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Celebrate library’s anniversary

Few institutions benefit the community the way that a public library does.  For the past 50 years the Sno-Isle Regional Libraries District has provided 21 diverse communities in Snohomish County and Island County with equal and free access to information, reading, resources and lifelong learning.  In 2011 alone, 9.5 million books, CDs, DVDs, audio and ebooks were loaned or checked out to patrons from this library system.

Since 1962, the Oak Harbor Library, a member of this District, has given our citizens cherished and invaluable library services, materials, classes and events. More than a repository for books, it has also become a center for cultural enrichment, economic regeneration, entertainment, recreation and public dialogue.

To commemorate and celebrate this 50th Year Anniversary, the Oak Harbor Library is hosting an Open House and Time Capsule event on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to share their memories of the library, donate a small item for the time capsule and imagine what the next 50 years will be like for Sno-Isle Libraries.

Marshall F. Goldberg,
Member, Oak Harbor Library Board

 

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