Learn more about the faces you’ll see behind the desks! (And everywhere else!)
Brooke is responsible for the daily operations of the library, including the library’s awesome personnel, financial management, collection development, and programming. She loves sharing the vision of the library with the Upper Skagit community and most of all, loves seeing kids get excited about books.
Children’s literature, young adult literature, sci-fi/fantasy, and Mongolia. Yes, Mongolia. Brooke is also a papercut artist and enjoys art in many forms.
To name a few tasks….Researches, orders, and catalogs all fiction, non-fiction, biographies, large print, and audiobooks in the Library. Weeds out stacks to make room for transitioning books from the newer releases. Accepts and processes donations from the community. Creates, plans, and implements Library programs. Writes the articles that are in the Concrete Herald, Cascadia Weekly, Skagit Valley Herald/GoSkagit, and writes and records a monthly KSVU radio spot. Assists with posts to Facebook about Library happenings and new items.
Trees, Animals, Bugs, my dog Pancho, reading about a million subjects, writing about a million topics, drawing creatures and scary faces.
Assists patrons, magazine collection development, assists with new book processing, handles overdues, bank deposits, Interlibrary Loans, waters the plants, and much more!
Horses, chickens, plants/gardening, non-fiction books especially landscaping and home improvement!
Position not currently filled.
Maintenance of servers and workstations. development and maintenance of the website, oversees Library statistics. Brainstorms and creates things that help the library to provide better services for our patrons!
You can talk with me about any topic, from Philosophy to Technology, and if you like, I can share my vegan recipes!
Library Marketing Assistant
Oversees the library’s marketing efforts by running the library’s social media accounts, creates the monthly newsletter, designs graphics and flyers, helps Loly with the website, oversees video material selection/ordering, circulation.
Dogs, Twin Peaks, Sci-Fi and Horror films/books, Comic Books (#TeamMarvel), Dogs, Harry Potter, Popular Music, Media Studies, Film and Television/Video Production, Stephen King, Remix/Fan/Internet Cultures, Technology, Dogs, Video Games, Photography, Writing, H.P. Lovecraft (warts and all), Dogs, Sign Languages and Deaf Culture, Accessible Technology, Succulents and Cacti, anything Sp00ky, and Dogs.
Laura steps in to help out when one of our other staff members can’t make it in! This summer, Laura will be a big part of our Summer Reading Program!
Children’s books and school librarianship.
Our objective is provide a wide variety of resources to patrons: lending a hand with expert technical and reference services, supporting community organizations with services and programming, delivering library services where needed, representing and directing the public to Upper Skagit destinations, and more, all in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
The Upper Skagit Library District, in Eastern Skagit County, includes the area within the Concrete School District, from Lusk Road east to the county line. The Mansford Precinct (near Darrington) is not included in the Junior Taxing District.