Author Archives: Jackie Parker

Lead Librarian for Readers' Services at Sno-Isle Libraries.

16 in ’16 Survey

by Jackie Parker In 2016, we invited you to read along with us as we challenged ourselves to read with variety, discover new books and authors, and generally push our reading boundaries. We’d love to hear how that went for you! Please take our survey to share your thoughts on the reading challenge to help […]

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16 in ’16: Reader of the Year

by Jackie   Congratulations go to Heather S! With 1,168 points, she becomes Sno-Isle Libraries’ Reader of the year, having read 497 books during the 10-month reading challenge! Here’s the full list of our super-readers in 2016:  1,168 points – Heather S. 831 – Caitlin P. 779 – Sandra H. 695 – Aine M. 604 – Lora […]

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Library Staff’s Favorite Audiobooks of 2016

by Jackie Every year we ask Sno-Isle Library staff to send us their favorite books, movies, music, and audiobooks of the year. Not necessarily the newest and shiny-est, but their favorites of everything they read, watched, or listened to this year. In 2016, we have a lot of favorites. And you know how much we […]

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Write Now: Write, Revise, Publish, and Find an Audience

We know that writers almost always start out as big readers – and that readers often want to be writers. Between October and December, Sno-Isle Libraries is hosting over two dozen Write Now classes aimed at aspiring and published writers. Whether you’re struggling with page one or you have a full manuscript in your hands, be it fiction, […]

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Poetry, Memory, and Visualization

by Jackie My freshman year in college, somehow, Robert Pinsky, who was, at the time the US Poet Laureate, visited my mostly unknown (unless you like Division II football) mid-western university. I squeezed into the prettiest building on campus; a building that served double duty as venue and church and was far too small to […]

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16 in ’16: Stretch Challenge #2

by Jackie Memoirs are hot these days. Those of you who aced your elementary library test might ask “What’s the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?” And that, padawan learner, is an excellent question. Liz recently tackled that topic, and in her words, “A biography is a nonfiction account of a person’s life, from birth to death, […]

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16 in ’16: Read YA Winner

by Jackie We’ve just concluded one theme, and have moved on to another. Susan V. is our lucky random winner this month! We’ve sent the stack of books you see below off to her local library, and hopefully, she’ll enjoy at least a few of the selections! As a reminder, the selections I send are influenced […]

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16 in ’16: Read History Winner

by Jackie Those of you reading along with us may remember that we’re upping the ante, and drawing winners for each of the themes. Now that Read about History has concluded, we randomly picked one History participant to receive the not-yet-published books pictured below. This batch is off to our Clinton Library for Lorinda! Just […]

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16 in ’16: Read an Award Winner Prize and Everyone’s Points

by Jackie Here we are, once again awarding a random 16 in ’16 participant of the recently concluded theme! This time it’s Sandra H. participating at our Clinton Library! Sandra will be notified when the below pictured books arrive at her library. Remember, anyone who reads and submits a valid entry to any currently featured theme […]

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16 in ’16: Read Before Seeing the Movie Winner

by Jackie Those of you reading along with us may remember that we’re upping the ante, and drawing winners for each of the themes. We now have the winner of our Read Before Seeing the Movie challenge! Theresa V. from Snohomish will be receiving the stack of advance reader books pictured below! I hope she […]

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