Rainy Day Fun at the Public Library

Public libraries are some of the coolest places to go to find adventure, especially on rainy days. Not only are there thousands of books to take you anywhere you want to go with the flip of a page, but they also offer a variety of other services like story time for kids, classes, and cultural enrichment programs.

I visited the Everett Library this weekend to attend Warner Blake’s talk on his new book J.S. White: Our First Architect. He walked us through the early history of Snohomish and the influence J. S. White’s architecture had on the town. It was a lovely way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t read Warner’s book you might want to, it is full of fascinating historical information, interesting stories, and the old photos he found are wonderful.

If you’ve never visited the Everett Library you should stop in. They offer several different events and classes. Learn how to crochet, join a book club, enjoy a STEM project, or events and classes on any number of other topics. Check out the libraries event calendar. You no longer need to live in Everett to obtain a library card for the Everett library. As long as you are in the Sno-Isle Library region you can obtain one.

If you’re a historian you must visit the Northwest Room at the Everett Library. Not only are their archives extensive, they also keep historians on staff to assist with research. This is a favorite haunt of the PNW Adventure Sisters. The Everett Library also has a coffee house and bakery built into the lobby. So go check a book out and then enjoy reading with a nice cup of joe in their seating area.

Sno-Isle Libraries has many beautiful library facilities. You can also find a wide variety of classes and events hosted through the Sno-Isle Library system. You can find events like story time, computer skills classes, join a math club, and so much more. You can also check books out the old fashion way or download them straight to your electronic device.

We can thank Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant, for many of our public libraries. Between 1886 and 1919 he donated $40 million dollars to build nearly 2,000 public libraries across the United States. He wanted everyone to have access to knowledge and education. This helped provided a firm foundation for today’s public library system.

Andrew Carnegie was born into poverty, he later became the richest man in the world. He was a self-made man that knew the hardship and struggles that poverty brings. As he grew older he decided to give his fortune away. By the time he was done he had given away $350 million, 90 percent of his fortune.

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