 sign posts that illustrate a children&rsquo;s book. Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson and other library officials will join city officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the splash park and Story Trail at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29.</p> <p>The paved trail starts at the new children&rsquo;s splash park, meanders along the beachfront and ends at the new children&rsquo;s playground. Story Trail debuts with &ldquo;<a href="https://sno-isle.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1529546121">Little Wolf&rsquo;s First Howling</a>&rdquo; by <a href="https://sno-isle.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=%22Kvasnosky%2C+Laura+McGee%22&amp;searchType=author">Laura McGee Kvasnosky</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Getting kids moving, being outside with their families and encouraging reading is what it&rsquo;s all about,&rdquo; said Mary Campbell, Sno-Isle Libraries District Manager.</p> <p>The Story Trail officially opens at 2 p.m. Kvasnosky and her illustrator-sister Kate McGee will both attend, and Kvasnosky will read from her book. Librarians from the Oak Harbor Library will lead walks along the Story Trail. The Sno-Isle Libraries Bookmobile will also be at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p>Oak Harbor Parks Department staff installed and painted the sign posts and attached brass plaques that show who sponsored each post.</p> <p>Oak Harbor Community Library staff will change the Story Trail panels several times per year with a new book.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=433 Snohomish Library puts "The Hobbit" on display again http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=432 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The Snohomish Library recently installed &quot;The Hobbit&quot; painting after it had been in city storage for 16 years.</p> <p>Here is a link to the story:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/once-forgotten-the-hobbit-hangs-in-snohomish-library-again/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/once-forgotten-the-hobbit-hangs-in-snohomish-library-again/</a></p> <p>For print&nbsp;needs, I can provide a 300dpi version of the photo on request.</p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Kurt Batdorf<br /> Communications Specialist<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> kbatdorf@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7081</p> Wed, 15 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=432 Mariner Community Campus public meeting on April 13 http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=430 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>A public meeting important to the future of the 25,000 people living in the Mariner area of south&nbsp;Snohomish County is scheduled for 2-4:30 p.m.,&nbsp;Saturday, April 13 at Mariner&nbsp;High School. Here&#39;s a link to a post about the event on our news blog:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mariner-community-campus-public-meeting-on-april-13/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mariner-community-campus-public-meeting-on-april-13/</a></p> <p>We will be providing a recap of the event and images by early next week.</p> <p>Please note that this is the first of two of these events. The second meeting is scheduled for May 11, also at the high school and the same hours.</p> <p>Thanks for all you&nbsp;do.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=430 Parking at a premium during Coupeville's Community Green project http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=429 <p>Dear Whidbey media representative,</p> <p>This is likely&nbsp;already on your radar, but just in case, here is our post about the impacts of Coupeville&#39;s Community Green projects on the library:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/coupeville-parking-project-to-squeeze-spots-during-work/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/coupeville-parking-project-to-squeeze-spots-during-work/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=429 Third-grade reading challenge champion crowned http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=428 <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Dear media representative,</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The 2019&nbsp;Third-Grade Reading Challenge finals took place&nbsp; Monday, March 25 at Edmonds Center for the Arts.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The top scoring team was from Hillcrest Elementary in the Lake Stevens School District. The runner-up team was from Brier Elementary in the Edmonds School District.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Fun facts on 2019 event participation:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">51 schools</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">193 teams</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">1,334 students</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Here&#39;s a link to our news blog post:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/read-hawks-swoop-in-take-reading-challenge-finals/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/read-hawks-swoop-in-take-reading-challenge-finals/</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">And a link to&nbsp;Flickr gallery of photos from March 25 available for your use:&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><a href="https://flic.kr/s/aHsmb6CuD4">https://flic.kr/s/aHsmb6CuD4&nbsp;</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Please let me know if there&#39;s anything else I can do to help and thanks for all you do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=428 Third-grade reading challenge finals on March 25 http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=427 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The finals for the 2019 Sno-Isle Libraries third grade reading challenge are scheduled for Monday, March 25, at Edmonds Center for the Arts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is our post about the finals event:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/seven-teams-advance-to-third-grade-reading-challenge-finals/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/seven-teams-advance-to-third-grade-reading-challenge-finals/</a></p> <p>Teams from 51 schools and school districts participated&nbsp;this year. Teams from seven schools advanced to the finals, one from each of the seven regional semi-final events. The schools and teams in