A library can never have too many friends

For over 40 years, the Friends of the Edmonds Library has built community support for the Edmonds Library. Donations have allowed us to:

  • Purchase materials for the popular Summer Reading program for youth;
  • Strengthen local partnerships through community education and literacy grants;
  • Acquire high quality computer equipment and seating for the library;
  • Sponsor prizes for “The Best Book I Ever Read Poster Contest” winners, in partnership with the Edmonds Arts Commission and Edmonds School District;
  • Upgrade library shelving space;
  • Provide upkeep to unique library features like plants and the freshwater aquarium;
  • Build future library leaders through scholarships to graduate students studying library sciences at the University of Washington iSchool;
  • Fund programs to connect people to critical public services, such as “Coffee and Conversations with a Social Worker” and;
  • Respond to community needs during COVID-19, by investing in items such as an outdoor canopy for contactless pick-up, as wells as chargers and loaner laptops for individuals experiencing economic hardship or connectivity issues.

Over the years, we’ve raised more than $450,000 to support our local library.

In addition to book sales, we rely on donations to support our work. If you believe, as we do, that the Edmonds Library is a pillar of our community, please consider making a donation today.

Donations are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID # is 91-1093312. Donation receipts are available on request.

Book Donations

  • We are currently accepting book donations (Five Boxes or more). Please arrange for assessment and transfer of your donation by contacting us at [email protected]

Other ways to contribute

  • Talk to your employer about volunteer matching contributions. Many companies will make a financial donation to an organization you volunteer with based on your volunteer hours or match your financial contribution(s) dollar-for dollar.
  • We are always seeking high-quality, in-kind donation for future raffles and fundraisers (e.g. gift certificates to local vendors, art, food, beverage or gift baskets, rare or valuable books, etc.) If you have a product or service you’d like to donate, please let us know!

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