I think it’s safe to say that my love for libraries began before I could walk. My mother would bring all four kids to the Everett Public Library weekly, and we would load up on books; sometimes more than I could carry.
I chose to relocate to Snohomish almost 30 years ago and raised my daughter visiting the Carnegie Library, which we loved.
I was a long time member of the library board and campaigned successful for our new library.
I now serve as president of the Friends of the Library, manager of our book sale and am the chair of the Sno-Isle Foundation; so when I state that I love libraries I mean it.
I’m writing to say how excited I am about the plans to restore the Carnegie Building back to its original grandeur by unburdening the original building from the dated, unsightly 1970s addition. The addition was necessary to serve the growing population but it has outlived its usefulness and it’s time for it to go.
Today we have the opportunity to honor the Carnegie legacy by freeing the original building from the clutches of the cumbersome annex and restore a thing of beauty! The Carnegie will be a community resource surrounded by a beautiful park and I’m proud to support the plan.
Check it out at www.snohomishcarnegie.org.