About the Friends

Who are the Friends?
Friends of West Slope Community Library is an Oregon nonprofit association with members and a board of directors. The annual membership meeting is held in the spring to elect our board of directors. The board of directors meets quarterly. Our purpose is to increase public interest and participation in our library and to support our library’s collection, activities, and fiscal well-being.

What do the Friends do?
We help pay for books, programs and special items for our library, such as furniture or equipment. Our library is funded through Washington County property taxes. When regular county funding is restricted, money raised by the Friends is used to help narrow the funding gap with increased support of library purchases, such as books. We also publish a newsletter twice a year.

How are the Friends funded?
Funding for the Friends comes from memberships, donations, bequests, and events such as our in-house book sale and our annual tulip sale.

How do I join or renew Friends membership?
You can become a member anytime by giving a cash donation. You may also become a member by volunteering or by in-kind donations. Click here for more information and the form.

See more at the West Slope Community Library website’s Friends’ page.