Sky Valley Chronicle News & Expert Analysis
(REGIONAL) --No, no, no. We don't mean that kind of wild thing. Listen Spunky, you're not going to get anywhere in this life with your mind in the gutter like that.
What we meant was, that Sno-Isle Libraries in the county will be taking part in the Great Washington Shakeout on Oct. 15, a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safe during big earthquakes.
It is part of “the world’s largest earthquake drill.”
On that morning, customers visiting many of the Sno-isle community libraries will be invited to take part in the always fun and educational,“Drop, Cover and Hold On!” drill.
It's like goin' to the local rodeo but without horses and bulls to get thrown off of. You get extra points if, when you drop to the ground you yell "Incoming!"
You get two extra points if you can make your eyes roll back into your head and if you can make (at the same time as you drop and roll the eyes) a gurgling sound in your throat like some weird death rattle or something.
Just go with it bro. Have fun.
Disaster displays and hot babes
Disaster book displays, posters, and emergency preparation literature are available in the libraries, which it's why its such a great place to do the “Drop, Cover and Hold On!” drill.
And sometimes you'll find a really hot Babette working the counter at the library and you can like strike up a conversation and say stuff like, "I'm into committed, serious relationships. Say, what's your sign?"
You should also know that the library district’s online earthquake disaster resource page, sno-isle.org/earthquakes, features suggested books on the subject, quick links to other online resources, and a news feed of the latest earthquake stories.
Didn't we tell you this whole earthquake thing was sexy?
A special program, “Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect, How to Prepare,” will be presented at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave, 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and at Langley Library, 104 2nd St, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15.
It will feature a documentary produced by Whidbey Island’s 4-H video club for the Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross, followed by a question and answer session
The Q & A
We love that Q and A stuff. We like to ask questions like, "Well, if you like croak in an earthquake and you don't leave a will, then who gets all your cool stereo stuff?" By the way, you could (iffen you had a mind to) put in your will that the Sky Valley Chronicle should have all your cool stereo stuff if you croak in a quake.
Leaving us money is a good thing to do as well.
We'll make sure it's all put to good use. You can trust us on that. After all, we're in the news business. We are professionals.
About Sno-Isle Libraries
Sno-Isle Libraries serves 697,770 residents in Washington’s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. (They used to have libraries on skateboards but too many employees got injured).
For more information, contact:
Betsy Arand, Freeland Library Manager, 360-331-7323, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicky Welfare, Langley Library Manager, 360-221-4383, email@example.com
Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, firstname.lastname@example.org