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The value of a library card | Librarian's Desk

For me, the traditional signs of the transition from summer to the fall start with the slightly darker, more brisk morning runs, the frenetic morning routine to get the kids back to school on time...

 By Richard Suico    General    June 12, 2019

Plenty to do at the library this summer | Librarian's Desk

As summer fast approaches, we look forward to the longer days and begin planning on ways to take advantage of the inevitably short outdoor season. It could mean practical concerns like gardening, yard... Full story


Volunteering, at the library and beyond | Librarian's Desk

Did you know that the week of April 6 to April 13 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week? It is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the generosity, goodwill and the commitment of service to and...


Snow day? Visit the virtual library | Librarian's Desk

All this snow reminded me of the importance of the library’s online presence. It’s available practically all the time, even if the facility isn’t. Naturally, the Sno-Isle Libraries website... Full story


Tired of the book queue? Try an audiobook | Librarian's Desk

As summer draws to a close and – whether we fit in that one last road trip or begin the inevitable fall ritual of our daily school and work commutes – I want to share the idea of the audiobook as... Full story

 By Richard Suico    General    July 13, 2018

How the Edmonds Library protects your privacy | Librarian's Desk

In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where tens of millions of Facebook users’ data was allegedly misused to influence elections throughout the world, the reaction and impact has been felt... Full story


Library’s expert services help you find what you need | Librarian's Desk

I want to acknowledge and thank Diane Maish for her letter to the editor a couple of weeks ago recognizing library staff’s friendliness and expert services. I echo what she wrote, and what I...


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Richard Suico is managing librarian at the Edmonds Library....


Edmonds Library: People, ideas and culture | Librarian's Desk

Americans love their public libraries. The comments that I repeatedly hear in the course of my work are reflected in the research. Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project 2013...


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