You Count: Local voting resources

Next week is a Special Election. If you’re new to voting or learning about ballot measures you might be asking yourself, How am I supposed to know what to vote for? Where do I learn about the issues?  Voting on ballot measures is a task not to be taken lightly. Here at the library, we want […]

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You Count: Teen Advisory Boards

I don’t know about you, but one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to get more involved with my community this year. One of our priorities at Sno-Isle Libraries is civic engagement. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, civic engagement is knowledgeable, committed participation activated around issues of community concern. If that still sounds like word […]

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You Count – Saving Our Beaches

Do you enjoy the beach? Listening to the waves, feeling the sand between your toes, hiking the coast, playing beach volleyball, swimming in the (cold!) water…the beach can be a fantastic place to visit. And Washington has a large coastline with many beaches. But the age of pristine beaches without any effort is long past. […]

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You Count – Red Cross Day

May 8th is World Red Cross Day, a day where the local and global impact of the Red Cross is celebrated. The Red Cross is a global organization that helps those in need. According to the American Red Cross, their mission is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing […]

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You Count – National Volunteer Week

April 10-16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize the work of volunteers and let them know that we appreciate all that they do. You may be asking yourself, why do people volunteer? Well, a few reasons might be to: • Make a difference • Spend time doing something they really care about […]

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You Count – Earth Day Volunteering

Earth Day began over 40 years ago as a way to draw attention to environmental issues and celebrate our planet. Often local cities, towns, and volunteer organizations will host some sort of environmentally-focused outdoor volunteer event in recognition of Earth Day. Take a look at your town’s website or call their volunteer coordinator to see […]

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Library Hack: Volunteering

Earning community service hours may be a requirement for your school or for certain clubs you belong to. Or maybe you just want to give back to the community that takes care of you. If you like the library, you’ll love volunteering at the library! And there are a few different ways you can do that: […]

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