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friends of the orcas island library

FRIENDS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

April, 2015

Welcome to the Friends Corner

Dear Friends –

Saturday the 8th of August (Second Saturday in August) is the Island-awaited Library Fair. It will be located on the Library grounds and the Friends Board is already beginning to plan for this annually anticipated event. SAVE THE DATE!!

The Board was brought up to date on the current Library Expansion Project. Wonderful things are in the works. Have you seen the proposed drawings of what our new library will look like? They are in the library.

For those of you so inclined, there are a number of short-term jobs you can do which would help support the efforts of the Library and the Friends to make our OIPL the BEST. The two areas that come to mind are Membership and EBAY:
 — MEMBERSHIP: Could you write Thank You notes? Mail pre-written letters?
 — EBAY: Do you have general Ebay experience? Would you photograph books? Write book descriptions? Mail books?
Help in any and all of these areas could take as little as an hour a week of your time and would be ever so helpful. Please call the library at 376 – 4985.

Did you attend our Winter Book Sale? If so, perhaps you were part of our profit (which goes to the Library) that was close to $4,300 this year.

The Library, with Friends support, is sponsoring a lecture on Thursday, May 14 at 5 p.m. at the Parish Hall. Thor Hanson will discuss The Triumph of Seeds.


Your Board,
Lynn Carter, Leif, James Lobdell, Tim Lunde, Kathy Morris, Elane Phipps, Anjie Reagles, Carol Salvas, Jerry Salvas, Jean Soderquist, Jim Wiemeyer, and Sandy Wilson.

Contact the Library or any Friends member about joining the Friends Board, and about the many different volunteer opportunities.


  • To establish and maintain an association of persons interested in a public library on Orcas Island;
  • To focus public attention on and develop public support for the Library;
  • To encourage and receive gifts, endowments, and bequests for the Library;
  • To conduct fund raising activities for the benefit of the Library and to manage funds at its disposal for the benefit of the Library;
  • To support and cooperate with the library in developing services for the community; and
  • To stimulate more extensive use of the Library's resources.

Areas of Interest

  • Endowment Fund
  • Capital Improvement Fund Children's Services
  • Community Awareness Collection Development
  • Technology Landscaping, Furnishings & Building Enhancement
  • Staff & Volunteer Staff Training
  • Freedom to Read

Annual Events & Activities

  • The Friends Corner — Online Newsletter
  • Winter Book Sale — Smaller book sale held in February
  • Library Fair — Art auction, silent auction, book sale, crafts and food booths, music, quilt raffle

Officers of the Board

  • President — Tim Lunde
  • Vice President — Elane Phipps
  • Secretary — Jean Soderquist
  • Treasurer — Lynn Carter

Committees & Chairs

  • Book Sale — Library Fair: vacant
  • Book Sale — Winter: vacant
  • Holiday Tea Chair: Jean Soderquist
  • Library Fair Chair: James Lobdell
  • Booths: Tim Lunde
  • Quilt: vacant
  • Property Coordinator: James Lobdell
  • Traffic Control: James Lobdell
  • Publicity/Media Chair: vacant
  • Library Representative : Phil Heikkinen

Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board

Lynn Carter — Treasurer
45 Waldron View Lane Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4287
Email Lynn

P. O. Box 1893 Eastsound WA 98245
Email Leif

James Lobdell
45 Waldron View Lane Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4287
Email James

Tim Lunde — President
5178 Orcas Road Eastsound WA 98245 206-399-7657
Email Tim

Kathy Morris
478 Old Pottery Road Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-5599
Email Kathy

Elane Phipps — Vice-President
170 Montgomery Lane Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-8131
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Anjie Reagles
P.O. Box 1766 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4006
Email Anjie

Carol & Jerry Salvas
P.O. Box 50 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4190
Email Carol

Jean Soderquist — Secretary
P.O. Box 50 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4190
Email Jean

Jim Wiemeyer
P.O. Box 266 Orcas WA 98280 360-376-5358
Email Jim

Sandy Wilson
P.O. Box 339 Deer Harbor WA 98243 360-376-4524
Email Sandy