MLT Library hosting 50th anniversary celebration of Sno-Isle Libraries, book sale Saturday

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Sno-Isle Libraries Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory
Mountlake Terrace Librarian Rosie Brewer

By Doug Petrowski

The Mountlake Terrace Library hosts an activity-filled open house this Saturday, June 9 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sno-Isle Libraries. The celebration begins when the doors open at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

At 11 a.m., a formal program begins with a reading of a City of Mountlake Terrace Proclamation honoring Sno-Isle Libraries, followed by an address from the regional library system’s Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory. Those expected to attend the program include Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield, members of the city council and members of the Sno-Isle Library trustees. A children’s choir made up of students from Mountlake Terrace, Cedar Way and Terrace Park elementary schools will provide music.

The open house will also offer light refreshments, children’s craft activities, demonstrations of the library’s Polaris computer system, and book talks by library staff.

In addition, the library will begin work on a time capsule that will be sealed at a library event at the end of the summer, to be opened in 2022. Input will be collected from the public about what should go into the time capsule. “Everyone who submits an idea will receive a free book,” said Mountlake Terrace Librarian Rosy Brewer.

The Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library will also be holding their big spring book sale on Saturday, offering thousands of used books for sale in the library’s large conference room. The sale is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the book sale go to funding various library events and programs, including the Summer Reading Program for children and youth.

Sno-Isle Libraries was formed in 1962 when Snohomish County and Island County banded together their two independent rural library systems. Sno-Isle Libraries, now headquartered in Marysville, has grown to 21 community libraries, with mobile services to reach others in the two-county service area. Mountlake Terrace joined Sno-Isle Libraries in 1986.

“Every branch in the system is having a celebration sometime this year,” said Brewer.

The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300-58th Ave. W. For more information call 425-776-8722.

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