Friends of the Lynnwood Library celebrates 40 years of service

For 40 years, the Friends of the Lynnwood Library has provided invaluable support for programming and services for the Lynnwood Library.

For that, Library Manager Michael Delury thanks this corps of dedicated volunteers.

“They’ve enhanced our facility with ongoing financial support for a salt-water aquarium and furnishings throughout the space,” he said. “They have generously awarded scholarship funds for library school students on an annual basis, and frequently donate reading materials to local schools and other nonprofit agencies. They truly embody community engagement and commitment.”

Lynnwood Friends of the Library President Lois Rule has been with the group since the beginning and loves what she does.

“I think it’s a very worthwhile group,” Rule said. “I’ll do this for as long as I can.”

She encourages new members to join the group and volunteer at their own time and pace.

“And it’s a great way to recycle books!” she said.

Friends of the Lynnwood Library will mark their anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, with a Humanities Washington program, “Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.” Feliks Banel, producer, host and historian for KIRO Radio, and editor of “Columbia,” the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society, will lead a discussion about the region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms — and how they can revive our shared humanity. Light refreshments will be served.

At its Oct. 14 meeting, the Lynnwood City Council approved a proclamation that notes the contributions and dedication of the Friends of the Lynnwood Library and celebrates Friends of the Library Week Oct. 20-26.

The Friends of the Lynnwood Library raises funds through an ongoing sale of books and book bags in the library, and with monetary donations. The group accepts books, book sets, magazines, compact discs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, phonograph records, cassette tapes and video tapes.

The Friends of the Lynnwood Library is open to anyone who wants to support the Lynnwood Library. Annual dues are $1. The group meets at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month, September through May, in the Lynnwood Library meeting room. 

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