Renovations on the way for Mill Creek Library

  • Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:21pm

The Friends of the Mill Creek Library raised $2,000 to assist in refurbishing the library.

The money will be used to paint the interior of the library, install new shelving for displays and meet other needs.

The money was raised through membership dues, and book sales. Community members are encouraged to join the Mill Creek friends and bring book donations to the library for this year’s spring book sale.

The Library will be closed for renovations from Feb. 2 – Feb. 10 and will reopen on February 11.

Nothing to do? Take a class

Winter registration is open for classes and activities through Mill Creek’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The city’s winter recreation guide is available online at, and also will be mailed as an insert in the Mill Creek Living Magazine.

If you do not receive a copy of the Mill Creek Living Magazine in the mail and do not have access to a computer, recreation guides are available at City Hall, the Mill Creek Library, La Palmera, the University Book Store at Town Center, the Donaldson Clinic and Les Schwab Tires.

The recreation guide provides a complete list of the season’s classes and activities offered through the parks and recreation department.

Get involved with youth board

Mill Creek’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking for junior high and high school students to serve on the city’s Youth Advisory Board.

The group meets twice each month at Mill Creek City Hall, where members work on various projects and events throughout the year, including recreation events, community service projects and teen programs.

For more information, call Pam Olson at 425-745-1891.

Seminar explores human trafficking

Community members are invited to attend a series of classes on human trafficking from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays between Jan. 16 and March 26 at North Creek Presbyterian Church.

On Jan. 16, presenter Sarah Sweeney will introduce the audience to a four-part study on human trafficking. Movies and documentaries also will be presented, followed by a question and answer session on eradicating global slavery.

Contact Sweeney at or visit to register.

Advocates needed in Snohomish County

Adults living in assisted-living facilities throughout Snohomish County are in need of community help.

More than 2,500 residents of these facilities lack a volunteer ombudsman, who serves as an advocate and problem solver.

Volunteer ombudsmen come from all walks of life, various age groups and educational levels. The common thread is a passion for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Volunteers receive four days of training and are asked to volunteer four hours a week. Expenses, including mileage, are reimbursed.

The Snohomish County Long Term Care Ombudsman Program will offer a four-day training session on February 28 and 29 and March 6 and 7. For more information, contact Michal Glauner at 425-388-7393.

PAWS to give out youth award

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society is seeking nominations of local children who have shown outstanding compassion toward animals for the Youth Helping Animals Award. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 29.

Last year’s recipient was 7-year-old Caroleve Axtelle, who plays an integral part in caring for foster animals with her family. She raised nearly $400 for PAWS, selling home-made dog scarves and lemonade and chose to become a vegetarian to lessen her impact on the lives of animals.

Nominees must be 18 years old or younger and live in the Puget Sound area. The recipient will be presented with the award at PAWS’ Wild Night gala on April 5 and recognized on

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