Friends of the Library

FRIENDS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

march, 2019

Thanks to all this who participated, the Winter Book Sale was a success, netting almost $4,100. Great job, everyone!

A special note of thanks to the FOIL volunteers and the young adults from the Orcas Booster Club, Orcas 4H Club, and AmeriCorps who helped at the sale.

Lobby book sales for February was down a bit, at $400, due mainly to the snow closures.

Look for the opportunity to renew your FOIL membership within the next month. A mailing will be going out to current (and past) members soon. Please consider renewing your membership. (And thank you, if you’ve already done so for 2019.)

The Board is always looking for members willing to volunteer a few of their hours to help with event publicity, book sorting, event set-up and other tasks.

MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

The Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5:00PM at the Library in Maria’s Room.

friends store

The Friends of the Orcas Island Library has merchandise for sale*. Merchandise is available for purchase in the Library.

  • Canvas Bags: $15
  • Mugs: $15
  • Hats: $12
  • Bumper Stickers: $2.50

And, of course ... paperbacks ($1) and hardbound books ($2) in the Library lobby.

*All proceeds from the sale of merchandise help to further the mission and activities of the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.


Contact the Library or any Friends member about joining the Friends Board, and about the many different volunteer opportunities.
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Purpose

  • To establish and maintain an association of persons interested in a public library on Orcas Island;
  • To focus public attention on and develop public support for the Library;
  • To encourage and receive gifts, endowments, and bequests for the Library;
  • To conduct fund raising activities for the benefit of the Library and to manage funds at its disposal for the benefit of the Library;
  • To support and cooperate with the library in developing services for the community; and
  • To stimulate more extensive use of the Library's resources.

Areas of Interest

  • Endowment Fund
  • Capital Improvement Fund Children's Services
  • Community Awareness Collection Development
  • Technology Landscaping, Furnishings & Building Enhancement
  • Staff & Volunteer Staff Training
  • Freedom to Read

Annual Events & Activities

  • Library Fair — held the second Saturday in August
  • Winter Book Sale — Smaller book sale held in February/March
  • Friends' Holiday Tea; held first Saturday in December

Officers of the Board

  • President — Kenneth Gibbs
  • Vice President — Madeline Sheplor
  • Secretary — Michael Armenia
  • Treasurer — Susan Kosiur

Committees & Chairs

  • Book Sale — Library Fair: Jim Wiemeyer & Harold Lentzner
  • Book Sale — Winter: vacant
  • Holiday Tea Chair: Kathy Morris
  • Library Representative : Phil Heikkinen

Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board

Michael Armenia — Secretary
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Robert Demarest
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Kenneth Gibbs — President
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Jane Heisinger
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David Kosiur
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Susan Kosiur— Treasurer
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Harold Lentzner
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Kathy Morris
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Elane Phipps — Vice-President
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Jim Wiemeyer
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