News / Published on Mar 19, 2024

Buses, books, and so much more

Take the bus to your local library
A picture of book shelves in the library.

Libraries connect people with information, and Community Transit is here to connect you with your local library! With high gas prices and traffic congestion, our clean and comfortable buses are a great way to focus on your travel companions or enjoy some self-care time.  Whether you’re staying local or you live in north or south Snohomish County and want to visit a library in another city, there’s a Community Transit bus to take you to your neighborhood Sno-Isle library.

Libraries offer more than books and traditional materials. From stories lining walking paths into  the forest to cultural series on Japanese art and language, Community Transit is a comfortable, easy way to visit more than 20 library branches in Snohomish County. 

Here’s a sampling of the adventures that await at the library:

Mukilteo Library
4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo
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In south Snohomish county, when you want to combine physical exercise with a fun children’s story, visit the Mukilteo Library for a walking adventure at one entrance of the forested Big Gulch trail. People of all ages are delighted by this journey. 

A book page that you can find along the story trail.

Mill Creek Library
15429 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek
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Looking for a hands-on learning opportunity? Many libraries offer crafts and other activities that increase dexterity and creativity. The photo below was sent by the Mill Creek Library of their Japanese Family Storytime. Talk about a great staycation! 

A group of adults and children gathered together for Japanese Family Story Time.

Lakewood / Smokey Point Library
3411 169th Pl NE Suite A, Arlington
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Smokey Point offers a kid-friendly environment in North Snohomish County that includes a children’s books section, a special area devoted to story time, and a playroom with a learning rug and scheduled activities.   

Three children and an adult woman check out books at the library.

How to get to the library on transit

Click here to locate a library near you. Find the location that is most convenient and highlight the address. At the top of the Community Transit website, you will see an option labeled Plan My Trip. Type in your starting or current address and the address of the library of your choice. . You can set what time you want to catch the bus or what time you want to arrive. Select the option that best meets your needs based on location, transfers, and the time you plan to travel.

Visit your local library page for the most current information about library hours and branch-specific activities and information. 

Route information is accurate as of this article’s publication date. As our communities grow, Community Transit makes changes to stops and routes to best serve riders. For the most updated route information use our Plan My Trip tool.