Patricia Brunjes, from Clinton, Wash., has been elected to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation Board of Directors.
Brunjes retired as the superintendent of the Glenwood School District in 2000. Her extensive career as a high school and college educator in the Northwest includes positions as speech and English teacher, librarian, and assistant principal.
Brunjes remains active in her community as co-chair of the Whidbey Island Writers Association, past president and current member of the Friends of the Clinton Library, member of Sno-Isle’s Whidbey Reads committee and several other community groups.
“At a time when we are losing libraries and library services, I see it as imperative that we keep these treasures alive. Libraries are community cores, assisting people, not only to read books, … but to keep abreast of changes in culture,” remarked Brunjes.
The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation welcomes Brunjes; her years of experience in education, libraries, and leadership make her a valuable addition to the Board.
About Sno-Isle Libraries: Sno-Isle Libraries serves 671,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties. Sno-Isle has community libraries in Arlington, Brier, Camano Island, Clinton, Coupeville, Darrington, Edmonds, Freeland, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Langley, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Oak Harbor, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan, as well as bookmobile stops in communities and at senior centers. Services and materials include more than 1.3 million items, reference services, electronic databases and computer equipment, Internet access, outreach programs for the homebound and local daycares, and story times for children. For more information on library services in your area, please call the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center at 360-651-7000 or 1-877-SNO-ISLE (1-877-766-4753), or visit the website at www.sno-isle.org.