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Welcome Concrete Open House

In celebration of the Town of Concrete joining our library district we will hold a Welcome Concrete Open House, January 2, 1 to 3pm. Stop by and meet our staff, learn more about library services and programs, and get your brand new card. If you already have a card you don't need to get a new one, we will just update your information. Fill out our survey about new library services and programs you'd like to see and get a chance to win a prize. Plus, snacks, beverages, and a craft for kids.

New Library Building Benefit

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A “FROZEN” themed benefit gala is coming to Concrete!

March 5, 1 - 3pm

Spend an afternoon with the real-life author of the most beloved companion books to “FROZEN,” Barbara Jean Hicks, as she reads from her books. Purchase personalized autographed copies of Ms. Hicks' books. Sing and dance with Anna and Elsa as they come to life with performers from Emerald Kingdom Parties. Dress up as your favorite character and have your photo taken with Anna and Elsa. Refreshments and cupcakes provided. Raffle and door prizes. Tickets $20 per person. Proceeds to benefit a new library building for the Upper Skagit Library District.

Tickets $20/per person. Buy tickets at:

Sponsors: Upper Skagit Library Foundation, Concrete Theatre, 5b's Bakery, Upper Skagit Library

Partner: Emerald Kingdom Parties

Eagles, Salmon, and the Forest

How Salmon and Eagles Feed the Old Growth Forest

January 16, 4pm - 5pm

Join us at the Upper Skagit Library for an interactive presentation that will be fun for the whole family. Participants will help presenter, Laura Busby, Interpretive Specialist for Washington State Parks, demonstrate the connections between Skagit Valley forest and the winter salmon run that draws eagles here from many miles away. Free and open to the public. For questions call, 360.853.7939.

Staff Picks 2015

We wanted to share our favorites of 2015. All of our favorites you can check out here at the library!

Nancy's Picks:

Hearts of Horses, Molly Gloss. Nancy loves horses and really enjoyed this novel by best selling author Molly Gloss.

Brooke's Picks:

Red Rising, Pierce Brown. Brooke gave 5 stars to this book on Goodreads.

Slav's Picks:

Book: Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

Favorite Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Cora's Picks:

Book: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, Glenn Greenwald (nonfiction)

Favorite Movie: Testament of Youth

Food/Book Drive : Success

Thank you, community members, for your support and generosity. It was amazing to see the gratefulness of the Food Bank managers this year. And even more special to think what a difference the donations will make in the lives of families.

Concrete Food Bank: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thursdays, 12pm - 3pm, 360.853.8505

Marblemount Food Bank: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 11am - 5pm, 360.873.2504

Craft Fridays @ 5b's Bakery

Get your Craft on! Craft Fridays at 5b's Bakery will occur the first Friday of each month, 6pm, throughout 2016. Each month community members will sponsor a different craft. Friday Jan 1 will be a meeting to plan the year's crafts. Join us and get involved in this fun and community oriented activity. All materials provided. Open to all ages. Sponsored by 5b's Bakery, Upper Skagit Library. For more info contact: 360.853.7939

"Cache in Concrete" Returns for January

Cache in Concrete is back for the month of January, this time with an eagle theme! Find booklets at the library, Concrete Chamber of Commerce, and 5b’s Bakery. Visit Cache in Concrete's Facebook page here for updates.

Eaglet Storytime

In celebration of the Skagit Eagle Festival all Saturdays in January the library is sponsoring Eaglet Storytime. Join us on January 2 at 11am. Miss Brooke will read eagle themed stories, sing songs, and kids can create an eaglet craft. Families with young children, please join us.

Download e-Books & e-Audio

Your Upper Skagit Library card allows you to download e-books and e-audiobooks to your devices. Read or listen to your favorite books where ever you go. Visit our e-books webpage or stop by to get started on downloading your favorite titles.

Get Tutored

Sit down with a library staff member and improve your basic computer skills, get help with job related concerns (resumes, cover letters, job search, job applications). Now offered every Friday here at the library, 10am to 11am.

Call or stop by to make an appointment, 360.853.7939

January 1 Closure

In observance of New Year's Day the library will be closed on Friday January 1. Happy New Year!

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Tue & Wed: 10am - 7pm

Fri: 10am - 5pm

Sat: 10am - 3pm

Closed: Sunday, Monday, Thursday

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