Library Update (Originally published in the Concrete Herald)

In the programs tab of our web site, under “Summer Reading Program 2021,” you’ll see a growing list of activities happening this July. To say we’re excited about them is an understatement. We don’t have enough room in this column to give you all the juicy details about each event, so I hope that you’ll take the time to visit the web site and see if anything tickles your fancy.
 
We’ve got some amazing speakers from Humanities Washington joining us virtually at the end of the month on a variety of topics, as well as a great presentation about the Southern Resident Orcas in our area from the Whale Museum in Anacortes. For our non-Concrete Concrete Herald readers, I want to point out that library patrons in Skagit County (or our other reciprocal library patrons in other counties) can join in the Zoom fun as well! We’ve also got a local author event scheduled that you’ll want to keep your eye on – Rebecca Murray will be joining us to talk about her children’s book “The Bird and the Hippo” and the neat story behind the process of creating it. We’re not sure if Rebecca’s event will be in-person or virtual, so keep your eye on our media for that info in the coming weeks.  
 
Old SRP favorites such as reading logs, reading bingo, and, yes, Silly Saturday are on the schedule, and we’ll be putting information about craft kits up on the web site soon. We’re also joining forces with the Concrete Resource Coalition to host a “Concrete Safari” for Concrete Youth Activity day, where you may spot a certain library staffer doing their best (worst) Steve Irwin impersonation. Boys and Girls club better get ready – we’re planning lots of mischief, exclusive to club members!
 
For more info on library operations, programs, and materials, as well as non-traditional resources like our Washington State Discover Pass, Skagit Audubon Society Family Birdwatching kit, Wi-Fi hotspots, tablets, and Mobile Printing Services, check out our web site, upperskagitlibrary.org. Be sure to see all of our social media outlets listed on our website as well!