Three finalists for Sno-Isle Libraries executive director position selected

Three finalists are in the running to be the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries. The finalists are: Tess Mayer is Director, Library Outreach, Programs and Services at the King County Library System (KCLS). Mayer joined KCLS in 2015. She worked at The Seattle Public Library for a decade prior to KCLS. Mayer earned a Master of Library and Information…

Sno-Isle Libraries begins interviews in search for new executive director

Sno-Isle Libraries is moving toward naming a new executive director, according to an update released Friday. “We are looking at some excellent candidates and are confident that the creative and far-sighted leader we are looking for is among them,” Board President Marti Anamosa said.  “We expect to select someone who will guide us through the…

Sno-Isle libraries are cool, especially in the heat

In the heat of the summer, finding a way to stay cool can a problem. Sno-Isle Libraries has a solution: Visit your community library. Of the 23 library buildings, 20 have air conditioning and are open to the public during regular business hours. Open hours can vary from building to building. Wi-fi is free and…

Summer reading can set stage for school success, and Sno-Isle Libraries ready to help

As youngsters get set to slide into summer, Sno-Isle Libraries is ready to help stop their academic slide in June, July and August. “There are plenty of studies that show ‘summer slide’ is real,” said Joy Feldman, early learning coordinator at Sno-Isle Libraries. “Students begin to lose skills learned during the school year if they…

Questions, answers and facts about the Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy

Property taxes are a tough subject, but worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier libraries – and the other 19 community libraries in the Sno-Isle Libraries district – comes from an operations levy, which is on your annual property tax statement. Only 2 percent…

Kellie Moeller Calligraphy Exhibit opens Oct. 1 at library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission will present the Kellie Moeller Calligraphy Exhibit for the month of October at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Kellie Moeller’s artwork places thoughts to paper with praise and ink. She seeks to draw people towards contemplation of faith and now and then to mirth. Having lived…

Terrace Library helps 10-year-old business whiz

From the Sno-Isle Libraries website section titled “Your Library Stories” comes this report of 10-year-old Torren, who asked Mountlake Terrace Library staff for a piece of paper and if the library had a copy machine. “He wanted to make fliers for his summer dog walking business,” says Melody from the Terrace Library. “He made a…

Sno-Isle Libraries program looking for instructors with ‘write stuff’

Ernest Hemingway said writing is easy: “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” There definitely won’t been any bleeding and typewriters are unlikely, but Sno-Isle Libraries is looking for people who can help others be writers, maybe even the next Hemingway. “We’re soliciting proposals for a series of workshops, classes, lectures…

Enroll for reduced-fare ORCA card at MLT Library on Fridays

WithinReach, a nonprofit assistance organization, is partnering with the Mountlake Terrace Library to help low-income individuals and families to enroll for reduced fares on local transit systems. WithinReach representatives will be at the Mountlake Terrace Library each Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m., helping people sign up for the ORCA LIFT Reduced Fare Transit Pass. An ORCA…

Mountlake Terrace library takes steps to reduce trash

The Mountlake Terrace Library is taking steps to reduce landfill waste by recycling and composting more trash. “Over the past five years, we’ve systematically become a greener, more sustainable operation,” Public Information Manager Jim Hills wrote on Sno-Isle’s website. “With 21 libraries, five mobile-library vehicles, a fleet of additional vehicles and a service center, Sno-Isle Libraries…

Sno-Isle Libraries offering no-wait downloads of finance eBooks

While the memory of Tax Day is still fresh, now may be the time to get a handle on those personal-finance decisions, Sno Isle Libraries suggests. For those looking for a few tips, the library system has seven financial advice titles available as eBooks for immediate download through May 15. The eBooks are: Real Money…

MLT Library presents: Purge Paper, Conquer Piles, Create Files seminar Friday

Are you feeling overwhelmed and embarrassed by paper piles on your desk? Are you wasting time looking for important documents?Then “Purge Paper, Conquer Piles, Create Files” is for you. Come to the Mountlake Terrace Library from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Presenter Monikia Kirstofferson will show you how to organize your office embracing the 5S…

