What is Happening at Your Local Library?

By Melinda Larke - Cherry Valley Macaroni Kid June 24, 2021

The local library has always been a part of our summer.  Finding books to read over the summer, having a place to go and play when it got too hot out, or just having fun with their in-person programs.  Now that the local libraries are beginning to open up again, I am just unsure of what exactly is happening there.    If you are  confused like me, here are some of the goings on at our local libraries. 

Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle has opened up many of their branches for  limited in-building services. 

To enter a participating Sno-Isle Libraries library, customers must:

  • Wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth (ages 2+)
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Maintain customer occupancy limits

Both the Monroe Public Library and the Sultan Public Library are open for the limited in-building services.   They are both offering 

  • Access to full collection
  • In-library holds pick up
  • Public computers
  • Printing/copying/scanning

Sno-Isle has also started their Summer Reading program

Read (or be read to) for 10 hours this summer to earn a free book!

There are three ways to track your reading:

  1. Download a paper reading log for KIDS, opens a new window or TEENS, opens a new window or pick one up at your library.
  2. Go online to Beanstack, opens a new window.
  3. Download the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device.

When you’re done with all 10 hours, contact or go to your local library to receive your free book.

Other fun programs happening at local Sno-Isle Libraries are  - 

 King County Library System

Several King County Libraries are open for in-library and contactless  services.   You may browse the collection and use computers, copiers, and printers. Socially-distanced chairs and tables may be available. Get help from staff. Services may vary by location. Help the library stay open and safe.

  • Please do not use the library if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Wear a mask at all times. Mask must cover your nose and mouth. Vented masks, bandanas, and neck gaiters are not acceptable.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from anyone else in the area.

The Carnation Library has changed its hours and is only open two days per week.   The Woodinville Library is open every day and the Duvall Library is open Tuesday-Saturdays. 

The King County Summer Reading Program is open!  To participate create an account on our challenge site, Beanstack. Or use the printable reading log to track the time you and your family members spend reading. Your goal is to read 1,000 minutes between June 1 and August 31. Children ages birth to 5 can take part by completing 50 early learning activities with an adult.
Read anything you want. This includes reading to someone else or listening to an audiobook.   

Everyone who logs 500 minutes or more of reading or 25 early learning activities is eligible to win a gift certificate to a local bookstore.
Prizes are awarded courtesy of the King County Library System Foundation.
Winners will be chosen at each library after August 31.

Virtual events are still happening for kids, teens, and adults.  

Keep finding your family fun -