Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes volunteers of all ages and walks of life. Whether helping with a short-term project, regularly scheduled task or special event, volunteers enrich our community libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties.

Friends of the Library are non-profit volunteer organizations that bring together involved, caring people who support and promote the services and programs of their community library.

Through their fundraising efforts, Friends groups undertake projects and supply items that fall outside the established budget of their local library.

Funds raised by our Friends provide:

  • Programming for all ages
  • Support the Summer Reading Program for children
  • Furniture and building improvements
  • Special project funding
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Active Friends Groups

Please note: Our Friends of the Library groups are beginning to resume some activities. Please reach out to library staff for information regarding local opportunities.

FAQs: Volunteering & Employment

  • Whether you're interested in a position at one of our 23 library locations throughout Snohomish and Island counties, with our outreach services through Library on Wheels, or at our Service Center in Marysville, Washington, you'll find the rewarding career you've been seeking at Sno-Isle Libraries. At each of our locations, you'll find friendly and warm individuals who make customer service a top priority. You'll discover how the staff operates as a team, working together to help customers get the most out of their library experience. Our job opportunities include:

    Librarian Positions

    (Requires a Master of Library and Information Science Degree)
    • Librarian Reference, Children's, Teens, Collection Services
    • Library Manager II, III, IV and Assistant Library Manager
    • Service Coordinator Adult Services, Early Literacy, Programming Services, and School Age
    • District Managers

    Community Library & Outreach Positions

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    • Public Services Assistant
    • Library Associate
    • Supervising Public Services Assistant
    • Library Circulation Supervisor
    • Library Manager I

    Administrative Positions

    • Accounting
    • Administration
    • Collection Services Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation & Delivery
    • Communications & Marketing
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology

    Supported Employment Opportunities

    Sno-Isle Libraries is piloting a program to provide paid, competitive Supported Employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities supported by a job coach. When a supported opportunity is available, it will be advertised with Employment Service Providers and applications will be accepted through our jobs page (visit Employment, opens a new window and click “View Current Openings”).

    To be eligible for Supported Employment positions, candidates must:

    • Be a client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and provide their DDA case number.
    • Have long-term support from the DDA.
    • Have long-term support from a job coach/Employment Service Provider.

    Contact us with questions about Supported Employment opportunities.

  • All open job positions are posted online. You can access our currently available positions by visiting Employment and clicking “View Current Openings.”

    Before you begin:

    • First-time users will need to create an account.
    • Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, and/or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost. You will not be able to save a page until all required fields are filled out.
    • All applications must be submitted online and are due by 9:59 p.m. Pacific time on the closing date.
    • Suggested browsers to use: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari.

    Filling out your application:

    • Upload your resume and cover letter before filling out your application. If you're not sure how to address your cover letter we suggest "Dear Hiring Team."
    • Answer supplemental questions completely and tailor your answers to the essential duties listed in the posting of the job for which you are applying.
    • Include all relevant information about your work history and qualifications in your application, including volunteer and internship experience.
    • Review your application to ensure it is complete and free of spelling and grammatical errors prior to submitting.
    • Five professional references are required, including at least two managers. A manager reference can include your current or recent supervisors or managers, indirect supervisors or managers, teachers, professors, advisors or someone who has observed your volunteer or workgroup activities.

    Upon submitting your application, you will be taken to a confirmation page with the option to export your submitted application to a PDF for your records. You can view your current and past applications on your My Applications page. This page will also confirm which applications are complete.

  • We are not currently accepting volunteer applications.

  • Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes students pursuing a career in Library and Information Science. College internships are available to students, including Sno-Isle employees currently enrolled in a library school, wishing to gain valuable, real-world experience and course credit. It is our goal to provide a rich, structured field learning experience for students in a variety of professional settings.

    All internships will follow these guidelines:

    • Internships are unpaid. All transportation costs are the responsibility of the intern.
    • Interns will be supervised by a professional in their field of interest.
    • Internships can be completed in any Sno-Isle library or at the Service Center, dependent upon the needs and availability of projects.
    • All interns must successfully pass a background check before they begin work.
    • All interns must successfully complete an interview process before placement.
    • Interns are responsible for coordinating any documentation needed for course credits.
    • Interns are held to the same professional expectations as library staff.
    • Sno-Isle Libraries reserves the right to terminate the internship relationship for poor performance or when library policies and procedures are not followed.

    To find out more about the Sno-Isle Libraries Internship Program, please contact Terri Taylor, Human Resources Specialist 360-651-7004.

    Campus Programs

    Sno-Isle Libraries regularly attends and sponsors career events in conjunction with local college campuses and the University of Washington iSchool. Contact the Career Center of your college or university for more details.

  • As Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to the social, cultural and intellectual well-being of the communities we serve, we're just as committed to taking care of our valued staff. We offer a stimulating environment that promotes a healthy attitude towards learning, and a generous benefits package featuring:

    Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

    Our health insurance plans are paid by Sno-Isle for all employees working 20 or more hours per week and covers 50% of dependent medical costs for covered employees and employee dental to staff working fewer than 20 hours per week Employees may also purchase benefits for dependents and domestic partners.

    Retirement Savings

    Employees working 16 hours per week or more are automatically enrolled in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). Both Sno-Isle and employees contribute toward PERS retirement benefits.

    457 Deferred Compensation Plan

    All employees are eligible to participate in this voluntary tax-deferred compensation plan. You can supplement any other retirement benefits you may have by setting aside pre-tax dollars in this retirement savings account.

    Life and Accidental Death Insurance

    All full-time employees qualify for the group term life insurance benefit equal to one times their annual salary. Employees working 20-39 hours receive $10,000 in coverage.

    Employee Assistance Program

    This employer-sponsored program is a confidential counseling assessment and referral service. The EAP offers employees and their families personal and professional counseling, legal and financial consultation services, and more.

    Paid Time Off

    Full-time employees receive 14 to 24 days of vacation per year, based on years of service, and earn up to 8 hours of sick time per month. Part-time employees accrue pro-rated vacation and sick leave hours based on their weekly allocated hours. Sno-Isle also offers 11 paid holidays per year.

    Multilingual Pay Differential

    To acknowledge the additional skills staff bring to customer interactions and programs in multiple languages.

    Flexible Healthcare and Daycare Spending Accounts

    Employees working 20 hours or more can set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for up to $2,750 in family medical expenses and up to $5,000 in child care needs.

FAQs: Contact Us

  • Chat with us

    By email

    • Submit your questions, comments or suggestions by email and our librarians will assist you.

    By phone

    • Check Locations & Hours to find your community library's phone number and operating hours.
    • Questions? A member of our Administrative Center staff can also help direct your call. Call us at 360-651-7000 (local) or 877-766-4753 (toll free), Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Text us

    • Text your questions to 360-810-5188. Supported hours are Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • To expedite service, please include your name and telephone number in your initial message. Your standard text messaging rates apply.

    Online

    • Book a Librarian appointments allow you to ask your question directly to library staff during a digital or in-person session. This free 30 to 60-minute session will provide you with personalized help finding information or using technology.

  • If you have a question, comment or suggestion, please email the library and someone will respond within 24 to 48 hours.

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