Supporting Us

Our wonderful community provides the resources that the Friends of West Slope Library rely on to support our wonderful library.  We are a 501c3 tax exempt organization.  Here are some of the ways that you can help: 


Monetary donations – cash, check and Paypal can all be used to donate money to the Friends.  Please consider the Friends of West Slope Library in your estate planning.  To donate online click on the DONATE link, or mail a check to: Friends of West Slope Library, 3678 SW 78th Avenue, Portland, OR  97225

Become a member

You can join the Friends at any time by giving a tax-deductible donation of $15 for an individual, $20 for a family, $30 for a sustaining member or $50 for a patron/business.   or more annually.  To join, please click on the membership link to donate online, or mail a check to: Friends of West Slope Library, 3678 SW 78th Avenue, Portland, OR  97225

Another way to become a friend is to volunteer 20 or more hours annually at the library.  We have appreciated volunteers in the past and as soon as we’re able to again, we encourage patrons to also volunteer as an option to become a Friend. Click here for more information.

Fred Meyer Rewards

Sign up for the Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Friends of the West Slope Library at  You can search for us by name or type in our non-profit number: QT950

Everytime you shop and use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, the Friends earn funds.  Signing up gives us matching funds – you still earn your regular Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates.  Get a Rewards card at the Customer Service desk at any Fred Meyer store, or sign up online.  

Bottle Drop

Saving and donating your aluminum cans and bottles that receive a 10 cent return in Oregon can help the Friends!  There are two ways to donate through Bottle Drop:

  1.  Pick up a blue donation bag from the library, it has a barcode tag on it, so when you drop it off at BottleDrop, the funds go to the Friends.
  2. Sign up for your own BottleDrop account:  When you have turned in your bag(s), go online, open up your account and go to the link Donate From Your  Balance, under Use Give, click on View Details
  3. Then under Donate to a Nonprofit click on Search Nonprofits and type in Friends of West Slope Library
  4. Click on “Learn more about Friends of West Slope Library”
  5. From there click on the Donate Now button
  6. The next screen shows your account balance and asks for the amount you wish to donate. 

That’s it!  Let us know if you have questions:

Annual Tulip Sale

Every spring for over 20 years, the Friends have sponsored a Tulip Sale at the library!  While the Tulip Sale was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID19, we have high hopes that we will be able to resume the sale in 2021. The beautiful tulips are from the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm and Vineyard located in Woodburn.  The sale is usually either late March or early April.  You can support the tulip sale by buying tulips or volunteering to sell tulips.  (If you are interested in selling tulips, please email us at  Friends members are notified by postcard ahead of time of  the date – another great reason to become a member of the Friends!  

 Book Sale

Our Used Book Sale has been going for more than 20 years and is our biggest fundraiser!   The books, DVDs and CDs we sell are donated to the library by the community.  You will find we have an eclectic mix of current, popular books along with well-loved classics, as well as unusual, rare and sometimes valuable items.  Inventory turns over quickly so look often!  You won’t find a better bargain anywhere plus all proceeds from the sale are used to pay for books, programs and other library needs for West Slope Library.  

Donations of books and other media are gladly accepted and are tax deductible.  We appreciate good quality books of fiction, history, politics, biography, cooking, health, religion, arts, craft, business, travel and many others.