the&nbsp;March 25 finals are:</p> <ul> <li>Brier Elementary (Brier) &ndash; &nbsp;Reading Racers</li> <li>Hillcrest Elementary (Lake Stevens) &ndash; Read Hawks</li> <li>Riverview Elementary (Snohomish) &ndash; Mustache Readers</li> <li>Seaview Elementary (Edmonds) &ndash; Reading Lightning Pups</li> <li>Silver Firs Elementary (Mill Creek) &ndash; Star Readers &nbsp;</li> <li>South Whidbey Elementary (Langley) &ndash; Rocket Readers</li> <li>Twin City Elementary (Stanwood) &ndash; Royal Readers</li> </ul> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=427 Paul Ryan of Lake Stevens joins Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=426 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Lake Stevens resident Paul Ryan is the newest member of the&nbsp;Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees. Additional details about Ryan, the board and the process are available here:&nbsp;<a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/paul-ryan-joins-board-of-trustees/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/paul-ryan-joins-board-of-trustees/</a></p> <p>Information about the other trustees is here:</p> <p><a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/board/trustees/">https://www.sno-isle.org/board/trustees/</a></p> <p>For print&nbsp;needs, I can provide a 300dpi version of Ryan&#39;s photo on request.</p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=426 Whidbey Reads 2019 events getting underway http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=425 <p>Dear Whidbey media friends,</p> <p>Whidbey Reads 2019, the annual Whidbey Island-wide community book read is about to get underway with six weeks of events themed around the book &quot;Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore&quot; and then three presentations by the author, Matthew Sullivan, over two days in mid-April.</p> <p>For your use, here&#39;s a link to our post about Whidbey&nbsp;Reads:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/whidbey-reads-getting-underway-author-visits-in-april/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/whidbey-reads-getting-underway-author-visits-in-april/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do in keeping our communities informed.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=425 Clean state audits for Sno-Isle Libraries http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=424 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>For the 32nd year in a row, Sno-Isle Libraries has received clean audit reports from the state Auditor&#39;s Office.</p> <p>For your use, our news item is posted here:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/state-auditor-gives-sno-isle-libraries-clean-reports/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/state-auditor-gives-sno-isle-libraries-clean-reports/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> <a href="mailto:jhills@sno-isle.org">jhills@sno-isle.org</a><br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=424 Freeland Library reopens http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=423 <p>Dear Whidbey media representatives,</p> <p>The &quot;refreshed&quot; Freeland Library is open again. Here&#39;s a link to our blog post, which includes a link to a photo gallery from the Jan. 8 re-opening event.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/floor-to-ceiling-freeland-library-refresh-impresses/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/floor-to-ceiling-freeland-library-refresh-impresses/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you&nbsp; do,</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Communications &amp; Marketing Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=423 Pause in service scheduled to refresh' Freeland Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=422 <p>Dear media representative,&nbsp;</p> <p>The Freeland Library will be closed from Dec. 16 through Jan. 1, reopening on Jan. 2, to accommodate work that will install new flooring, furniture and other items. Here is a link to our post about the closure and work:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/pause-in-service-scheduled-to-refresh-freeland-library/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/pause-in-service-scheduled-to-refresh-freeland-library/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=422 Mariner Community Campus gets public launch http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=421 <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Dear media representative,</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">On Monday, Oct. 29, the <a href="https://marinercommunity.org/">Mariner Community Campus</a> was publically launched with speeches from state Sen. Marko Lliias, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Sno-Isle Libraries&nbsp;Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, the presidents of both Edmonds and Everett community colleges and others.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">While just getting underway, this project will make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people when the doors open.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Here is our post about the event, along with video and photo gallery links:</span></p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mariner-community-campus-partners-gather-to-launch-project/"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mariner-community-campus-partners-gather-to-launch-project/</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Thanks for all you do.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=421 Veterans Day programs at Sno-Isle Libraries http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=420 <p>Dear media representatives,</p> <p>Community libraries in your areas are hosting Veterans Day-related events that your readers/listeners may find interesting.</p> <p>Here&#39;s our post on the events:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/community-libraries-host-veterans-day-related-events-and-services/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/community-libraries-host-veterans-day-related-events-and-services/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=420 Sen. Liias, Sno-Isle Libraries, partners launch Mariner Community Campus http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=419 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Sen. Marko Liias, Sno-Isle Libraries and 18 (so far) community partners are working toward the creation of the &quot;Mariner Community Campus&quot; to better serve the tens of thousands of residents in the area between Everett to the north, Lynnwood to the south, Mill Creek to the east and Mukilteo to the west.