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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.



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

  • Local Author Book Launch! Local author Yolanda Allard will be showcasing her newest book release, Song of Fire, at her book launch party here at Upper Skagit Library on February 24th from 3:30-4:30 pm. She will answer questions, talk about her other books, and tell us what inspires her writing. Free for all ages.
  • Bookmark Design Contest! Calling artists (of all ages) to share what their library and reading means to them! The Upper Skagit Library is holding an art contest for the design of a new library bookmark. The bookmark will help highlight the library’s new address and hours. Upper Skagit Library staff will select ten finalists; the public will then vote for their favorites. Three winning designs will then be featured on new bookmarks for the Upper Skagit Library! Contest entry form with instructions is available here. Timeline: entries accepted January 2nd - 31st, public voting February 1st - 16th, winner announced on February 17th.
  • Storytime! Families with young children are invited to join us for stories, songs and a simple craft. First and Third Saturday of the month, October through May, at 11am.
  • Library Accepts Donation of Renovated American Legion Hall! The Upper Skagit Library Board has recently accepted the donation of the significantly remodeled American Legion Hall, to be used as the Library’s new bigger, better space. The local benefactors who purchased the building from the Heskett-Arnold Post 132 of the American Legion were gratified with the win-win situation of being able to help both the Legion Post and the Library in solving some challenges: upkeep costs and insufficient space. With the proceeds from the sale of the building, the Legion was able to create a trust fund for local scholarships and other community-centered projects. And now the Library is on the receiving end of a much larger space, giving them room to grow to expand their services and resource collections. The Library will complete some additional modifications in the space before filling it up with new furniture and exciting new resources, customizing it to fit the needs of the upriver community. All interested in seeing the newly renovated facility, stop by on January 6th between 12-2pm for a tour. The address is 45952 Main St, Concrete. Grand Opening TBA in Spring 2018. Library users can look forward to perusing larger book and DVD collections, having more computers and spaces available to work on projects, and having an additional open day added to regular hours.
  • Knit & Crochet with Sylvia! Tuesdays 5-8pm in the conference room.
  • February 8th, 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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  • 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.