Who we are
The mission of the Friends of the Monroe Library is to support and promote public awareness of library services, the facility, and the library staff in positive ways.
Our goal is to inspire and motivate our community to recognize and use the library system to promote literacy, education, cultural and intellectual interaction, and for the creative exchange of ideas.
We strive to complement Sno-Isle Libraries in a partnership that directly enriches the local community and all of its members.
What we do
The Friends of the Monroe Library is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization providing essential support to your local library.
Friends' funding enhances library services. Examples include:
- Summer reading support for all ages
- Puzzles and toys for the children's area
- Programs for all ages
- Participation in community activities and organizations
Funding comes from:
- Membership dues
- Ongoing and annual book sales
- Monetary gifts
- Community egg hunt
- Spring book sale
You can never have too many books...or too many Friends! Need an excuse to spend a little more time at the Monroe Library? Looking for some bookworm-types to chat and hang out with? Thinking about how to add some experience to your resume? Interested in making a difference in your community?
The Friends of Monroe Library needs you. We are looking for fun and friendly bookworm types who know the value of a thriving public library. Believe it or not, this is one volunteering position where you can help out as much or as little as you like and still see the effect your efforts make on in community.
Please contact a Monroe Librarian at the Monroe Library or Angie Hocking, President of the Friends of Monroe Library, for more information.
When we meet
Friends of the Monroe Library meet the third Tuesday of the month in January, March, May, September and November at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Library.
How to join
Membership brochures are available at Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA. Annual dues are:
- $5 Single)
- $15 (Family)
- $25 (Book Reseller/Business)
How to donate
A Gift that Continues to Grow brochure describe options for donating. Brochures are available at the Monroe Library or by mail. Please contact the managing librarian, Philip Spirito.
The Friends accept donated books in good condition for the ongoing book sale. Unfortunately we cannot accept Reader's Digest Condensed Books, magazines, encyclopedia sets, or textbooks. Book donations may be made at the library during business hours.
Donations to the Friends of the Monroe Library are tax-deductible. A gift to the Friends is a gift to the community.