May 2017

Happy Spring

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Poet Laureate Visits Concrete

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Join us for "An Evening of Poetry with Tod Marshall at the Concrete Theatre. Tod is a poet and professor at Gonzaga University and is serving as Poet Laureate from 2016-2018. Poet laureates travel to communities in Washington State in order to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry. Tod will share his thoughts on the impact that poetry can bring to our lives. Free admission and open to the public.

Sponsored by:

Upper Skagit Library District, Concrete Theatre, Humanities Washington, Washington State Arts Commission, Upper Skagit Library Foundation.

To learn more about the role of Poet Laureate visit:

Library Assistant Position Open

The library is currently accepting applications for the part-time position of Library Assistant – Patron Services with Youth Focus. This position will work in a collaborative environment to support library operations. Passion for serving children and families, as well as knowledge of children’s literature and early literacy desired. The position requires a high school diploma and 6 months or more of library experience is desired. Part-time, 15-20 hours per week, $11.50—15.00 per hour DOE.

Position description and application available at Upper Skagit Library, or view application online CLICK HERE. To view full Description CLICK HERE.

Submit Application Via Email: Send resume, cover letter, and employment application to

Submit In-Person: Upper Skagit Library, 45770B Main Street, Concrete, WA 98237

Submit by Mail: Upper Skagit Library, PO Box 99, Concrete, WA, 98237

Deadline May 20, 2017

For questions, contact: 360-853-7939

Young Authors in the News

Young Authors Interviewed! Two Concrete students from the Young Authors Program were recently interviewed at the library by Skagit Valley Herald reporters. We now have all the Young Author's books available for check-out at the library. Congrats to Ashlyn and Ava for making the paper!

Storytime May 6, 20

Saturdays May 6 & 20 @ 11am

Join us for Storytime with Miss Brooke (or Miss Laura), the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 11am. Families with young children please join us for stories, sing songs, and take part in crafts.

Craft Friday May 5

Friday May 5, 6pm, 5b's Bakery
Seed Pouches

Open to all ages

Craft Fridays at 5b’s Bakery in Concrete is the first Friday of each month at 6pm. Get ready to plant you garden with Seed Pouches. Bring your favorite journaling pen. Other Supplies provided. Bring a friend and get your craft on at 5b’s.

Library Tutor Program - Wed & Fri

Library Tutor Program

Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 - 11am

If you need assistance with basic computer skills, mobile device help, resume or cover letter building, or applying for jobs - the library is the place to be. Schedule an appointment and improve your tech or job skills. 360.853.7939, or email

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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.