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Welcome to the Foundation's New Board Members!
We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Colin McMahon, Sami Postma, Rim Benoud-Schmitz, Jeanne Thorsen, and Ryan Willis to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board of Directors. Read the full announcement and learn more about our new Board members here.
Storytime for all: Sno-Isle Libraries get $100k to expand outreach
Thank you to The Daily Herald for featuring the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation in their local news section!
Read the full story here and enjoy the colorful photographs from the Sugar Skulls Making Workshop at the Edmonds Library in celebration of Día de los Muertos. The workshop was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Edmonds Diversity Commission to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Receives $100,000 Grant
We are excited to announce that the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 general operating support grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is honored to be the recipient of this generous contribution and looks forward to investing the funds in Sno-Isle Libraries' early literacy efforts and programs focusing on social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This funding will help ensure all our customers are represented in the library and have equitable access to knowledge and resources. The grant will also help Sno-Isle Libraries address current and emerging needs, such as demonstration libraries and capital improvements throughout the Library District, to ensure our community spaces remain inspiring, welcoming, and inclusive.
“Philanthropy plays an essential role in the long-term success of public libraries, and we are extremely pleased and appreciative of the generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,” says Christina Kourteva, Executive Director of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. “This substantial grant is a testament to the value of public libraries, and the Foundation looks forward to investing the funds in expanding the reach of library services, promoting civic engagement, and fostering a lifetime of learning.“
Back to School Resource Fair
The Foundation was thrilled to support the Mukilteo School District's 2022 Back to School Resource Fair. Nearly 500 students received backpacks and other school essentials thanks to the generous support of community organizations.
Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World?
A 2022 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series presentation by Dr. Wade Davis
Enjoy a recording of Dr. Wade Davis's inspiring presentation! More than 225 guests gathered at Whidbey Center for the Arts in Langley, WA on Friday, May 6th to hear Dr. Davis, an internationally acclaimed cultural anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, photographer, filmmaker, teacher, and former National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.
Watch: Discover the many ways the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation expands the capacity of the Sno-Isle Library District to serve more people.
Thank you to our corporate and community partners for their generous support!