Temporary Lake Stevens Library to open this summer

The location will serve as the Sno-Isle branch until the proposed civic center campus is complete.

LAKE STEVENS — The Lake Stevens Library, which was torn down in late June, soon will have a temporary home.

“We’re just excited to be able to get a new library open,” said Kurt Batdorf, Sno-Isle spokesperson.

The former police station at 2211 Grade Road is being renovated to serve as the temporary library starting late this summer.

The temporary location will have amenities the old space lacked, including a meeting room, private study room and children’s area.

“The main difference will be that the new space is new — new floors, shelving, paint, ceiling,” Sno-Isle Libraries District Manager Lindsay Hanson said in a news release.

The library has been operating as a pop-up service at Lundeen Park since the previous building’s demolition and is to move to a permanent home in the new civic center campus when that’s completed.

“The city has been good to work with in working through all of the transitions in the last year, as far as where to put a building and continuing to provide service in the community,” Batdorf said.

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