Mariner Community Campus Project Overview

The new library will be the heart of the Mariner Community Campus. The Mariner Community Campus will be a central resource providing residents access to a mix of activities focused on education, learning, democracy and community connection. The goal is to provide flexible space to serve the community as it grows.  

Building a foundation for our growing community, starting with your library. 

Vision: To create an accessible Mariner Community Campus that provides basic needs and resources to residents in the Mariner-area community. The campus would be based on a permanent public-private partnership to:

  • Build a safe and accessible community campus
  • Provide a community benefit meeting the basic needs of all residents
  • Support the Mariner area through integrated and high-quality services and amenities that reinforce healthy families and a strong community

The project’s guiding principles include: Free and equal access to resources and technology, community opportunities, connection to community and social equity.

Community partners include:

  • Community Foundation of Snohomish County
  • YMCA of Snohomish County
  • Volunteers of American Western Washington
  • Washington State Family and Community Engagement Trust
  • Washington State University
  • United Way of Snohomish County
  • Snohomish STEM, Snohomish County
  • Mukilteo School District
  • Snohomish Health District
  • Edmonds  College
  • Leadership Snohomish County
  • State of Washington
  • Economic Alliance Snohomish County
  • University of Washington Bothell

Community input will continue to be integral to the new library.

How is the project funded?

  • Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
  • $4,153,940 - Washington State Local Community Project Funding

Initial funding is anchored with a Capital Budget appropriation by the State of Washington. Additional support in the form of staffing resources is being provided by Sno-Isle Libraries and other public and non-profit partners.

The funding model for subsequent phases will be established by agreement among interested parties and is anticipated to include a mix of budget, services, resources and support.

Sno-Isle Libraries is approaching funding capital projects in ways that reflect and align with each community. We are optimizing funding by pursuing a combination of sources – grant funding, capital campaigns and regular levy funds – and reducing the reliance on public bond elections.

Project Overview

  • October 2023: The property identification and acquisition process continues in tandem with community engagement and events. 
  • May 2023: Sno-Isle Libraries and Everett Housing Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to begin exploratory efforts on a joint development for the Mariner Community Campus Project. 
  • August 2022: Back-to-School Fair in partnership with Hand in Hand to distribute backpacks and school supplies, including an additional 20 community partners joining the resource fair.
  • April 2022: Property search begins.
  • March 2022: Terry Lott Jr. joins Sno-Isle to lead the development of the Mariner Community Campus project.
  • 2019: Publication of the Mariner Community Campus Community Needs Assessment Report.
  • May 2019: Community Meeting to engage our community in the planning process.
  • April 2019: Community Meeting for residents to share feedback.
  • 2018: Community needs assessment began to identify community need and define values to guide the work.
  • 2017: Conversations related to a permanent Mariner Community Campus began with Sno-Isle Libraries, the Snohomish Health District, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Mukilteo School District, United Way of Snohomish County and others.
  • 2017: Sno-Isle Libraries opened the Mariner Library as a demonstration project.

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