Upper Skagit Library
Located in the historic town of Concrete, Washington, the Upper Skagit Library District serves over 4,800 people in eastern Skagit County.
- We’re Hiring! We’re currently accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant – Patron Services with Youth Focus. This position will work in a collaborative environment to support library operations, which includes providing effective, friendly service to customers, as well as planning and implementing youth programming. The position requires a high school diploma and 6 months or more of library experience. Part-time, 15-20 hours per week, $11.50—15.00 per hour DOE. Position description and applications available at the Library, or online description and application. Applications due by May 20, 2017.
- April Is National Poetry Month! Create Blackout Poetry at the Library to celebrate National Poetry Month. This hands-on visual exercise is accessible for many ages and lends flexibility to doodlers and drawers as part of their art creation. All you need is a page full of words and markers. Take a page from a discarded book, old newspaper, or magazine; circle words for your poem; then block out the rest of the words. Find instructions, supplies, and poetry examples at the library. After you create your poem show it to us, we’ll display your work. Create Blackout Poetry at the library or at home with your own materials. Participants may share their art pieces at a Blackout Poetry Open Mic on April 24th, 5pm at the library. Blackout Poetry Instructions are available here.
- Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall! The Library invites WA State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall, to speak at the Concrete Theatre on Tuesday May 9th. Tod is a poet and professor at Gonzaga University and is serving as Poet Laureate from 2016-2018. He is the author of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. On May 9th, Tod will share his thoughts on the impact that poetry can bring to our lives, read from his works, the audience may participate in Open Mic, and conclude with a brief Q&A. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by USL, Concrete Theatre, WA State Arts Commission, Upper Skagit Library Foundation and Humanities Washington. To learn more about the WA Poet Laureate visit: wapoetlaureate.org.
- Storytime! Families with young children are invited to join us for stories, songs and a simple craft. First and Third Saturday of the month, January through May, at 11am.
- Craft Friday! Craft Fridays at 5b’s Bakery occur the first Friday of each month, 6pm. Each month community members will sponsor a different craft. This month’s craft on April 7th is Seed Pouches. Items needed: all materials provided. For more information call the 5b’s Bakery or the Upper Skagit Library. Open to all ages.
- Tutoring! The Library Tutor Program is now Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11am. Library staff can help improve your computer and mobile device skills, and assist with resumes, cover letters, and job applications. By appointment only. Call the library or visit us to schedule your next tutor appointment.
- Knit & Crochet with Sylvia! Tuesdays 5-8pm in the conference room.
- May 11th, 5pm regular board meeting, at the Library.
- Microsoft Imagine Academy! We are pleased to have the Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy training program available in our library. This is a great program for the people of our community who want to improve their job skills or learn basic, advanced computer skills in general. All of the online training included in the Imagine Academy program is free. Come to the library to receive instructions and help on how to get started with Microsoft Imagine Academy. Detailed instructions are available here.
- 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.