June 2017

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“Build a Better World” and join our Summer Reading Program, beginning June 20. Ages 0-17 are invited to participate in our reading challenges, science and math themed activities, and free special events. Coming soon pick up a reading log, program details, and event calendar at the library or download the materials from our website. Read to earn free books and enter to win a Kindle - our Grand Prize! Library card not required.


SPECIAL EVENTS (free and open to all)

June 23, STEM Series: Jumbo Jenga, 1-3pm, Drop-in.

June 30, Mr. Mike and the Story Bike, 11am, story theatre on wheels, traditional Japanese storytelling.

July 6, Kids & Teens Gaming Afternoon, 12-3pm, play computer games on all library computers or bring your own.

July 7, STEM Series: Code & Go Mouse, 1-3pm, Drop-in.

July 15, Children’s Author Performance: Barbara Jean Hicks presents “Once Upon a Parsnip.” 3:30pm, reading, book signing and purchasing, featuring Concrete Farm to School tasting and info.

July 21, STEM Series: Straws & Connectors, 1-3pm, Drop-in.

July 28, Isaac Peterson, Son of the Reptile Man, Upper Skagit Library Lawn, 11am-12pm, see and learn about exotic reptiles from around the world.

August 4, STEM Series: Ozobots, 1-3pm, Drop-in.

Author Event - H.M. Bowker

Sat. June 10, 3:30 - 5pm

Upper Skagit Library

The library welcomes local author H.M. Bowker for a reading and book signing of her newest mystery novel I Can’t Breathe! on June 10, 3:30pm. Bowker, aka Marie Phillips, is a former Concrete School Administrator. Her novel depicts residents of Libby, Montana in 1958 as they face the impact of asbestos mining on their community and a family faces dark secrets of child abuse. Meet the author, purchase signed copies, and participate in our Q&A. Free and open to all.

Visit the Event Facebook Page HERE for more details.

"Cache in Concrete" Returns

Cache in Concrete returns this summer! A walkable treasure hunt for all ages; spend an afternoon discovering the rich history of our town. Plus, take the Concrete Church Walk to be entered to win raffle prizes sponsored by local businesses! Cache maps can be found at the library and participating businesses.

Stay up to date by visiting the Cache in Concrete Facebook Page HERE.


The Upper Skagit Library Foundation needs your used books for the upcoming sale during Cascade Days in August. The simple act of donating books supports the library and community programming. Please drop off both paperback and hardbound books to the library during open hours. No textbooks please.

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Silly Saturdays

Every Saturday, June 24 - August 5

Kids, get ready for Silly Saturdays! Find 5 silly things in the library and win a small prize. Our all too popular Silly Saturdays are back!

Craft Friday June 2 - Planters

Friday June 2, 6pm

5b's Bakery

Create SELF-WATERING PLANTERS to keep flowers cool on those hot summer days. Bring a glass bottle. Other Supplies provided. Open to everyone.

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

USL @ Marblemount Market

June 11, 12 - 4pm

Visit the Library at the Marblemount Market Sunday June 11. Visit our booth to check out books, buy used books, apply for a card, and learn more about our services and programs.

Upper Skagit Writers


Monday June 19, 6pm

5b's Bakery, Concrete

Open to all skill levels

We work to inspire and support one another in our writing ventures and provide a space for people to share and receive feedback and resources from fellow writers. Join us every third Monday each month, 6pm, 5b’s Bakery in Concrete. To learn more contact Cora cthomas@upperskagit.lib.wa.us, 360-853-7939. New members welcome anytime.

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Junior/Young Adult



AUDIO - nonfiction

AUDIO - YA/Junior

Keep in Touch

Tue & Wed: 10am - 7pm

Fri: 10am - 5pm

Sat: 10am - 3pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday, Thursday

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