Friends of the Orcas Island Library is a nonprofit supporting our library through fundraising, events, and community resources.

Our library grant supports

Children in a parade, holding a sign that reads, "Orcas Island Summer Reading Program"

Summer Reading Program

A librarian sitting on a chair, next to a telescope, reading a book to a group of children.

Activities like Chess Club and Book Clubs

A child on the lawn of the Orcas Library, dressed in a Halloween costume and holding a book that is titled, "Trucks"

Trick or Treating for Books

A child wearing a tie dye shirt, uses various paints at an activity booth at the Orcas Library.

In-person Programs

By the numbers

FOIL Grant gifted to the Orcas Library in 2023


Total in grants


People attended FOIL-funded speaker and musician events


Kids participated in Summer Reading Program activities

"Funds from Friends enable us to say 'yes' more often to a broader range of books."

  R. Ariston, Adult Services Librarian

Become a Member

Join Friends of the Orcas Island Library (FOIL) and become an Orcas Library superfan! You'll have voting rights at our Annual Members Meeting. Plus, you'll be a part of a fun group that's all about the library and support for our community. 

We have membership options for individuals, families, and businesses. Dues are tax-deductible.

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Already a member?

Renew here! Memberships follow the fiscal year, from Oct 1st to September 30th.


Board Members

Laura Hanks - President

Sandi Parker - Vice President

Mary Pugh - Treasurer

Michael Armenia - Secretary

Lynn Carter

Robert Demarest

Kathy Morris

Madeline Sheplor


We accept

To donate

...a handful...Drop off at the library front desk. 

...a lot...Drop off at the FOIL office, in the back of the library. Follow the parking lot all the way to the back, and the Friends door is furthest down, in the corner office.

A photo of merchandise on a black background with the "Orcas Island Library" logo. Items include a tote bag, baseball hat, mug, coffee thermos and a bumper sticker that says "I (heart symbol) My Library".

Discover Unique Treasures at the Friends Corner Store

Visit our Friends Corner Store, in the Library lobby. It's the perfect place to find exclusive Orcas Island Library merchandise! Items include:

👜 Canvas Bags - $15

☕ Mugs - $18

🌍 Travel Mugs - $25

🧢 Hats - $25

🚗 Bumper Stickers - FREE

Plus, don't miss out on our used book deals:

📚 Paperbacks - $1

📘 Hardbound Books - $2

🎨 Special "Coffee Table" Books - $5

Remember, every purchase makes a difference! All proceeds directly support the mission and activities of the Friends of the Orcas Island Library. Happy shopping, and thank you for your continued support.