A new library is coming to Lakewood-Smokey Point
The 2016-2025 Capital Facilities Plan identified that the growing Lakewood-Smokey Point community deserves better library services. Now, efforts are underway to open a Lakewood/Smokey Point Library on Jan. 6, 2018.
Sno-Isle Libraries has leased space at 3411 169th Place NE, close to the I-5 and Highway 531 interchange, just off Smokey Point Boulevard, next to Lowe's and Tractor Supply. When Lakewood/Smokey Point Library on Jan. 6, 2018, customers will be able to access all the materials and resources available at the other 22 community libraries across Snohomish and Island counties.
This demonstration library allows both Sno-Isle Libraries and the fast-growing Lakewood/Smokey Point community to see how library services can best be delivered.
Where will the new library be located?
The Lakewood/Smokey Point Library will be located near the intersection of 172nd Street NE (Highway 531) and Smokey Point Boulevard, in the shopping center near Tractor Supply Co. and Lowe's. The address is 3411 169th Place NE, Suites ABC, Arlington, WA 98223.
When will the library open?
The library is scheduled to open Jan. 6, 2018
What will the library offer?
The leased, 4,000-square-foot library will include:
- Comfortable seating for leisure reading
- Tables for work and study
- A community meeting room
Services will include:
- A wide selection of books, DVDs and other resources
- Laptops for use in the library
- Wi-Fi for use with personal devices
- Library classes and activities to meet community needs and interests
- Personal assistance from library staff
How often will the library be open?
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Why open a new library?
- Students attend five public schools located in the Lakewood-Smokey Point area.
- Residents of the area live more than five miles away from libraries in Arlington, Marysville and Stanwood. Heavy traffic in the area makes travel to these libraries difficult.
- Sno-Isle Libraries' 2016-2025 Capital Facilities Plan identified the Lakewood-Smokey Point area as a rapidly growing community underserved by library facilities in other communities.
- The population of this area is projected to increase 10 percent by 2021.
What is a demonstration library?
A demonstration library project allows a community to experience the services and resources available in a conveniently located library facility.