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

December, 2014

Welcome to the Friends Corner

Dear Friends –

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Too soon, you say? Good point. However, the Holiday Tea that Friends of the Orcas Island Library organizes is early next month (December 6 from 12-3 p.m.) and will kick off the island’s winter festivities. We invite all of you to attend this free thank you to you, our community.

If you’ve not attended before, prepare for a treat. The Library Meeting Room will be transformed by a lengthy table decorated for the season, laden with free cookies and small sandwiches and anchored at each end with pourers of coffee and tea from a silver tea service.

Bring your children if you would like for there is a special Children’s Table with treats created with them in mind. Festivities start in the lobby with a book sale of “like new” items that are good enough for gifts.

Musicians, crafts for the children and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus are all included.

January for the Friends is a month of rest so that we will be rarin’ to go for the Winter Book Sale on February 28. We will have more information on this book sale after the New Year but wanted to give you heads up on the change of location for 2015. Because of the closing of the school cafeteria for remodeling, the Winter Book Sale will be held at the Madrona Room at the Orcas Center.

Are you a fan of Art Thiel? Funded by both the Library and Friends, this sports writer extraordinaire will be at the library the day after Thanksgiving (November 28) at noon. It is a free opportunity to listen to one of our area’s great sports writers.

Our Board has a new name on it – Leif. That’s right. Legally no last name, just Leif. However he signs his name, we are glad to have him with us.

We’ve just received a request from the Library this year to cover collection development, the summer reading program, Halloween books, Sunday hours and much more. It is what we happily do and all of the books you donate help us do this.

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
Email Elane

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