40th Anniversary Slideshow

Thank you to our members and volunteers who came out to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. The slideshow we played is available here: Friends of the Edmonds Library 40th Anniversary – 1979-2019 My Edmonds News coverage: Friends of Edmonds Library celebrates 40 years of support for community literacy

Read! Recommend! Raffle! winners

Thanks to our community members who participated in the Read! Recommend! Raffle! contest. The winners, and their book recommendations, are below. Addie J.Skin Deep an Interactive Coloring Book, by ScreebeeThis book encourages all ages and all races to understand and accept diversity in a mild manner. It combines old-school with modern technology for a learn-through-play…

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Proposed 2020 Budget & Board Directors

Friends of the Edmonds Library membership can vote on the proposed 2020 Budget and Board of Directors that was introduced to membership in October at our Annual Meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. Questions? Please email us! edmondslibfriends@gmail.com Proposed 2020 Board of Directors President                     …

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Read! Recommend! Raffle!

Join the annual Read! Recommend! Raffle! with the Edmonds Library and the Friends of the Edmonds Library. It’s so easy to be eligible for one of the Kindle Raffle Prizes. Just submit a quick book or audiobook recommendation on Read! Recommend! Raffle! Your review is your raffle ticket! 4 kindles will be awarded, one in each of these age groups: 5…

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Annual Book Sale: October 25-26

Our huge Annual Book Sale returns on October 25-26! Interested in volunteering? Please email us: edmondslibfriends@gmail.com

Mid-year update – 2019

If you missed our June program, you can get caught up on current FEL activities through our mid-year update:June 2019 mid-year update presentation

Friends of the Edmonds Library awards annual graduate-level scholarship for 2019-2020

Today the Friends of the Edmonds Library announced Magenta Loera as the 2019-2020 recipient of its $4,000 University of Washington iSchool Scholarship. The annual scholarship, now in its 26th year, is intended for a second-year graduate student who is a resident of Washington State and focusing their studies on public librarianship.  “Community engagement through libraries synthesizes…

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2019 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting Report

By Pam O’Sullivan I want to thank you, Edmonds Friends, for allowing me to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle in January.  It was an amazing—and educational—experience. A real eye-opener. Before I go any further, I want to pass along to you a couple comments about Friends.  At a panel discussion,…

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Proposed Policies and Procedures updates

As part of the 2019 budget process, last November the Friends of the Edmonds Library board and membership approved a new budget item, “Education & Literacy Grants,” with funds for this year approved at $1,500. In addition, it was decided that the University of Washington iSchool would administer the graduate-level scholarship provided by the Friends, which…

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