Dear Foundation Supporters,

The current Coronavirus situation has forced many organizations to close their doors, and people to distance themselves from one another. This has been a trying time for everyone, and Washington’s non-profit organizations have been working hard to continue delivering services despite the closure of buildings and the cancellations of events.

Because of your generosity and support of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, we are able to continue to bring library services to people throughout Snohomish and Island counties. While Sno-Isle Libraries buildings are currently closed, library services continue. Instead of visiting your local library, you can check out an e-book straight to your computer, phone, or tablet. You can learn a new language, discover new ideas, and go wherever your curiosity takes you through Sno-Isle’s Online Learning services. Your children and teens can use online tutoring, virtual study rooms, and interactive e-books to continue learning and engaging with the outside world. The possibilities are endless, and the dedicated staff at Sno-Isle Libraries and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation are committed to bringing those possibilities to you. Visit to find out the many resources available.

Most of all, we want to thank you, our generous Foundation donors, for your support that has helped the Foundation continue to support library service throughout this difficult time. In the coming weeks, Sno-Isle Libraries and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation will be offering more programming and services to meet the challenges presented by the Coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to keep you updated on everything Sno-Isle is doing to meet the needs of our communities, and hope you and your families are staying healthy and well.

Foundation Events

Events are where we create community inspiration

Sno-Isle Foundation events are a place to connect with the community, learn from renowned authors and artists and support innovative programs at Sno-Isle Libraries. Below is just a sample of the events the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation puts on every year. Join us!

Timothy Egan

Lunch with author Timothy Egan

September 18, 2019 | Rose Hill Community Center

More than 200 people gathered at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo to hear bestselling Seattle author and New York Times columnist Tim Egan talk about his own path to his latest book, A Pilgrimage to Eternity and much more. The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation hosted the Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 luncheon event. To write his latest book, Egan told the audience stories of his own pilgrimage along the Via Francigena, an ancient trail through the heart of Europe to Rome. The book is a story about the journey, a family and a history of Christianity. The event with Egan is one of many sponsored by the foundation which supports programs and activities at Sno-Isle Libraries.

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Chris Jordan

2019 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series

The Albatross on Midway Island: An Evening with photographer and filmmaker Chris Jordan

May 3 & 4, 2019

Over the course of eight trips to Midway Island, Jordan documented their beauty and their plight as the result of massive plastic pollution in our oceans.

Chris Jordan is an American artist and photographer based in Seattle, Washington. A former corporate lawyer, Chris is dedicated to raising consciousness through his photographic art that illustrates the far-reaching and destructive impact of our everyday habits.

Learn more about the Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series
Maria Semple

Lunch with author Maria Semple

September 5, 2018

Semple's latest novel, "Today Will Be Different" takes place over the course of a single day and tells a hilarious and life-affirming story about a woman who wakes up determined to be her best self … until life intervenes. Before devoting herself to fiction, Semple wrote for television, and was nominated for a prime-time Emmy. The film version of her breakthrough novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette will debut in 2019 starring Cate Blanchett. "Today Will Be Different" is in development at HBO, starring and executive-produced by Julia Roberts.

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Jacquelyn Mitchard

An evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard

November 18, 2017

Jacquelyn Mitchard is a New York Times bestselling author who has written 12 novels for adults. Her book The Deep End of the Ocean was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and was made into a major feature film. She is best known for her family-centered fiction.

The editor of a realistic Young Adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard also is the author of seven novels for young adults. Her work has won the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson awards, as well as the UK's Walkabout Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. She is a professor of creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and former contributing editor for More magazine. Mitchard grew up in Chicago, and now lives on Cape Cod with her family.

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