100 years of faith in libraries
Stanwood’s library originally found its home in the Stillaguamish Band Hall (top), donated to the cause and moved across town in 1919. In 1970, the current building was completed. It was enlarged in 1984. At every step, the library was driven by community fundraising and volunteer labor. Today, Stanwood Library is a hub for residents and is ever seeking to expand its services.
The Four Leaf Clover Club raffled and bake-saled to pull together $500 to buy the land on which the library sits today.
Stillaguamish Band Hall
The Stillaguamish Band Hall was donated for use as the first library in Stanwood.
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:44 am
Updated: 11:08 am, Tue Nov 5, 2013.
Nov. 15, Stanwood-Camano Friends of the Library will celebrate 100 years of the endless possibilities bound within books. They will also celebrate the legacy of Lizzie Irvine.
Lizzie Irvine moved a few steps ahead of everyone else. When she died in 1912, the wealthy wife of J.H. Irvine left $2,500 to the city of Stanwood. She stipulated the money be used for books and maintenance of a library on a site outside city limits at the time.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 10:44 am.
Updated: 11:08 am.