Edmonds Library to Reopen

Sno-Isle Libraries anticipates welcoming our community back into their library in 2023. Our Edmonds Library is the cornerstone of our thriving community, and it is our intent to open the library as soon as possible. We are using this unplanned occurrence as an opportunity to reimagine library services within the 17,000 square feet building footprint.

How is the project funded?

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

Architect for the Project

Johnston Architects

Project Overview

  • 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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