</p> <p>An official launch ceremony is planned for:</p> <ul> <li>Monday, Oct. 29</li> <li>11:30 a.m.</li> <li>Mariner Library<br /> 520 128th St. SW<br /> Suites A9 &amp; A10<br /> Everett, WA 98204</li> </ul> <p>Scheduled speakers are:</p> <ul> <li>State Sen. Marko Liias</li> <li>Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers</li> <li>Snohomish County Council Chair Stephanie Wright</li> <li>Sno-Isle Libraries Board President Marti Anamosa</li> <li>Everett Community College President David Beyer</li> <li>Mariner High School Principal Nate DuChesne</li> <li>Adie Simmons, founder of the Washington Family Engagement Trust</li> </ul> <p>Here is our initial post on the project and launch event:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/community-partners-launch-mariner-community-campus/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/community-partners-launch-mariner-community-campus/</a></p> <p>The project website is:</p> <p><a href="https://marinercommunity.org/">https://marinercommunity.org/</a></p> <p>and,&nbsp; <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20181022043326.pdf">an informational one-pager</a>.</p> <p>Thanks&nbsp;for all you do.</p> <p>&nbsp;Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=419 Apply now to share the secrets of your business success with others http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=418 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>&quot;Business Pros,&quot; the successful Sno-Isle Libraries series,&nbsp;is taking&nbsp;applications now for slots as presenters in the&nbsp;2019 Business Pros series. Here is a link to our recent post calling for submissions:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/apply-now-to-share-the-secrets-of-your-business-success-with-others/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/apply-now-to-share-the-secrets-of-your-business-success-with-others/</a></p> <p>&quot;Strengthening&nbsp;our economy&nbsp;by supporting entrepreneurs and small&nbsp;business owners&quot; is a strategic priority for Sno-Isle Libraries, which was one of the first library districts&nbsp;in the country to establish a&nbsp;&quot;Lead Librarian for Business Services&quot; position.</p> <p>Thanks for all the work you do.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=418 Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees Seeking Applications http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=417 <p>EVERETT, Wash., October 1, 2018 &ndash; The Sno-Isle Board of Trustees is seeking candidates of Snohomish County residents to fill one (1) position to complete a partial term expiring January 1, 2020.</p> <p>The seven-member Board of Trustees is the governing body for Sno-Isle Libraries, an intercounty rural library district serving Snohomish and Island counties. Five trustees are appointed by the Snohomish County Council and two by the Island County Commission.</p> <p>The Board sets policies, the annual budget, supervises the work of the Executive Director and determines the general direction of the Library District. The Board is established under the laws of the State of Washington. Trustees represent the Library District to the community and advocate for the Library District at the local and state levels.</p> <p>For this position, applicants must reside in Snohomish County and be committed to the principle and philosophy of a tax-supported public library. Additionally, Trustees are expected to support the mission of the Library District &ldquo;to be a community doorway to reading, resources, and lifelong learning, and to be a center for people, ideas and culture.&rdquo; Trustees serve as volunteers; their business expenses are reimbursed. Regular meetings are on the fourth Monday of each month.</p> <p>Applications are due no later than Friday, October 26, 2018, to Lia Belcher, Sno-Isle Libraries, 7312 35<sup>th</sup> Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of Sno-Isle Libraries Trustees and community members, and the selected candidate must be approved by the Snohomish County Council.</p> <p>For additional information about the Board of Trustees, to request an application, or to request any assistance in completing the nomination form because of a disability, please contact Lia Belcher at 360-651-7002.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>#&nbsp; # &nbsp;#</em></strong></p> <p><em>Additional inquiries:<br /> Jim Hills, Public Information Manager<br /> 360-651-7050, jhills@sno-isle.org</em></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=417 Virtual reality actual reality at Lynnwood Library Techtoberfest http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=416 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>For the fourth year in a row, the Lynnwood Library is hosting Techtoberfest. This year, the focus is on VR. In addition to virtual reality hardware, we&#39;ll have two Seattle-area experts in a panel&nbsp;discussion on VR and where the technology and industry is going.</p> <p>Here&#39;s our post link:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/virtual-reality-becomes-actual-reality-at-lynnwood-librarys-techtoberfest/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/virtual-reality-becomes-actual-reality-at-lynnwood-librarys-techtoberfest/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=416 National teacher of the year coming to Whidbey Island http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=414 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Mandy Manning, the national&nbsp;teacher of the year from Spokane, is bringing her message and experience with refugee and immigrant students to South Whidbey High School on Monday. Oct. 15. You may remember Manning as the person who wore a number of badges and buttons supporting inclusion&nbsp;in her award ceremony and meeting with President Trump.</p> <p>Here&#39;s a link to our post about Manning and the event:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mandy-manning/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mandy-manning/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim&nbsp;</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=414 National teacher of the year coming to Whidbey http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=415 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Mandy Manning, the national&nbsp;teacher of the year from Spokane, is bringing her message and experience with refugee and immigrant students to South Whidbey High School on Monday. Oct. 15. You may remember Manning as the person who wore a number of badges and buttons supporting inclusion&nbsp;in her award ceremony and meeting with President Trump.