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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Marysville Teens win summer reading video contest

    Sarah Archer and Caedmon Calbero, juniors at Marysville Getchell High School, looked for the deeper meaning behind the Sno-Isle Libraries’ Explore Summer slogan “Build a Better World” to create a summer reading video that won the 2017 Washington Teen Video Challenge. Sarah and Caedmon are both enrolled in a video broadcast class at […]

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You Count: Featured Teen Volunteer – Alexander

  Volunteers are part of the reason Sno-Isle Libraries are so wonderful! As a part of an ongoing series, this week for You Count we are featuring one of our awesome teen volunteers, Alexander from the Edmonds Library! About:  “I am a tenth grader at Lakeside School. Aside from volunteering, my other passions include Model […]

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You Count: 65 Ways to Make a Difference

If you’re not yet old enough to vote, you might feel helpless sometimes, thinking there’s nothing you can do to make a difference in the world. Fortunately for you (and for the world), nothing could be further from the truth! I recently came across a list of 65 Ways to Make a Difference. It’s one […]

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You Count – Influencing Others

You have a superpower – the power to influence others. Did you know? Why is this a superpower? Let’s take a look at that. The first thing to consider is that other people matter. They matter “because so much of our happiness is dependent on others.”* Taking it a step further – look at the […]

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You Count: Featured Teen Volunteer

Sno-Isle Libraries are great, not just because of the resources we hold, events we offer, and friendly staff ready to help you. Our volunteers make a HUGE difference. Not only do they help take care of tasks that need to be done, but they step up to be a part of the library community. Being present […]

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You Count: Young Changemakers’ Summit

Happy New Year! Are you resolving this year to make the world a better place, but don’t know how to get started? You may be interested in a special training coming up on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday January 16, 2017) in Edmonds. The Young Changemakers’ Summit is a “free and interactive training for young […]

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You Count – Reflecting on 2016

2016 is coming to a close and 2017 is just around the corner. It’s a great time to look back and see what you’ve accomplished, and make some goals for the new year (typically known as New Year’s resolutions). When you reflect on the past year, you may want to ask yourself a few of […]

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You Count: Harry Potter Alliance

Harry Potter fans, are you looking for a way to help the world? The Harry Potter Alliance can help you with that. A non-profit organization, their motto is that they “turn fans into heroes” and the group’s vision is to make “A creative and collaborative culture that solves the world’s problems.” Fans can become heroes […]

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You Count – Island County Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for volunteer opportunities on Whidbey Island? Perhaps one of these might work for you… An organization for animal-loving teens is the WAIF Animal Shelter. They are open to youth volunteers as well as adult volunteers! Their website is here:http://www.waifanimals.org/. Teens interested in theater may wish to volunteer at the Whidbey Playhouse, an amateur community theatre […]

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