About us

Our Team

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

Brooke Pederson

Library Director

bpederson@upperskagit.lib.wa.us

Part of the team since 2014.

What she does...

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.

Talk to me about...

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.

Tess Carroll

Library Associate

tess@upperskagitlibrary.org

Part of the team since 2017.

What she does...

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.

Talk to me about...

Trees, Animals, Bugs, my dog Pancho, reading about a million subjects, writing about a million topics, drawing creatures and scary faces.

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! 

Youth Services

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Position not currently filled.

Loly Gomez

Technology Specialist

loly@upperskagitlibrary.org

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!

Chazlyn Lovely

Library Marketing Assistant

chazlyn@upperskagitlibrary.org

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.

Laura Moffitt

Substitute

Part of the team since 2015.

What she does...

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!

Talk to me about...

Children’s books and school librarianship. 

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.

Our
  • 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.
Our
  • 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.