About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

The Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library is a 501(c)3 charitable organization registered with the IRS and the State of Washington.  We are staffed entirely by volunteers from the community and have no paid staff.
Our mission is to support the Bainbridge Public Library by working in partnership with the Board of the Bainbridge Public Library and the Library Branch Manager.

The kind of support we provide are library events, services, and programs that are compatible with the Bainbridge Public Library policies and objectives. In addition the Friends promote knowledge of the functions, resources, services, and needs of the library.


The Work We Do

The Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library is a group of volunteers who work together as a team. We are fortunate to have a large book room on the bottom floor of the library where we do our work and hold three book sales each month.  We gather every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1PM to sort, organize by genre, price and shelve books which have been donated to us.  We receive scores of donated books every day.  Other volunteers are responsible for sorting and distributing current magazines which are also donated. These magazines are sold in the upstairs and downstairs lobby of the library. For each of the three monthly book sales, volunteers sign up as cashiers and floor managers.  All of this work is organized and managed by a Board of Directors who meet monthly to review progress and approve expenditures of our income.


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