Friends of the Port Townsend Library
The Friends of the Port Townsend Public Library raises money to provide services, programs, and materials for the Library that are beyond the means of the city budget, for the cultural and educational enrichment of the community.The Friends meet the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Center, 1256 Lawrence St.
Support the Friends
A strong and vital Friends organization is living proof of the Port Townsend community's support for its Library.
You can become a Friend of the Library by downloading and filling out the membership form and mailing it with your check,
you can pay by credit card using the options below. Be sure to note that you can use your own credit card rather than PayPal by clicking at the bottom of the Pay Pal form where it says "Don't have a PayPal account?"
Choose your level of membership
Our membership year runs from
Thank you for your donation. Friends of the Port Townsend Library is qualified for tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information about what Friends are all about check out our brochure.
The used book and media sale occurs on the second Saturday in March, June, and October. The Sale is held at the Community Center in uptown Port Townsend.
The Friends of the PT Library appreciate the wonderful donations of books and media from the public. A designated donation box has been placed near the library entrance, by the bike rack, in the front parking lot on Harrison Street.
Your book/media donations are instrumental in funding many of the Port Townsend Library programs offered each year. These programs include, but are not limited to, the annual Community Read, Book Lover’s Café, author events, summer reading for kids and adults, programs for babies and children and much more.
If you have boxes of books to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jody at 385-1528. We can arrange to meet you at the weekly book sorting location or we can pick them up from your home.
The following books cannot be accepted:
- moldy, mildewed or smelly
- underlined, highlighted, or have many dog-eared pages
- dirty, smudged or otherwise “weathered”
- torn, missing pages or have broken spines
- pamphlets or books with stapled or spiral bindings
- encyclopedias, English dictionaries
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- reference books or text books
- “self-help” books that are 10 years old or older
And, finally, we do not accept VHS or audio tapes.
Our donation guidelines may seem daunting, but our goal is to sell as many books/media as we can in order to support library programs. Over the years, we have learned what sells and, with thousands of donations coming in each month, it makes the job of our volunteers easier if there is less waste to process. Thank you so much for your support.
Friends have Privileges
As a Friend of the Library you'll receive:
- Friends of the Library Newsletter.
- Early admission to the Friends' tri-annual book sales - second Saturday in March, June, and October.
- An invitation to the Friends' annual meeting, and gatherings featuring local authors and other speakers.
- A warm spot in your heart by supporting the Library.
|Geralynn Rackowski, President, 385-1206|
|Ellen Dustman, Vice President/Used Book Donation Coordinator||Merilee Clunis, Secretary|
|Cindy Johnson, Treasurer||Linda Martin, Newsletter|
|Fran Post, Membership||Vacant, Public Information|
|Cheryl Bentley, Book Sale Coordinator||Phyllis Marckworth, Member at Large|
|Owen Rowe, Programs Liaison||Kathleen Hawn, Member at Large|