TEDxSnoIsleLibraries speakers announced, viewing options expanded

Twenty-three speakers will be on stage at the inaugural TEDxSnoIsleLibraries on Nov. 6. The theme of the daylong event is “Creating New Futures.” “Our goal is to showcase short talks that will explore how businesses, communities, and people can thrive here in Snohomish and Island counties,” said organizer Ken Harvey, director of communications for Sno-Isle…

Reminder; Sno-Isle Libraries seeking public comment on future library buildings

Sno-Isle Libraries will host five open houses from Oct. 14-27, to hear from the public regarding whether, and how, community library buildings should change. The tax-supported district serves nearly 700,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties and has 21 community libraries. Residents are invited to attend one of the following open houses to help shape…

Sno-Isle hosts Open Houses for public comment on future library buildings

Sno-Isle Libraries will host five open houses from Oct. 14-27, to hear from the public whether, and how, community library buildings should change. The tax-supported district serves nearly 700,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties and has 21 community libraries. Residents are invited to attend one of the following open houses to help shape the future…

Kathy Barker and Calligraphers Group exhibit opens Oct. 1 at Mountlake Terrace Library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents Kathy Barker and the Calligraphers Group exhibit starting Oct. 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The exhibit features the beautiful art of calligraphy. “Calligraphy is an art form that can be both expressive and informative, lyrical and lively, or heavy and dramatic,” said Kathy Barker. “It has rich historical…

Sno-Isle Libraries to offer alternative viewing sites for upcoming TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

With the main venue for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries already full, 10 community library viewing sites have been added for the Nov. 6 event. “The registration response has been amazing. Both the formal theater and casual viewing seats at the Edmonds Center for the Arts have been spoken for,” said TEDx organizer and Sno-Isle Libraries Communications Director Ken…

Sno-Isle Libraries set Sept. 7-8 closure for holiday, training

In addition to being closed on Labor Day, Sept. 7, Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed on Sept. 8 so that employees can attend a day of in-service training. The Monday-Tuesday closure affects the district’s 21 community libraries and Library on Wheels. Online services will remain available through the website sno-isle.org. “Providing outstanding library service is…

Insects invade Brier Library

Don Ehlen of Insect Safari brought his educational presentation on insects Wednesday afternoon to the Brier Library. An overflowing crowd of children and parents had the opportunity to look at preserved insects along with several live bugs. Children even got to touch one of the insects.

Mountlake Terrace, Brier Libraries kick off kids’ summer reading program

Both Mountlake Terrace and Brier Libraries are offering special events this week in conjunction with the kickoff of Sno-Isle Libraries 2015 Explore Summer reading program for kids and teens. On Wednesday, June 24, Brier Library hosts an “Insect Safari” with entomologist Don Ehlen. Participants can learn about the different classifications of insects from the live…

Sno-Isle library program helps students avoid ‘summer slump’

Sno-Isle Libraries has launched its 2015 Explore Summer program, offering kids and teens a way to have fun and be ready for school come fall. Students involved in summer activities that include critical thinking, creativity and hands-on discovery begin the school year better prepared for success, said Leslie Moore, Sno-Isle’s youth and outreach services manager….

Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library to meet Friday, June 12

The Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library are scheduled to meet from 3-4:30 p.m, Friday, June 12 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library is a nonprofit organization which offers opportunities for volunteers to join in supporting programs. Anyone interested in the library and the people who support it is welcome to attend meetings….

Joan Kohl painting exhibit opens June 1 at Mountlake Terrace Library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Joan Kohl Painting Exhibit starting June 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Born in Mankato, Minnesota, Kohl was involved in the arts from an early age. As a child, she took piano and dance lessons, and taught herself how to draw. After high…