July 2017

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Independence Day - Library Closure

The library will be closed Tuesday July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen July 5 from 10am to 7pm.
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“Build a Better World” and join our Summer Reading Program. Kids and teens are invited to participate in our reading challenges, science and math themed activities, and free special events. You can now pick up program details at the library or download the materials from our website. Read to win free books and enter to win a Kindle! A library card is not required to participate.

Special Events include a STEM Series, Reptile Show, and Silly Saturdays!


Meet Chelsea - Our New Team Member

The library is happy to welcome our new Patron Services and Children's Programming team member, Chelsea Allen. Say hello on your next trip to the library.

"I’m excited to be working at Upper Skagit Library - a dream come true! I look forward to getting more involved with the Concrete community. I was born in Skagit County and raised in Whatcom County. I have lived in Concrete for three years now with my husband and two young daughters. I enjoy reading J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman, and Ransom Riggs. I am willing to read any recommendations made by patrons."

Children's Author Reading - July 15

Barbara Jean Hicks Presents Once Upon a Parsnip

Sat. July 15, 3:30 - 5pm

Library lawn if weather permits

Barbara Jean Hicks, the Story Queen and local Ferndale author, returns to Upper Skagit Library for a reading of her newest book, Once Upon a Parsnip. Barbara will get kids excited about healthy eating during summer gardening season and all year around. Meet the author and purchase personally signed copies of her book. Free and open to everyone. Bring the family and join us as Barbara “makes the world a better place--one veggie at a time."

Once Upon a Parsnip (hardback) - $15 each

Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli (paperback) - $10 Each

Cards and cash accepted.

Visit the author's website: barbarajeanhicks.com

Visit the Event Facebook Page HERE

Reptile Show Returns - July 28

Son of the Reptile Man

Fri. July 28, 11am

Library Lawn

Alligators, Snakes, Iguanas, and More Oh My! We are excited to welcome back, Son of the Reptile Man, Isaac Peterson. Learn about exotic reptiles from around the world. Pet a reptile following the performance! The event will be held on the library lawn. Free and open to all ages young and old - adults also love this show so don't miss it.

Solar Eclipse Speaker - July 29

Sat. July 29, 3:30pm

Free and open to all

The solar eclipse is August 21! Bob Scott of the Island County Astronomical Society will present “The Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017.”

Silly Saturdays

Kids, Saturdays in July are Silly! Find 5 silly things in the library and win a small prize. Stop in anytime between open hours (10am to 3pm) and search the library from top to bottom for unusual items.....like a mystery.

Craft Friday July 7 - Clay Planters

Craft Friday July 7, 6pm

5b's Bakery

Create Clay Planters or Coasters for your gardening and home decor needs. Supplies provided. Open to everyone.

CRAFT FRIDAYS: First Friday of each month, 6pm, 5b’s Bakery in Concrete.

Library @ the Market

Marblemount Market

Sunday July 9, 12 - 4pm

Visit the Library at the Marblemount Market located at Marblemount Community Hall. Visit our booth to check out books, buy used books, apply for a card, and learn more about our services and programs. At the market you'll find music, food vendors, handcrafted items, and fresh farm veggies and fruit.

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Junior/Young Adult



Keep in Touch

Tue & Wed: 10am - 7pm

Fri: 10am - 5pm

Sat: 10am - 3pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday, Thursday

Building Room to Grow



Upper Skagit Library Board of Trustees Meeting occurs the second Thursday of each month, 5pm, Library.