About us

Our Team

Learn more about the faces you’ll see behind the desks! (And everywhere else!)

Amanda Perez

Library Director


Part of the team since 2019.

What she does...

Amanda is responsible for the daily operations of the library, including the library’s awesome personnel, financial management, collection development. She loves sharing the vision of the library with the Upper Skagit community and most of all, loves seeing kids get excited about books. She loves chocolate.

Talk to me about...

Children’s literature, young adult literature.

Chazlyn Lovely

Library Marketing Assistant


Part of the team since 2018.

What she does...

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.

Talk to me about...

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, Lovecraftian horror, Dogs, Sign Languages and Deaf Culture, Accessible Technology, Succulents and Cacti, anything Sp00ky, and Dogs.

Loly Gomez

Technology Specialist


Part of the team since 2018.

What she does...

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!

Talk to me about...

You can talk with me about any topic, from Philosophy to Technology, and if you like, I can share my vegan recipes!

Nancy Sparkowich

Patron Services

Part of the team since 2004.

What she does...

Assists patrons,  magazine collection development,  assists with new book processing,  handles overdues, bank deposits, Interlibrary Loans, waters the plants, and much more!

Talk to me about...

Horses, chickens, plants/gardening,  non-fiction books especially landscaping and home improvement! 

Core Services

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.

  • To serve people in a widely dispersed area.
  • To serve patrons of all ages, from diverse backgrounds rich in many cultures and ideas.
  • To provide open and equal access to exceptional resources.
  • To be progressive in technology.
  • To encourage life-long learning.
  • To enhance the vitality of Upper Skagit communities.
  • Open and equal access to information
  • Freedom to seek, receive, and share information
  • Respect for all individuals
  • Stewardship of public resources
  • Dynamic collaboration to build stronger communities

Connected Community Goals

  • Community Action: Stabilize lives, equip families for success and strengthen communities.
  • Concrete School District: Prepare students for success.
  • Town of Concrete: Promote livability, develop local economy, encourage involvement in community activities.

Library District Boundaries

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.