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ABOUT THE LIBRARY
 

About the Library

Mission: The Everett Public Library is the community's gateway to lifelong learning opportunities and experiences that inspire, inform, and entertain.

Vision:
We are Everett's most valuable resource—we expand your world.

Click here to view the Library’s Strategic Plan, including the Core Values.

Founded: 1894 by Woman's Book Club (see Library History)

Governance: Governed by the Board of Library Trustees; 5 members, alternating five year terms appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Open meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Director's Office.   Members of the Library Board of Trustees and the year their terms expire: 

  • Vickie Norris -- 2014
  • Judy Pascale -- 2015
  • Kindra Ramos -- 2016
  • Rich White -- 2017
  • John Olson -- 2018

Service area: Residents of the City of Everett, and by reciprocal agreement residents of the City of Seattle and King County, except the City of Enumclaw.

Funding: Funded by the City of Everett General Revenues; operating budget.

Staff: Librarian 17, Other 28, total 45 FTE employees.

Facilities:

        ●  Outreach Services  Bookmobile 2000 model Mathews Specialty Vehicles  ($90,000)
        ●  Evergreen Branch  9512 Evergreen Way The south area branch opened as a storefront
             in 1985 followed by a permanent facility in the fall of 1989. Designed by Tom Tredway,
             Dykeman Architects; General Contractor - Stan Palmer Construction Co. Part of 1987 bond
             issue. 8,500 sq ft. (Cost $1,218,195)
        ●  Main Library  2702 Hoyt Ave. Remodel/expansion (part of 1987 bond issue) was
             completed in 1991. Designed by Brad Miller & Richard Cardwell of Cardwell/Thomas
             Architects, and B. Craig Thompson of The Dykeman Architects. Interior by Kelli Smith of
             The Dykeman Interiors. Craftsman Reproduction Furnishings by Alan Cole / Cole
             Woodworking. General Contractor-Cree Construction Co. 53,000 sq ft library space,
             50,000 sq ft parking (117 vehicles), 75 seat auditorium. (Cost $9,503,037)

Materials Collections:

        ●  Books: Number of Volumes- 236,359; Titles- 177,105
        ●  Subscriptions to Magazines and Newspapers:
               Main: 651 Magazine & Newspaper titles
               Evergreen: 154 Magazine & Newspaper titles
        ●  Government Documents - 3,972 volumes
        ●  DVDs: 11,694, Videos: 5,712, Other non-print: 14,900
        ●  E-sources (on-line subscription databases): 28

Use Statistics 2011

        ●  Main Library Circulation                     622,090
        ●  Evergreen Branch Circulation           413,064
        ●  Outreach Circulation                         34,687
        ●  Interlibrary Loans                              3,129
        ●  Total Circulation                                 1,069,841
        ●  Online Database Searches               137,822
        ●  Reference Questions Answered      56,822
        ●  New Library Cards Issued                 6,335
        ●  Holds Placed                                      122,060
        ●  Programs                                            994
        ●  Program Attendance                          21,012

Date of this update: 5/2012