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In honor of his wife, Dr. Sylvia Maxson, Dr. Robert Maxson has donated $100,000 to the Anacortes Public Library Foundation to support the children's wing at the Anacortes Library. The wing will be named the Dr. Sylvia Maxson Children’s Library.

Sylvia, an expert in early childhood education, has spent her life committed to children’s education and literacy both in her personal and professional life. Upon moving to Anacortes, she threw all of her energy into supporting the youth in our community. Her passion for books, learning and literacy naturally engenders a love for libraries. Sylvia’s belief is that a library is a community; with a never-ending portal for lifelong education and learning.

Due to this belief and her undying love for children, she has a special place in her heart for the children’s library.

Dr. Maxson’s excitement for all of the improvements planned for the library encouraged this desire to help support the children’s library. They strive to share her message of the importance of libraries, books, education, and literacy for children.

In honor of Dr. Sylvia Maxson, the Anacortes Public Library will be installing a plaque, in her name, near the entrance of the children’s library.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,302 Confirmed Skagit Cases
460-469 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

350 Hospitalizations
74 Deaths
61,181 Fully Vaccinated
68,746 Initial Doses Given


410,195 Confirmed Cases Statewide
24,930 Hospitalizations

5,810 Deaths Statewide
3,637,611 Fully Vaccinated
4,122,446 Initial Doses Given

Updated 5:00 pm, June 17, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times