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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.

Everett Lake on Lake Shannon Road

News

  • USL October programs calendar is available here. Follow us on Social Media to receive library notifications, updates and upcoming events. Check out our October newsletter!

  • Job Announcement! The Upper Skagit Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Technology Specialist. This position is responsible for maintaining all of the library’s technology. It includes but is not limited to the library’s network (wired and wireless), servers, workstations, public access computers, and the library’s web site. Position description and employment application are also available at the Library. Applications due by November 5th, 2018.
  • Public Wi-Fi Access Survey! Library staff have been collecting local survey data and other information from community and state partners regarding 24/7 public library Wi-Fi access in order to aid the library board and public discuss the issue at their board meeting on October 11th, 6pm, at the library. Public is welcome. You can review the documents gathered here: Survey Data, Wi-Fi Use Data, SCSO Incident Records, ECC Code Of Conduct, WA State Directors Input, Public Input, CS Letter, Boggs Wi-Fi Survey Results.
  • Author Event: Peter Keim! Local Author Peter Randolph Keim will be doing a reading from his Jesse Cramer Mystery Series, as well as a discussion and signing at the Library. Three of his books take place in a town that sounds suspiciously like the town we live in... Yes, Concrete! You will definitely recognize landmarks and people! How cool is that?! Join us on October 20th, 3:30pm at the library. If you can’t make it, you’ll find his Concrete Ghost Walk novels at the library. This event is free and open to the public. Be advised: may be scary content for young ones.
  • Author Event: Lauren Danner! Lauren Danner, PhD, is a writer and historian based in Olympia, Washington. She focuses on public lands policy, Pacific Northwest and environmental history, and outdoor recreation. A former college professor, museum director, and Washington State field coordinator for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, she now writes at laurendanner.com. Join us on November 3rd at 3:30pm in welcoming Lauren as she reads from her book Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park. This event is free and open to the public!
  • Skagit Reads! Upper Skagit Library is participating in Skagit Reads again this year. What is Skagit Reads? Skagit Reads is a project that brings readers from across the county together to engage with one book. For Fall 2018, we are reading "The Soul Of An Octopus by Sy Montgomery"! Full list of events is available in our October newsletter. Visit Upper Skagit Library, or any other library in Skagit Valley, to get a copy of the book.
  • 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.
  • November 8th, 5pm public budget hearing followed by regular board meeting, at the Library.
  • OverDrive
  • Microsoft Imagine Academy! 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 Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy is free. Come to the library to receive instructions and help on how to get started. 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

Contact

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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.