</p> <p>Here&#39;s a link to our post about Manning and the event:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mandy-manning/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/mandy-manning/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim&nbsp;</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=415 Sno-Isle Libraries adds voter registration link to public computers http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=413 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Welcome to National Voter Registration Day!</p> <p>As part of the ongoing effort at Sno-Isle Libraries to build civic engagement, more than 500 public computers now have a permanent and direct link to the State of Washington voter registration website.&nbsp;</p> <p>And today, League of Women Voters members are at nine Snohomish County community libraries with a voter-registration&nbsp;information and assistance.</p> <p>Here&#39;s a link to our post:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/sno-isle-libraries-brings-voter-registration-link-to-public-computers/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/sno-isle-libraries-brings-voter-registration-link-to-public-computers/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim&nbsp;</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=413 Cocoon House parenting classes at Sno-Isle Libraries http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=412 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Cocoon House and Sno-Isle Libraries are teaming up to give parents and caregivers the tools they need as they help their tweens and teens grow and develop.</p> <p>Here&#39;s our post on this first-ever collaboration:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/classes-aimed-parents-and-others-helping-tweens-teens/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/classes-aimed-parents-and-others-helping-tweens-teens/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you&nbsp;do.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=412 Learn to tone it down at Civility First events http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=410 <p>Dear Island County media friends,</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries is supporting the Civility First group in their efforts to promote civil civic engagement.&nbsp;Here is our post about the group&#39;s upcoming events on Whidbey and Camano islands:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/learn-how-to-tone-it-down-at-civility-first-events/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/learn-how-to-tone-it-down-at-civility-first-events</a>/</p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=410 Six candidate forums coming to your communities http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=411 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries, the League&nbsp;of Women Voters and local community&nbsp;groups are partnering on six candidate forums across Snohomish and Island counties, some in your area.</p> <p>Here&#39;s the link to our post that includes all six forums, but hopefully in a format that makes it easy for you to choose the events that will mean the most to your readers:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/partnerships-bringing-six-candidate-forums-to-communities/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/partnerships-bringing-six-candidate-forums-to-communities/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=411 Maria Semple at Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation luncheon http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=409 <p>Dear media representatives,</p> <p>Bestselling author and Seattle resident Maria Semple will speak at a Sept. 5 luncheon presented by the <a href="https://sno-islefoundation.org/">Sno-Isle</a><a href="https://sno-islefoundation.org/"> Lib</a><a href="https://sno-islefoundation.org/">raries</a><a href="https://sno-islefoundation.org/"> Foundation</a>.</p> <p>Here&#39;s the link to our post about the event:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/novelist-and-emmy-nominee-maria-semple-coming-to-foundation-event/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/novelist-and-emmy-nominee-maria-semple-coming-to-foundation-event/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=409 Sno-Isle Libraries names new lead librarian for business services http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=408 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Emily Felt is Sno-Isle Libraries new librarian leading&nbsp;efforts regarding our strategic priority to &quot;strengthen&nbsp;our economy by supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners.&quot;</p> <p>Here&#39;s our post about Emily and all the business-related resources available through Sno-Isle Libraries:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/emily-felt-ready-to-help-businesses-start-and-grow/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/emily-felt-ready-to-help-businesses-start-and-grow/</a></p> <p>If you are looking for something a bit shorter, here&#39;s a brief version:</p> <p><em>Want to start a business? Grow an existing business?</em></p> <p><em>Emily Felt is here to help.</em></p> <p><em>Felt is the new lead librarian for business services at Sno-Isle Libraries. She leads support services and resources for entrepreneurs and small-business owners.</em></p> <p><em>&ldquo;A business person may not think about going to the community library for help,&rdquo; Felt said. &ldquo;But they should.</em></p> <p><em>Felt earned a BA from Willamette U in 2008 and a Master in Library and Information Science from the UW in 2014. Felt has been with the library district since 2010, most recently at the Monroe Library.</em></p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=408 New library director expected to be named http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=406 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees is scheduled to convene the regular August board meeting today at 5 p.m.</p> <p>On the agenda is a discussion/action item related to the executive director search. Should the board move ahead with a decision on naming a new director, we expect to have an announcement&nbsp;on our website and <a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/">news blog</a> and news release to you shortly thereafter.