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Upper Skagit Library

Located in the historic town of Concrete, Washington, the Upper Skagit Library District serves over 5,000 people in eastern Skagit County.

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News

  • The March programs calendar is available here. Follow us on Social Media to receive library notifications, updates, and upcoming events. Also, check out our March newsletter!

  • We are conducting two surveys from now until April 13th. The first survey has to do with our magazine collection and potential updates to do with our upcoming, newly designed, website. The second survey has to do with the library's social media use. The surveys can be taken online via SurveyMonkey or you can come into the library and fill out a paper version. The choice is yours! We're really excited for all of the feedback we'll get, so make sure your voice is heard!
  • National Women's History Month The Upper Skagit Library is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month this March alongside the National Women's History Alliance. This year, the National Women’s History Alliance theme is Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence. This year's honorees are eleven women who have devoted their lives to the cause of peace and justice; from opposing nuclear weapons and ending domestic violence, to promoting nonviolent action and advocating peaceful co-existence. In addition, we will also be honoring all the women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. Come by the Library to learn about the women whose courageous and selfless deeds have and do improve the quality of so many lives, and take away information on them through books, handouts, women’s history IQ tests, and much more! You can also participate by sharing with us a few words about a woman in history you admire, and why, on our display.
  • Spring Break Scavenger Hunt! Grab your phone (or camera) and head out for some spring break scavenger fun. There is a theme to this scavenger hunt: reading! Don't forget to grab a book for yourself and one for a friend before you start your hunt! Tag each photo with #USLSPRINGREADS when posting to social media, as well as a tag with your initials or name. Or email your photos to upperskagitlibrary@gmail.com. The hunt goes from April 1st-6th.
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  • Want to learn a new skill but don’t have access to expensive college courses? With Lynda.com you won’t need them! Lynda.com (also known as LinkedIn Learning after its acquisition) is an online learning platform that offers a plethora of in-depth classes on a variety of topics taught by professionals and industry leaders to help you develop skills for work, hobbies, art, and self-improvement. Now, through the Upper Skagit Library, patrons can access Lynda’s offerings for free! Classes on Lynda range from art, graphic design, music, writing, business, marketing, project management, programming/coding, and in-depth looks at specific software used in all of these industries. Many courses are closed captioned and offered in multiple languages. Lynda also offers “Learning Paths” – recommendations on which classes to take on your journey into a particular career, such as becoming a music producer, improving your songwriting skills, becoming a small business owner, transitioning from the military into civilian employment, becoming a graphic designer, publishing an eBook, becoming an app developer or web designer, or making your own film. Together, Lynda.com and the Upper Skagit Library want to help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential. To access Lynda.com through the library, click here.
  • Step aside Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime – Kanopy is on the way! Kanopy is a streaming service geared towards libraries who want to provide thoughtful and engaging entertainment for their patrons. Kanopy provides access to over 30,000 documentaries, hit Hollywood films, and children’s programming for free – all you need is your library card! Films, TV episodes, and educational videos from the Criterion collection, PBS, The Great Courses, and more will be available on your computer, tablet, or smartphone 24/7 to inspire, educate, and entertain all without commercials or hidden fees. There is something in Kanopy’s catalog for everyone. Kanopy also offers a special service for young patrons – Kanopy Kids! To access Kanopy, follow this link.
  • Via NewsBank and the Washington State Library, our patrons will have access to back issues of select Washington state newspapers such as The Seattle Times, the Bellingham Herald, The Olympian, and more, as well as access to world news in the form of newpapers, videos, and web-only content. This service will be available until Dec. 31st of this year, depending on interest. Use these collections, some of which go back 30 years or more, to kick-start research projects, or just catch up on the things you’ve missed. Check out NewsBank here!
  • Drop-In Computer Tutoring! Do you have questions about your laptop? Want to know how to take pictures with your Smartphone? Need to open an E-Mail account? Drop-in between 11am-1pm First & Third Wednesday of each month and we will do what we can to help!
  • Storytime! Families with young children are invited to join us for stories, songs and a simple craft. Second and Fourth Saturday of the month, September through May, at 11am.
  • Knit & Crochet with Sylvia! Tuesdays 5-8pm in the conference room.
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  • Microsoft Imagine Academy! This is a great program for the people of our community who want to improve their job skills, learn basic, advanced or computer skills in general. All of the online training included in the Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy is free. Follow the link to Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy and sign up.
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  • Recycle! Upper Skagit Library Foundation has a box at the Library to collect inkjet cartridges, cell phones and small electronics for recycling. Visit Planet Green Recycle website.
  • Survey! In the beginning of 2016, 124 Upper Skagit Library District patrons participated in the survey. View the results here.
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Hours

  • Tues. & Wed. 10am to 7pm
  • Thursday CLOSED
  • Fri. 10am to 5pm
  • Sat. 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday & Monday CLOSED

Directions & Map

The Upper Skagit Library is located at the corner of Main and Douglas Vose III Way. Google Map

Contact

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Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm in the library. The public is invited to attend.

Minutes from board meetings are found here.