Sno-Isle Libraries are gradually reopening in select locations allowing for in-person opportunities for the first time in a year.

“Library customers tell me every day they appreciate the adaptions we have made, but really need access to our in-building services,” said Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to innovate our library services for customers – from online programming to laptop checkouts – we’ve been able to reimagine new ways to stay connected. Opening libraries for in-building services is the next step.”

Called “Grab ‘n’ Go,” Sno-Isle Libraries’ plan adds services within state public safety guidelines. Customers can again browse library materials. However, the number of customers will be limited, they must wear face-coverings (including children over age 2) and limit their time in the building to 30 minutes.

The libraries in Freeland, Darrington and Camano Island opened their doors last week. This week, the libraries in Brier, Coupeville, Lynnwood, and Snohomish began offering Grab ‘n’ Go service and the Marysville Library is providing a meeting room for computer access.

Customers can still check out a laptop and print remotely using their library cards.  The various contact-free services and online programming provided by the library system have maintained a connection with customers throughout the pandemic.

The libraries also offer business services and career advancement guidance and assistance.

Surfaces in the libraries are regularly wiped down with improved air-handling systems in the buildings.

Each building within the library system is different so visit www.sno-isle.org to find more information about branches.

Compiled by Gabby Sleeper