Edmonds Library Project Overview

Two people seated in the community art wall

Sno-Isle Libraries welcomed our community back into their library on Jan. 13, 2024.

How was the project funded?

  • Sno-Isle Libraries invested 2.5 million in our Edmonds Community with the Edmonds Library modernization. This project was budgeted in our planned $14 million in 2023 capital funds.
  • $36,830.60 from Sno-Isle Libraries’ insurance helped cover furniture and equipment.
  • The City of Edmonds insurance settlement helped cover recovery and repairs.

Architect for the Project

Johnston Architects

Project Overview

  • February 2024: Backordered furniture, fixtures, and equipment are being completed. 
  • January 13, 2024: Grand opening! Approximately 4,000 community members celebrated at the newly reopened Edmonds Library on Jan. 13 & 14. 
  • October 2023: Work continues on carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical work.
  • July 2023: Framing for meeting rooms completed, HVAC improvements made, flooring & masonry prepared. The City of Edmonds completed lobby renovations.
  • June 2023: Removed ceilings, began meeting room framing, completed demolition.
  • May 2023: Faber Construction was awarded the construction contract and construction begins.
  • May 2023: The Interlocal Agreement was co-approved by Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees and Edmonds City Council.
  • April 2023: A request for bid was issued for a general contractor for construction.
  • April 2023: The Edmonds Library remodel design was revealed and a project package was submitted to the City of Edmonds to begin the permitting process.
  • April 2023: Insurance assessment finalized for inclusion in the Interlocal Agreement.
  • March – May 2023: Construction permit application and approval.
  • December 2022 – March 2023: Johnston Architects designed the Edmonds Library.
  • February 2023: Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees and Edmonds City Council co-approved the annexation agreement amendment.
  • January 2023: Sno-Isle Libraries presented at Edmonds City Council Public Safety, Planning, Human Services and Personnel Committee
  • December 2022: Working with City partners and support teams to define and finalize the scope of the project.
  • December 2022: City of Edmonds completing repairs on restrooms and elevators.
  • November 2022: City of Edmonds and Sno-Isle Libraries accessed their insurance claims.
  • October 2022: Hired a professional public library architect, Johnston Architects.
  • September 2022: In partnership with the City of Edmonds, opened a pop-up library in the Plaza Room for continued access to holds, browsing, printing, and more.
  • August 2022: Dried out the building and performed tests to ensure the building is dry.
  • July 2022: The City of Edmond’s contractor, Restore-X, removed the standing water, drywall and carpet.
  • June 2022: Recovered 54,000 books and IT equipment from the space.
  • June 23, 2022: Edmonds Library suffered catastrophic water damage when a pipe ruptured, and an estimated 60,000 gallons flooded the 17,000 square foot library.

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