</p> <p>Thanks for all you do.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=406 Board names Lois Langer Thompson as Sno-Isle Libraries executive director http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=407 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees has named Lois Langer Thompson as the next executive director for the library district.</p> <p>Here is a link to our post with more details:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/board-names-lois-langer-thompson-as-sno-isle-libraries-executive-director/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/board-names-lois-langer-thompson-as-sno-isle-libraries-executive-director/</a></p> <p>To our print&nbsp;friends, we understand the portrait in our post is a small file size. You may want to consider an image from our <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sno-isle/sets/72157700371741784/">photo gallery</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=407 New tech classes focus on security and skills http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=405 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has a new series of classes starting in September that your readers may find helpful. Here is a link to our recent post about the classes:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/new-tech-classes-focus-on-security-and-skills/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/new-tech-classes-focus-on-security-and-skills/</a></p> <p>And, here&#39;s something a bit shorter, if that helps:</p> <p><em>Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a new series of technology&nbsp;classes focusing on some of the most requested and concerning subjects of the day.</em></p> <p><em>Starting in September, the Tech Pros series will have four classes aimed at keeping personal data safe on the web. The classes include information on password safety, tech support scams, identity&nbsp;theft and protecting the digital legacies of loved ones after their death.</em></p> <p><em>Three more classes will offer tips and help with using Adobe Photoshop, dealing with the world of digital assistants such as&nbsp; Siri, Cortana, Google and Alexa and&nbsp;how to make taking&nbsp;technology on vacation more fun and less headache.</em></p> <p><em>Specific classes, dates and locations are all in the <a href="https://sno-isle.libnet.info/events">Sno-Isle Libraries events calendar</a> by searching for &ldquo;Tech Pros.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>Thanks for all you do in keeping our communities informed,</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=405 Sno-Isle Libraries Board votes to make executive-director offer http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=404 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees voted this afternoon to make an employment offer in the continuing process of finding the next executive director. The name of the successful candidate will be released once an agreement is finalized and may be announced as soon as the Aug. 27 regular board meeting.</p> <p>More details are available in our news post:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/board-votes-to-move-ahead-with-executive-director-offer/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/board-votes-to-move-ahead-with-executive-director-offer/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all&nbsp;you do in keeping&nbsp;our communities&nbsp;informed.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=404 Sno-Isle Libraries executive director search down to three finalists http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=403 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The search for the next leader of Sno-Isle Libraries is down to three finalists. Starting Wednesday, the candidates will participate in three days of library tours, public receptions and interviews with the Board of Trustees.</p> <p>More details and the&nbsp;finalists&#39; names and short bios are in our news blog post here:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/executive-director-search-down-to-three-finalists/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/executive-director-search-down-to-three-finalists/</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#FF0000">(Note: While you may find photos of the candidates from various online sources, we do not have photos that we can provide at this time.)</span></p> <p>Thanks for all&nbsp;you do,</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=403 Two public meetings set with finalists for executive director http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=402 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>We have&nbsp;posted the next step in naming a new executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries here:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/two-public-meetings-with-executive-director-finalists/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/two-public-meetings-with-executive-director-finalists/</a></p> <p>Text from the post is also below.</p> <p>Please note that the names of the finalists will not be available until Aug. 13.</p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>The public will have an opportunity to see, hear and meet the finalists to become the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries.</p> <p>Two events are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16. At these events, each finalist will have an opportunity to share their views and thoughts followed by an informal reception where attendees may engage with the finalists and others. The names of the finalists will be released Aug. 13.</p> <p>The two 90-minute events are scheduled for:</p> <ul> <li>11 a.m., <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Coupeville+Recreation+Hall/@48.2201242,-122.6875973,19z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x548f8b559945d759:0x992d454f7e17aae1!2sCoupeville,+WA+98239!3b1!8m2!3d48.2198208!4d-122.6862804!3m4!1s0x548f8ca790f0ab7d:0x2b9ea06bd5f19d32!8m2!3d48.2205921!4d-122.6879914">Coupeville Recreation Hall</a>, 901 NW Alexander St., Coupeville</li> <li>6:30 p.m., <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marysville+Library+-+Sno-Isle+Libraries/@48.0637776,-122.150328,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x5485537418e90611:0xed3f312862e687f5!2sMarysville+Library+-+Sno-Isle+Libraries!8m2!3d48.063774!4d-122.148134!3m4!1s0x5485537418e90611:0xed3f312862e687f5!8m2!3d48.063774!4d-122.148134">Marysville Library</a>, 6120 Grove St, Marysville</li> </ul> <p>In addition to the Aug. 16 public events, the finalists will tour Sno-Isle Libraries facilities on Aug. 15 and then participate in individual interviews on Aug. 17 with members of the library district&rsquo;s Board of Trustees.