The Friends of the Edmonds Library was founded in 1979 by 15 founding members and as of January 1, 2017 had over 150 paid members. Our goals are to support and enhance the Edmonds Library, promote literacy, reading and the use of information resources, and to advance education in library and information sciences.

Our By-Laws and Policies and Procedures were updated in 2017.

We are a volunteer-run, registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution, to the extent allowed by law. We raise money through our on-going book sale in the library, our huge annual book sale, which is usually held the fourth Saturday in October and our Memorial and Gift Fund. We have raised over $456,000 for our programs, which include:

  • Summer reading support
  • Programs for adults, teens and children
  • Equipment and training for staff
  • New furniture such as shelving and desks
  • “Best Book I ever Read” poster contest for Edmonds School District and the Edmonds Arts Commission
  • Aquarium and indoor plantings
  • Outdoor signs
  • Graduate-level $4,000 scholarship for Library Sciences

Check out our Calendar and the Edmonds Library event calendar for upcoming programs!

2018 Board of Directors 

President – Luke Distelhorst

Vice President, Membership – Karen Kipper

Vice President, Programs – Sharron Cramer

Recording Secretary – Jude Schaefer

Treasurer – Stella Blomgren

Budget Chair – Jeff Janeway

Director – Donna Coates

Director – Katherine Kidwell

Director – Summer LeMieux

Director – Kate Ericson