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Donations to the Library

Thank you for your generosity. For more information, contact Lou Pray, Library Director.

Donating Money to the Library

The following are ways in which you can make a significant difference in your public library through a charitable gift of any amount. We’ve provided the information needed to make this process as convenient as possible.

Make a Donation to Your Island Library

Every penny counts toward the purchase of books, films, and other much-needed items. Your gift stays on the island!

Please make checks payable to “Lopez Island Library.” The check can be dropped off or mailed. See library addresses and phone numbers.

Honor Your Loved One with a Donation or Memorial Gift

A thoughtful and lasting way to celebrate a special person’s life. Bookplates will memorialize your gift. Please make checks payable to “Lopez Island Library.” The check can be dropped off or mailed to:

Lopez Island Library
P.O. Box 770
2225 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Contribute to the Lopez Island Library District Designated Endowment Fund through the Seattle Foundation

Your bequests and charitable gifts will ensure the long-term future of our community’s cornerstone. Please note: funds donated to this fund are under fairly strict restrictions in terms of use.

Please make checks payable to the Seattle Foundation:
Seattle Foundation
1200 5th Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
Note: in the memo line, write “For Lopez Island Library District Designated Endowment Fund”

Read more about the Seattle Foundation

Donating Time to the Library

Contact us today about volunteering your time at the library. Volunteers typically work 4 hours per month. Contact: Lou Pray at 360-468-2265.

Join the Friends of the Lopez Island Library

Help the Friends provide additional financial support through book sales and other fundraising activities.You can also donate your time by assisting with the book sales and sorting activities.

Please make checks payable to:
Friends of the Lopez Island Library
P.O. Box 44
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Email: friends@lopezlibrary.org

Donating Books to the Library

Yes, donated books can make a real difference to our library. We accept your donated hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, and music CDs.

The Library does not automatically add donated books to its collection. Any item not added to the collection will be sent to the Friends of the Lopez Island Library for their twice a year book sale. The book sale is staffed by dedicated Friends of the Library volunteers, and generates income to buy new library materials and to support Friends-sponsored programs and events.
However, books must by in good condition (not moldy or torn).

Friends of the Library “most wanted” materials:

  • New fiction
  • Crafts
  • Cookbooks
  • Gardening
  • Home improvement
  • Children’s fiction in good condition
  • Videos, DVDs, CDs & Audiobooks (for children or adults)

Friends of the Library top “not wanted” materials:

  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Out-of-date travel guides
  • Old Encyclopedias
  • Computer manuals
  • VCR movies

When books are moldy, mildewed, water-damaged, yellowed, dirty, or full of spider webs, there is no alternative but to discard them. Please do not donate this type of material.

Wish List:

  • A space redesign
  • Makerspace