Today the City of Lake Stevens and Sno-Isle Libraries agreed to move forward with formal planning for a new Lake Stevens public library. Conversations have taken place that provide both parties with confidence that the partnership will continue and a new Lake Stevens Library will be funded by Sno-Isle Libraries.
“The City’s goal all along has been to find a way to provide Lake Stevens residents with a new, larger library,” said Mayor Brett Gailey. ”We appreciate Sno-Isle’s leadership on this important community issue.”
“We are moving forward with the long-standing community goal of a new public library in Lake Stevens, constructed and operated by Sno-Isle Libraries,” said Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson. “Our library staff work hard to provide services that are valuable and meaningful to our communities. I appreciate Mayor Gailey’s response and support for this plan to make a new, larger library a reality for the community.”
The next phase will be for Sno-Isle Libraries to move into the formal capital planning phase with the community to help plan the library they want. The library district plans to move forward in 2022 with site preparations on the property owned by the district in the Chapel Hill neighborhood.
For more information see the Lake Stevens Library Facility Plan
The City of Lake Stevens, Wash. (pop. 39,000) is located 36 miles north of Seattle in Snohomish County. The City is named after the lake it surrounds, and nestled between the beautiful Cascade Range and Puget Sound. The City’s vision is to be “one community around the lake” with a vibrant economy, modern infrastructure, and exceptional quality of life for residents and businesses alike. More information about Lake Stevens can be found at lakestevenswa.gov.
Sno-Isle Libraries serves over 800,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services and Library on Wheels. Our Vision: Everyone in our community is connected to their library. Our Mission: We engage and inspire our communities through equitable access to knowledge and resources. sno-isle.org