Clinton Library - Friends of the Library

Please note: Due to the current health crisis, our Friends of the Library Groups are not meeting in person at this time or accepting material donations. Please reach out to the library staff for information regarding virtual meetings.

Who we are

The Friends of Clinton Library are dedicated to promoting learning, encouraging reading, and enhancing the Clinton community. We are a non-profit volunteer organization.

The Friends of the Clinton Library was formed in the late 1980s with a desire to have a library in Clinton. The dream was realized in 2000 with the Friends obtaining a building and a mortgage. Thanks to many volunteer hours and generous supporters, the mortgage was paid off in 2008. Today we're striving to promote reading and literacy, and improve library services and materials.

What we do

The Friends of Clinton Library raises funds by membership, donations, and a monthly book sale. With these raised funds we contribute to:

  • Children and adult programs
  • The summer reading program
  • The Whidbey Reads program
  • Library improvements
  • Continuing education for Clinton library staff
  • Book discussion groups

The monthly book sale is our major fundraiser. It is held the third Saturday of each month (except December) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clinton Community Hall. We have thousands of books organized by category. Come support us and visit with your neighbors!

Books in good condition are always appreciated. Damaged or moldy books are not useful; please take them to a recycle center. We do not accept magazines (including Reader's Digest and National Geographic) or encyclopedias. Outdated text books, old dictionaries or old computer books are not saleable. DVDs and CDs are accepted. We do not accept VHS or cassette tapes.

If you have a large collection, please call Marvin at 360-579-3490 for evaluation and pick up.


Book sale opportunities

  • Cashiers
  • Pre- and post-sale book sorting
  • Hall setup/takedown
  • Book sale helpers throughout the day
  • Book transit (requires being able to lift boxes of books up to 15 pounds)

Note: Morning book sale volunteers get to view the books first and select books to purchase before the sale opens

Organizational opportunities

  • Membership committee
  • Volunteer coordination
  • Community outreach/publicity
  • Strategic planning
  • Social media coordination
  • Assistance with library programs
  • Fundraising

When we meet

The Friends of the Clinton Library board meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Clinton Library, 4781 Deer Lake Road, Clinton, WA. Members and the public are always welcome at the board meetings. The annual general meeting is held in November. At this time the year is reviewed, officers elected and volunteers recognized. The community is invited. Other membership meetings are called as needed.

Third Wednesday, Monthly 9-11 a.m.

Clinton Library, 4781 Deer Lake Road, Clinton, WA