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New Lakewood/Smokey Point Library to open Jan. 6
Lakewood/Smokey Point Library Manager Jocelyn Redel takes a moment before the shelves were filled. Photo gallery

The new year will see a new library serving the Lakewood-Smokey point area.

The grand opening of the new facility named the Lakewood/Smokey Point Library is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Jan. 6.

 “Opening a new library is a big project and staff members across Sno-Isle Libraries have been working hard to get the library ready,” said Jocelyn Redel, recently named as library manager.

The library district leased space at 3411 169th Place NE, just off Smokey Point Boulevard, close to the Lowe’s and Tractor Supply stores and near I-5 and Highway 531. Following Saturday’s opening ceremony, the library will be open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. There also will be special grand-opening hours on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library’s normal schedule will be:

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

As the 23rd and newest in the Sno-Isle Libraries system, library customers will be able to access all the same materials and services that are available in the district collection of more than 1.2 million items. As with all Sno-Isle Libraries facilities, the library will offer free wi-fi.

Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory said the new library has been in the planning stages for a number of years. “We said in the 2016-2025 Capital Facilities Plan that the growing Lakewood-Smokey Point community deserves better library services,” Woolf-Ivory said. “Now, we’re following through on that recommendation.”

The grand opening ceremonies are scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Among those scheduled to offer welcome comments at the event are Woolf-Ivory, Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees Chair Marti Anamosa, Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert, Lakewood School District Superintendent Michael Mack and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Director Paul Pitkin. Along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, there will be live music by an ensemble from Lakewood High School.

Other agencies joining the event with information for attendees include:

  • Lakewood School District
  • City of Arlington
  • Community Transit
  • Snohomish Health District
  • Snohomish County Auditor voter registration
  • LiveHealthy 2020

About Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries serves 743,540 residents in Snohomish and Island counties through 22 community libraries, online services and Library on Wheels.

For more information

Jim Hills, Sno-Isle Libraries Public Information Manager, 360-651-7050, jhills@sno-isle.org

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