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April, 2014

Welcome to the Friends Corner

Hello Friends –

Guess what some of our Friends Board Members did last week? They gathered to move donated books from a home where these books had lived for a number of years to their new home at the Orcas Library. This is a thousand-book collection that has now been sorted, boxed and awaiting display to you at our Summer Library Fair. (see below)

This is another reminder that if you or a family member has books, a few or shelves full, that you would like to put back into circulation, please contact us and we can help. We like to say that we can help you DOWNSIZE so we can UPSIZE (Well, actually, so the Library can upsize…)

There is no reason for mass donations of books to be daunting to you when the Friends of the Library are around!

At our meeting this month we had both Phil Heikkinen (Librarian) and Donna Riordin (Library Trustee) explain the progress of the Library Expansion Project. The plan is exciting for us, for you, and for visitors who walk through our doors. Much time and effort is being spent to make certain the community is apprised of the issues involved with this ambitious and privately funded expansion that will benefit so many of us.

Mark Your Calendar Time #1: July 19th from 1-3 the Library is having a picnic for all of us.

Mark Your Calendar Time #2: August 9, 2014 for the Annual Library Fair which will be held on the Library grounds. This is an event sponsored by the Friends of the Library and will be part of our monthly agenda from now until August. This month we established who will be working with/heading each of the various committees. All I need to say right now is that the Library Fair is one of the Premiere Events on Orcas…

Friends of the Orcas Island Library is on FACEBOOK. Come check us out. Better yet, become our Friend.

Your Friends Board:
Lynn Carter, Phil Heikkinen, James Lobdell, Tim Lunde, Kathy Morris, Carol Ordway, Elane Phipps, Anjie Reagles, Jean Soderquist, Jim Wiemeyer, and Sandra Wilson.

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


Areas of Interest

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

Committees & Chairs

Friends of the Orcas Island Library Board

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

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

Carol Ordway
P.O. Box 50 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-4190
Email Carol

Elane Phipps
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

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

Valerie West — Vice-President
P.O. Box 968 Eastsound WA 98245 360-376-3715
Email Valerie

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

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