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/executive-director">executive director position</a> is hired by the <a href="https://www.sno-isle.org/board/trustees/">Board of Trustees</a>. A three-member committee including Board President Marti Anamosa and trustees Susan Kostick and Rico Tessandore is conducting the search with the assistance of Library Strategies International LLC.</p> <p>There were 19 applicants by the July 1 deadline for first consideration. The search committee narrowed the list to six semifinalists and conducted initial interviews July 26-27. Following the finalist interviews, a decision by the board is anticipated in late August.</p> <p>Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory will retire in early December after more than 33 years with the library district and the past 16 years as executive director. A new executive director is expected to take over following Woolf-Ivory&rsquo;s departure.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=402 Process underway to pick next Sno-Isle Libraries executive director http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=401 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>The process to replace Sno-Isle Libraries retiring executive director, Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, is underway and we&#39;ve just posted an update&nbsp;here:</p> <p><a href="http://https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/interviews-start-for-next-executive-director-of-sno-isle-libraries/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/interviews-start-for-next-executive-director-of-sno-isle-libraries/</a></p> <p>We expect&nbsp;further updates in the coming week(s) as the Board of Trustees continues its work.</p> <p>Thanks for all your work.</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=401 Stay cool at the library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=400 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Hot enough for ya?</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries&#39;s community libraries are a place to stay cool, calm and collected.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here&#39;s our post about where to go and what to do while you&#39;re there:</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/libraries-are-cool-especially-in-the-heat/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/libraries-are-cool-especially-in-the-heat/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do,</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=400 Explore Summer events coming to Sno-Isle Libraries http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=399 <p>Dear media representative,</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has a summer&rsquo;s worth of fun activities and reading lined up at the 23 community libraries.</p> <p>Along with these entertaining and educational events is the reality that children who read over the summer are better prepared when they head back to class this fall.</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s a link to our kick-off article about Explore Summer 2018 and how having fun is also helpful.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/summer-reading-can-set-stage-for-school-success/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/summer-reading-can-set-stage-for-school-success/</a></p> <p>Thanks for all you do in keeping your communities informed.</p> <p>Jim</p> <p>Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</p> Tue, 29 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=399 Digital bookmobile' coming to Oak Harbor Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=398 <p><span style="font-size:12px">Dear Whidbey friends,</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px">We had a last-minute opportunity to schedule&nbsp;a visit from the &quot;digital bookmobile,&quot; a project sponsored by OverDrive, one of our digital materials providers. Thanks to Oak Harbor managing librarian Mary Campbell, it is coming to your area from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 23.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px">This is a one-of-a-kind truck packed with a lot of interesting technology and experts with tips on how to download&nbsp;and use digital materials from Sno-Isle Libraries. This event is appropriate for all ages.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px">Here is our post (with a photo) on the event:&nbsp;<a href="https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/digital-bookmobile-coming-to-oak-harbor-library/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/digital-bookmobile-coming-to-oak-harbor-library/</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px">Thanks for any help you can provide on&nbsp;getting the word out.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px">Jim</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px">Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</span></p> Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=398 Survey to help Sno-Isle Libraries leadership search http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=396 <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Dear media representative,</span></p> <p>The public has a chance to help shape the search for the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries by participating in an online survey.</p> <p>Here&#39;s our post about the survey and the search:<br /> <span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><a href="http://https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/library-trustees-invite-public-input-on-search-for-next-executive-director/">https://blog.sno-isle.org/news/library-trustees-invite-public-input-on-search-for-next-executive-director/</a> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Thanks for considering letting your readers, listeners, viewers&nbsp;and constituents know about this opportunity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Jim</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Jim Hills<br /> Public Information Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> 7312 35th Ave. NE<br /> Marysville, WA 98271-7417<br /> jhills@sno-isle.org<br /> 360-651-7050</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=396