You Count: Books to Build a Better World

As you probably realize, our Explore Summer theme this year is Build a Better World. I think this is pretty great. I mean, really, who doesn’t want to Build a Better World? It is up to each of us to find our own way to contribute. Books, of course, are a great way to discover […]

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You Count: Featured Teen Volunteer – Anna K.

Our new featured teen volunteer is Anna K. from Camano Island! You may recognize Anna as one of our Teen Ambassadors. Anna is a Sophomore at Stanwood High school whose passions include writing and cosplay, and hopes to one day publish a book. Anna, why volunteer with the library? “The library is a fantastic resource that […]

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The Reading Without Walls Challenge

Have you heard about the Reading Without Walls Challenge? National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author Gene Luen Yang wants you to expand your reading horizons, and get out of your comfort zone. Here is Gene to tell you more: Reading outside your own experience gives you a better understanding of other people and the world, making […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Laura

This week we are featuring one of our great Teen Ambassadors, Laura! So Laura, looks like you are thinking about a good book. What are you recommending these days? The Knife of Never Letting Go is the first book in a trilogy written by Patrick Ness. The characters were the main draw for me, as […]

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We <3 Our Libraries

Valentines Day brings up all sorts of feels for people. From outrage to bliss, it is hard to find anyone who doesn’t have some opinion on this holiday focused on romance. But I think it is nice to celebrate other types of love, too. Especially the love one feels for their library! What do you […]

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Readers’ Corner: The Importance of Diversity

Most of the booklists on the Sno-Isle Teens “Find a Good Book” page are curated and kept up-to-date by librarians, but this week’s featured list is a little different. The titles selected for The Importance of Diversity were selected by teens! More specifically, they were chosen by the wonderful Sno-Isle Libraries Teen Ambassadors. They picked […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Grace

This week we are featuring Grace, our Teen Ambassador from Monroe: Cute hat, Grace! What books are your Top 3 Right Now? “I’ve been in a reading slump lately, so I decided to re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. During the Autumn and Winter time, I love reading the Harry Potter series. The magic […]

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The Importance of Diversity

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just another holiday from school or work. It is a day when we reflect on equality, public service, and the value of diversity in our culture. In honor of this day, our Teen Ambassadors reflect on what diversity means to them, and share some of their favorite […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Jonathan

This week we are featuring Teen Ambassador Jonathan, from Lynnwood! So Jonathan, tell us about some great books… The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom “This is my favorite book because it talks about the importance value of time.  I enjoy how Mitch Albom talks about the value of time from two points of view: a teen who wants […]

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Vlog Squad Guest Post: Violent Ends

This week we have a book review from one of our Teen Ambassadors, Avalise, from Stanwood sharing Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson. While this may be too scary and depressing for younger teens, it is fascinating look at a school shooting, written collaboratively by 17 authors! Request it from Sno-Isle Libraries today:

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