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Lopez Library is one of America's Star Libraries for the 3rd year in a row!
Lopez Library is a star library for the 3rd year in a row.
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Logo Gift Items - Available at the Library - Gift Certificates now available

You can purchase used books and the logo book bags at the Friends of the Library retail corner located next to the circulation desk.

Friends' Corner Store

Other logo items for sale as well, including coffee mugs, children's and adult t-shirts, sweatshirts, postcards, and stationery. You get good books at a great price and the library benefits from your voracious appetite for books!!

Taking Donations for Book Sales

The Friends of the Lopez Island Library accept saleable books in good to excellent condition.


  • Items which are unhealthy to handle or dirty, moldy, mildewed, smelly, burnt, chewed or wet, smoke infested, or have bugs

  • Text books over 5 yrs. old.

  • Books that have been stored in damp places

  • Encyclopedias

  • Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, or cassette tapes

  • Reader's Digest condensed books


  • Materials in EXCELLENT to GOOD condition

  • Hardback books and paperbacks

  • Non-fiction books

  • DVDs, VHSs, CDs in original packaging


Novels Mysteries
Art Children's Books
Biographies Gardening
Cooking Military
Decorating San Juan Islands
Home Improvement History
Crafts Photography
Travel Young Adult
Health & Wellness Current Science


Friends of the Library 2014 Board of Directors

President - Ellin Evans
Secretary - Micki Ryan
Mary Gauthier - Merchandise Coordinator
Treasurer - John Butte

Steve Adams
Nancy Butte
Lance Brittain
Barbara Carver
Karen Johnson
Nancy Mariotti
Becki Maxson
Mysti McKeehan
Glenda Pugerude
Ann Sheldon


Friends of the Library Logo

The purpose of the Friends of the Lopez Island Library is to provide support to the Library's facility and staff, as well as to promote library awareness.

The Friends host the very popular used book sales, held July 4th and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Other events include the sale of used books at the ferry landing and in the library, concerts, and writer's reading events. Inside the Library one may purchase items benefiting the Friends, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, note cards, book totes and mugs.

The Friends work hard to raise money for events, programs, and special equipment purchases that benefit the library and its patrons.


What does becoming a "friend" mean? Simply stated, it means that you will receive about one or two mailings a year, mostly to let you know about the book sales and also to let you know what the friends are doing to support library efforts.

Beyond that, it is strictly up to the individual patron. Some feel very strongly about supporting our unique library by sending in a small donation and others find that volunteering their time is a good way to keep their fingers on the pulse of the community.

Coming into the library and using our many services is yet another way to show support.

For more information, stop by the library or write to the Friends at:

Friends of the Lopez Library
P.O. Box 44
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Volunteers Needed

The twice-yearly book sales simply can't happen without a robust volunteer effort. If you have free time in your life, and especially if you're new to Lopez, please consider finding a niche for yourself with the Friends. All levels of participation are appreciated. Email:

Monetary Donations

Friends of the Lopez Island Library is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. EIN 51-0161499. One of the benefits of supporting this worthwhile cause is the ability to take a federal income tax deduction in most cases.*

*Please refer to IRS Publication 78. You will need to itemize your tax deductions in order to claim any charity.



  • Triptych Pastel purchased for the library's new reading room painted by Christa Malay

A Christa Malay Triptych Pastel (1993) purchased for the library reading room by the Friends of the Library

  • New computer stations for patrons and staff, along with iPads for patrons to use in the library

  • Architects fees for the new "reading room"

  • Summer Reading Program "Book Bucks" and reading incentive prizes.

  • Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

  • Book display cases

  • Reading room tables & chairs

  • Reading room architects' fees

  • Book-It performances for school children

  • Summer Yoga for Children

  • Puppet shows

  • Purchased video-conferencing equipment and monitor for the community meeting room

  • Supporting the upcoming Adult Winter Reading Program

  • Pays for advertisements for Art in the Library

  • Purchases refreshments for literary salon

  • Purchase of books and furniture for the library

  • A Charlie Thweatt Oct 14, 2009 concert

  • Support of summer teen intern

  • Donation to Music literacy programs

  • Summer Reading Program

  • Purchased CD/DVD cleaning equipment

  • Purchased laminator

  • Annual program to honor the library volunteers by purchasing a book on their behalf and inserting a bookplate with the volunteer's name as a donation to the library's collection (March-April 2008)

  • Paid the the Acoustical Study in 2006 to reduce the noise level in the library and for half of the actual installation which occurred on April 24-25, 2008

  • Sponsored a reading with Samuel Green, Washington State's First Poet Laureate, on Saturday April 5, 2008

  • Purchased a digital projector enabling the library to show movies and presentations in the community meeting room

  • Paid for the current music CD display cabinet

  • Purchased furniture for the 2000 library expansion

  • Provided funds for landscaping and parking lot maintenance