Science education advocates honor Sno-Isle Libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries has been recognized for its promotion of science education, which includes an annual Winter Extravaganza that spans 21 community libraries in Snohomish and Island counties.

The library district received a Science Champion: Science Education Advocate Award from the Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform Program (LASER). Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees President Rico Tessandore and Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory accepted the award Thursday at the annual meeting of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County.

“Exposing children and students to science and engineering through these science-enrichment programs in their community libraries, empowers them to discover and learn on their own,” said Woolf-Ivory. “It promotes critical thinking skills. It connects them with the information resources and library services that prepare them to be competitive for tomorrow’s technology-based careers.” … [read the full news release]