Edmonds Library to Reopen Summer 2023

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Katie Leone, Marketing and Communications Manager
kleone@sno-isle.org / 360.651.7050

Kelsey Foster, Communications Strategist/Public Information Officer
kelsey.foster@edmondswa.gov / 425.480.2397

Flooded with community support, the Edmonds Library provides essential services and an indispensable gathering space. In partnership with the City of Edmonds, Sno-Isle Libraries is working to use this unfortunate event, severe water damage, as an opportunity to create an inspiring space. Sno-Isle Libraries anticipates welcoming our community back into their library at the beginning of summer.

“Our community is at the forefront of everything we do. Sno-Isle Libraries is investing in the Edmonds Library to create an inspiring, welcoming space for our customers to enjoy now and for years to come,” said Diane Lai, Sno-Isle Libraries community libraries director.

The Edmonds Library reopen project hit a key milestone with hiring a professional public library architect, Johnston Architects, to determine the scope and design. The project is being intentionally implemented to start with furniture due to supply chain delays to ensure the soonest open date.

After the entire 17,000 square feet library was filled with roughly 60,000 gallons of water, the City of Edmonds and Sno-Isle Libraries are actively working to upgrade the space.

“We are grateful for our partnership with Sno-Isle Libraries, and we appreciate the patience of our community as we navigate these emergency repairs. We look forward to celebrating the upgraded facility at the re-opening with the community this summer!” said Susan McLaughlin, City of Edmonds director of planning and development.

Customers are invited to the Edmonds Library pop-up in the rooftop Plaza Room, 650 Main St, Edmonds. Library pop-up services are expanded to allow customers to pick-up holds, browse our collection, check out laptops, access Wi-Fi, and printing and copier services. Sno-Isle Libraries staff are available to connect customers to everything the library offers.

About Sno-Isle Libraries
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.