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June, 2014

Welcome to the Friends Corner

Hello from the FRIEND’s Board –

Our planning is in Full Steam Ahead mode as we handle the various aspects of our wonderful Library Fair every August. By popular demand, the Fair will be located on the Library grounds again this year.

We are, however, “rearranging the furniture” as you will see on Saturday, August 9 from 10 – 3. The positioning of the book tables, stage and vendor booths will be different than it was last year.

Are we still collecting books for the Fair? Absolutely. Feel free to donate good books until August 8. You will find the books available are in continually improved condition from year to year. We pay attention to what you buy and the condition of the books you want in your house. For this reason, we ask that when you DO donate books, they are items you’d be happy to share with your neighbors.

The thousands of books you will see in August have never been displayed by us before. We only present books that have been donated since our last sale.

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our exciting Library Fair, please call Jean Soderquist to discuss the possibilities. Her number is 376-4190.

When you attend the Museum’s Fair (July 4, 2014) and/or the Chamber of Commerce’s Parade (July 5, 2014) you will see Friends offering memberships and selling our quality bags, caps and bumper stickers.

On your calendar between these activities, mark down that the Library is inviting the community to a Thank You Ice Cream Social with Lopez Island Ice Cream on July 19th. More information on this event can be found on the Library’s webpage (www.orcaslibrary.org).

Your Friends Board:
Lynn Carter, Phil Heikkinen, James Lobdell, Tim Lunde, Kathy Morris, Carol Ordway, Elane Phipps, Anjie Reagles, Jean Soderquist, Jim Wiemeyer, and Sandra Wilson.

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


  • 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

The Friends Corner — Online Newsletter
Winter Book Sale — Smaller book sale held in February
Library Fair — Art auction, silent auction, book sale, crafts and food booths, music, quilt raffle

Officers of the Board

  • President — Tim Lunde
  • Vice President — Valerie West
  • Secretary — Jean Soderquist
  • Treasurer — Lynn Carter
  • Membership — Carol Ordway

Committees & Chairs

  • Book Sale — Library Fair: vacant
  • Book Sale — Winter: vacant
  • Holiday Tea Chair: Jean Soderquist
  • Library Fair Chair: James Lobdell
  • Booths: Tim Lunde
  • Quilt: vacant
  • Property Coordinator: James Lobdell
  • Traffic Control: James Lobdell
  • Publicity/Media Chair: vacant
  • Library Representative : Phil Heikkinen

Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board

Lynn Carter — Treasurer
45 Waldron View Lane Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4287
Email Lynn

James Lobdell
45 Waldron View Lane Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4287
Email James

Tim Lunde — President
5178 Orcas Road Eastsound WA 98245 206-399-7657
Email Tim

Kathy Morris
478 Old Pottery Road Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-5599
Email Kathy

Carol Ordway
P.O. Box 50 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4190
Email Carol

Elane Phipps
170 Montgomery Lane Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-8131
Email Elane

Anjie Reagles
P.O. Box 1766 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4006
Email Anjie

Jean Soderquist — Secretary
P.O. Box 50 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4190
Email Jean

Valerie West — Vice-President
P.O. Box 968 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-3715
Email Valerie

Jim Wiemeyer
P.O. Box 266 Orcas WA 98280 360-376-5358
Email Jim

Sandy Wilson
P.O. Box 339 Deer Harbor WA 98243 360-376-4524
Email Sandy