Central Skagit Library Giving Students More Studying Resources


Nolan Simon

New Central Skagit Library on November 29, 2021

Nolan Simon, Reporter

Ever since the Sedro-Woolley library opened on August 29th. It’s been a big boom. students, teachers, and community members have used this library as a resource by printing papers, quietly reading, studying, and just simply browsing books. Leelee Mathias, a sophomore at Sedro-Woolley High School,  used the library study rooms to catch up on homework. 

I really love working at the library. As the Teen Services Specialist, I get to do so many different things, from helping people pick out books and taking care of our YA collection, to connecting people with the information they need and visiting schools for book talks and library card sign ups, to running all sorts of fun teen programs and so much more.” Said The Teen Services Specialist at Central Skagit Library Hillary Huggins.

Huggins helps students like Mathias with browsing for books and getting them involved with reading and studying. Linsey Kitchens the librarian at Sedro-Woolley High School sends students to Huggins to research for other books that the high school doesn’t provide. 

“I partner with the Central Skagit Library regularly. For years, we have helped most of our students obtain public library cards to access CSL’s digital databases as well as their collection.” Said Kitchens.

The environment around the library is delightful and there is lots of room for activities like outdoor games to play kick ball or even throw a football. Also outside the library has lots of landscaping, glass that reflects a lot of light, and warm lighting that isn’t hard on the eyes. Also they have a play area for kids with a lock to keep them safe from the road and even have an inside playroom. 

“It’s a really gorgeous building! The warm lighting and the sunlight from outside has a perfect Northwest feel, and it’s wonderful to be a part of downtown. There’s even space for outdoor programming and we love seeing people out enjoying the space on their own. Inside there’s lots of warm lighting, natural wood, and big windows to let in sunlight, so the space has a warm, comfortable feel.” Said Huggins.