Sno-Isle Libraries closes buildings, cancels events
Starting Friday, Sno-Isle Libraries is closing down all of its buildings and canceling events throughout 23 libraries across Snohomish and Island counties. The Library on Wheels program has also been suspended.
The move was made to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
“We will continually reassess to determine the length of the closure,” Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson said in a statement Thursday. “This was a difficult decision and was made based on Snohomish Health District recommendations, the governor’s emergency declaration regarding social distancing, large groups, and closing schools.
During the closure, customers can keep checked-out materials — the library system doesn’t have overdue fines — and any holds will be extended. Customers can still use Sno-Isle’s online system.
According to a statement, Langer Thompson said plans are being made to pay library staff during the closure period.
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Snohomish cancels all events
All nonessential public events in the city of Snohomish are cancelled through April 15. City restrooms and parks are also now closed, and city hall will close to the public on Monday.
City council meetings will either be cancelled or will be brief. All board and commission meetings are cancelled.
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Arlington makes changes
The city of Arlington has made changes to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Some city meetings are cancelled, check the calendar at arlingtonwa.gov/calendar. Required meetings will have limited attendance. Community room reservations will be cancelled. Passport services are suspended starting Monday until further notice. Residents are asked to pay utility bills online, at xpressbillpay.com, or by phone at 360-403-3421.
Lobby access may be restricted at the fire and police departments. Call 911 for emergencies, 425-407-3999 for non emergencies.
For updates, visit arlingtonwa.gov/coronavirus.
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Evening with author Yangsze Choo cancelled
An event with Yangsze Choo, author of New York Times bestseller “The Night Tiger,” is cancelled until further notice. The event was scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch.
No field opening
Marysville’s Cedar Field grand opening has been cancelled due to countywide crowd mandates because of the coronavirus outbreak. It was scheduled for March 28.