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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.

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News

  • USL July programs calendar is available here. Like us on Facebook to receive library notifications, updates and upcoming events. Check out our July newsletter!

  • Summer Reading Program! This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Build A Better World”. Sign up for Summer Reading anytime during the summer starting June 20th. Read 800 minutes and submit your log by August 26th to earn a paperback book and be entered into a grand prize drawing. 2 Winners (Kindle Fires). For more information visit the Summer Reading page or download the summer reading calendar. Like us on Facebook for updates and current events. Visit foskagitlibraries.com for a county-wide calendar of awesome Summer Reading events!
  • Job Announcement! The Upper Skagit Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Associate. This person will assist with ordering, cataloging and processing of materials, will assist patrons, will assist with programming and advertising for the library, and requires computer skills and an interest in readers’ advisory. Must be detail orientated. Excellent customer service skills required. The position requires a bachelor’s degree and two or more years of library experience. Equivalent knowledge, skills, technical training, education or experience will be considered. Part-time, 30 hrs per wk, $14.00-16.60 per hour. Position description and applications available at Upper Skagit Library or downloaded by clicking the following links description and application. Applications due by July 29th.
  • Isaac Petersen, Son of the Reptile Man! See and learn about exotic reptiles from around the world! Isaac will show a variety of reptiles and talk about their individual importance to the balance of nature. Certain animals are available for petting following the performance. All dangerous snakes have been surgically devenomized. Program paid for by the Friends of Skagit Libraries. Friday July 28th, 11am-12pm on library lawn.
  • Solar Eclipse Speaker Bob Scott! Prepare for the August 21st “Great American Eclipse” with expert Bob Scott, president of Island County Astronomical Society. On July 29th, 3:30pm learn the causes, history, and facts of solar eclipses. Get the where, when, and how to safely view this phenomenon.
  • Cache In Concrete! Discover the history of Concrete on this outdoor, self-guided adventure! Fun for the whole family. Pick up a Cache in Concrete map at the library or any participating business, or print one out here. Optionally, take the Concrete Church Walk to learn more about the history-rich church buildings in our community. Bring your completed Cache entry form to 5b’s Bakery, Upper Skagit Library, or Annie’s Pizza Station to be entered to win fabulous raffle prizes! Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the summer. Last day to enter September 4th, 2017. Follow Cache in Concrete on Facebook.
  • Marblemount Market! Upper Skagit Library will have a table at the market June - September, 2nd Sundays of the month, 12-4pm. Bring your library card with you to the Market and look for the library’s table. Browse the books we bring or special request the books you’d like and we’ll bring them with us to the market! If you don’t have a library card, fill out an application form and we can mail the card to you.
  • 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 September 1st is Fingerless Gloves. 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.
  • August 10th, 5pm regular board meeting, at the Library.
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  • 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.
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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

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Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of the month at 5pm in the library. The public is invited to attend.

Minutes from board meetings are found here.