The Friends of the Edmonds Library was founded in 1979 by 15 founding members and currently has over 180 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.

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 rely on the our community’s commitment to the library to raise funds that support projects which may fall outside the library’s established budget. We have raised over $456,000 to enhance the library’s services, including support for:

  • Summer reading programs
  • Music at the Library events
  • Equipment and training for staff
  • New furniture such as shelving and desks
  • Aquarium and indoor plantings
  • Outdoor signage
  • Graduate-level scholarship for MLIS students at the University of Washington
  • Community Education and Literacy grants

Check out the Edmonds Library event calendar for upcoming programs!

2020 Board of Directors 

  • President – Liz Morris
  • Vice President, Membership – Melissa Cafiero
  • Vice President, Programs – Tina Wilson
  • Recording Secretary – Donna Fraser
  • Treasurer – Chris Walton
  • Budget Chair – Kathy Ehrlich
  • Director – Stella Blomgren
  • Director – Teddy Dillingham
  • Director – Julie Wolf

Our By-Laws and Policies and Procedures were updated in 2017 (Policies and Procedures were additionally updated in April 2019).