Who we are
The Friends of the Edmonds Library support and enhance the Edmonds Library; promote literacy, reading, and use of information resources; and advance education in library and information science. The Friends group was incorporated in March 1979 by 15 founding members. Today we have mroe than 180 members.
What we do
We are a not-for-profit tax exempt volunteer organization and we raise money through our Memorial and Gift Fund, an on-going book sale in the library and our huge annual book sale, which is usually held the fourth Saturday in October. We have raised over $456,000 for our programs.
- Summer reading support
- Programs for teens and children
- Equipment and training for staff
- New furniture such as shelving
- "Best Book I ever Read" poster contest
- Aquarium and indoor plantings
- Outdoor signs
This is the 24th year the Friends of the Edmonds Library has presented a scholarship to a graduate student attending the University of Washington Library Science program. Selected students have completed 20 credits in the Master of Library and Information Science, and have been approved for financial aid as determined by UW Financial Aid Office. The Edmonds Friends group was the first of the Friends groups in Washington state to create such an innovative scholarship.
2015 and 2016 scholarship winners
When we meet
Open general meetings are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month at p.m. in the Plaza Room above the Library.
Each month we start with a coffee get-together. Before the business meeting there is a program featuring speakers discussing topics of interest. Visitors are always welcome. There are no meetings in July, August and December. The June meeting is our annual luncheon to honor our hard-working membership, and we also introduce our scholarship winner at that time.
To learn more about the Friends visit Edmonds Library - Friends of the Library
How to join
Membership brochures are available in the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds, WA. Annual membership dues are:
- Single - $10
- Family - $15
How to donate
We accept donated books, book sets, compact discs, DVDs and video tapes in good condition for our annual and on-going book sales. There is a book barrel in the entrance to the Library. For pickup of larger donations, you may call.
Judy Forgey at 425-774-6353. For information about annual book sales, contact Darla Lane at 425-697-3844
Alternatively, you may contact: Leslie Elsaesser, 425-745-6468.