About Us

About Us

Our Vision

Everyone in our community is connected to their library.

Our Mission

We engage and inspire our communities through equitable access to knowledge and resources.

Our Values

Community. Equity. Inclusion. Welcoming. Learning. Respect.

Our Goals

Enhance library services so that everyone can engage in experiences they value.

Create inspiring spaces so that customers and staff experience spaces that are welcoming, inclusive, easy-to-use, and support current and emerging library use.

Optimize library funding so that we can continue to be good stewards of our finances and work to secure additional private and state funds.

Invest in our people and organization so that we are resilient, equitable and regenerative and our staff have the support and resources they need.

2 counties | 800,000+ residents | 23 libraries | 450+ employees

Color graphic (purple to lime green gradient) listing statistics for Sno-Isle Libraries events: 1,485 Online Events, 2,130 Author Event Attendees, 826 children's storytimes (including bilingual Korean & Russian), 4,553 Attendees at civic engagement events.
Learn more inside the 2021 Community Report.
Color gradient graphic with purple book icon, navy computer icon, phone icon & teal table icon collectively representing library checkouts. Text giving numbers for 2021 checkouts: 3 million physical items checked out with contact-free & in-person pickup, 3.4 million Digital items checked out and 11% increase in digital item use.

Sno-Isle Libraries continues to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion into all facets of our organization. Key work in 2021 included the expansion of in-person, contact-free, and online services for greater access and to allow customers to connect their way: online, in-person, or with contact-free service.

— Lois Langer Thompson, Executive Director

purple "i" information icon

15,743
LibChat, email, and text help sessions.

pink question mark icon

681
Book-a-librarian sessions for 1-1 help.

teal printer icon

800, 336
Pages printed with remote printing.

teal Wi-Fi icon

1.47 million
Wi-Fi connections from library premises.

green laptop icon

12,177
Laptop & Wi-Fi hotspot checkouts.

2 counties | 800,000+ residents | 23 libraries | 450+ employees

Color graphic (purple to lime green gradient) listing statistics for Sno-Isle Libraries events: 1,485 Online Events, 2,130 Author Event Attendees, 826 children's storytimes (including bilingual Korean & Russian), 4,553 Attendees at civic engagement events.
Learn more inside the 2021 Community Report.
Color gradient graphic with purple book icon, navy computer icon, phone icon & teal table icon collectively representing library checkouts. Text giving numbers for 2021 checkouts: 3 million physical items checked out with contact-free & in-person pickup, 3.4 million Digital items checked out and 11% increase in digital item use.

Sno-Isle Libraries continues to embed equity, diversity, and inclusion into all facets of our organization. Key work in 2021 included the expansion of in-person, contact-free, and online services for greater access and to allow customers to connect their way: online, in-person, or with contact-free service.

— Lois Langer Thompson, Executive Director

purple "i" information icon

15,743
LibChat, email, and text help sessions.

pink question mark icon

681
Book-a-librarian sessions for 1-1 help.

teal printer icon

800, 336
Pages printed with remote printing.

teal Wi-Fi icon

1.47 million
Wi-Fi connections from library premises.

green laptop icon

12,177
Laptop & Wi-Fi hotspot checkouts.

Colorful pie chart showing library budget by percentages: 95.1% from General Property Taxes, 3.5% from grants, and 1.4% from Other (investments, donations, and miscellaneous funds)

$66.6 million revenue

$64.8 million expenditures

35 years clean audits

Colorful pie chart showing library budget by percentages: 95.1% from General Property Taxes, 3.5% from grants, and 1.4% from Other (investments, donations, and miscellaneous funds)

$66.6 million revenue

$64.8 million expenditures

35 years clean audits

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