About Us

2017-2022 Lopez Island Library Strategic Plan

Mission

The people of Lopez created the Lopez Library to provide resources and services for the enrichment of their cultural and recreational lives, and to provide information needed for daily living and decision-making. The library strives to promote the love of reading and of lifelong learning.

Vision

The Lopez Library will provide the resources to serve the community’s growing learning needs.

Volunteers

The Lopez Library needs volunteers year-round to help cover and mend books, shelve and circulate materials.  If you are interested, see the director to set up training or call 360-468-2265.  See Volunteer Schedule.

Library Usage Statistics

The library circulates over 100,000 items a year from books and movies to electronic audiobooks and music. See the wealth of data collected for our operational statistics to help us make prudent decisions for our collection.

Library Collections Disaster Procedures

LIFE SAFETY COMES FIRST

  • Evacuation, fire, medical and other 911 emergencies take precedence over collections. the
  • Do NOT enter a damaged area without clearance from fire or safety officials

CALLS TO MAKE

Building Damage:

Regular hours: Building Coordinator: Jen Krajack 360-468-2265, ext 203
After hours: Lou Pray, Library Director 971-600-0571

Collection Damage:Lou Pray, Library Director

After hours: Lou Pray, Library Director 971-600-0571

WATER LEAK OR FLOOD

Limit Damage

  1. Get water stopped and standing water removed; call the Building Coordinator or Physical Plant (See CALLS TO MAKE: Building Damage numbers above.)
  2. Remove materials from water path
  3. Cover collections with plastic (See WATER DISASTER SUPPLIES LOCATIONS below.)

Get Help

  1. Make appropriate phone calls (See CALLS TO MAKE above.)

DON’T DON’T DON’T

  1. Open or close books
  2. Separate single sheets
  3. Press wet books
  4. Remove book covers
  5. Disturb wet file boxes, prints, drawings or photographs

WATER DISASTER SUPPLIES LOCATIONS

  • Sheet Plastic in basement
  • Mop and Pail in janitors closet
  • Wet-Vacuums in basement

Library Services

The Lopez Library offers many services to the community, including:

  • Free home delivery if sick or homebound
  • Homework help
  • Book and film recommendations
  • Pulling service
  • Will present at meetings, fairs, and school events
  • Return boxes at the Southend Store & Lopez Village Market
  • Remote access to the catalog to place HOLDS & RENEW items. Enter library card number without spaces
  • Newest DVDs & books
  • Musical instruments to check out: cello, violins, guitars, keyboards, french horn, ukuleles, banjo, recorders, flugelhorn
  • Free scanning of photographs and documents
  • Free use of meeting room
  • Videoconferencing
  • Additional parking behind the Community Church
  • Quiet Reading Room
  • Monthly Literary Salon (3rd Tuesday, 7:00)
  • Weekly Storytime, Wednesday 11:00
  • Reading programs for children & adults

Organization

The Lopez Library has a staff of five: Lou Pray, Director ; Carol Lo, Youth Services Librarian; Claudia Rempel, Office Specialist; Jen Krajack Library Events/Programs Coordinator; Sam Bernardi, IT Specialist and Kristina Moen, cataloger Learn more about the Library Staff.

The Library is served by a five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the County Commissioners for five-year terms. Learn more about the Library Board of Trustees.

History

Lopez Library has evolved over a period of sixty years. Learn more about our rich history.

Library Policies

Click here for the complete Lopez Library Policy. This is a .pdf file that is searchable.

Library’s Long Range Plan

Lopez Island Library’s Long-Range Plan (2017-2022)

Friends of the Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Lopez Island Library is to provide support to the Library’s facility and staff, as well as to promote library awareness.

The Friends host the very popular used book sales, held July 4th and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Other events include the sale of used books at the ferry landing and in the library.

Learn more about the Friends of the Library, including information about donating items for the Book Sale, volunteering your time, or other donations.

Meeting Room

The Library has a meeting room available for use by the community. You may reserve the meeting room in person at the library or by calling us at 468-2265.