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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the City of Anacortes has limited the purchasing of reading material by the Library. The donations that the Friends provide to the Library will be essential to its purchases of new material. Please contribute to the Friends! Find a donation form at this link.
The Friends now have a facebook page! Take a look! (click on the link below or paste it in your browser) https://m.facebook.com/Friends-of-the-Anacortes-Public-Library-105079111161094/ If you are on Facebook, enter – Friends of the Anacortes Public Library – in the search box at the top of any FB page (next to the magnifying glass symbol). Please help us by “liking” the page to raise Friends’ visibility in the community.
The FriendShop used book store at the Anacortes Public Library is CLOSED until further notice because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Volunteers are asked not to enter the shop or the Library workspace for any reason.
On a lighter note, see here for cheery sidewalk chalk drawings that appeared in front of the Library .
Friends of the Anacortes Public Library Local Art Exhibit
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the exhibition of local art is terminated until further notice. No further exhibits are being planned.
The Friends of the Anacortes Public Library held their annual meetingon November 14. At that meeting, the Friends ratified a new set of bylawswhich change the governance style of the organization, reviewed 2020 budgetaryquestions, and elected the Board of Directors. The new bylaws are here on this website. Biographies of the new Directors are here. Following the Annual Meeting, the new Directors met and elected Linda Falken as President, Patrick Gallagher as Vice-President, Megan Taylor as Secretary, and Hal Rooks as Treasurer. Kay O'Connell is serving in the Past-President position.
Above - New Board of Directors of the Friends of the Anacortes Library; left to right, Kandy Dubuque, Patrick Gallagher, Linda Falken, Hal Rooks, Susan Rooks, Kay O'Connell, Megan Taylor; Tress Connolly not present.
The 50th Anniversary of Friends of the Anacortes Public Library was Celebrated on October 26 in the community room of the Library. The Harmonaires, a women’sbarbershop group, presented old-time favorites in the Library lobby. The winner of the quilt raffle fundraiser was drawn. “Book Magic”, a children’s skit was performed by ACT theatre students. Refreshments were enjoyed by all. A few photos from the event are available here on this website.
Meeting Notices - Friends of the Anacortes Public Library
Board of Directors Meeting, to be announced.
Closed at Present Bargain books from the FriendShop!
The Anacortes Library FriendShop is an inviting and relaxed used book store where you can find just the right book for yourself or a special someone. The FriendShop is located in the foyer of the Anacortes Public Library, and is staffed by Friends of the Library volunteers. All proceeds from sales go to support the Library. For more information see Friendshop.
Monday thru Friday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anacortes Public Library and FriendShop 1220 10th St, Anacortes, WA 98221
Stop off … at the Anacortes Library
Drop in … at the FriendShop
Shop now … find a special book!
The Anacortes Library FriendShop is a used book store located in the foyer of the Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Anacortes WA 98221