Who We Are We are an organization of dedicated local citizens who support the programs and services of Woodland Community Library through fundraising, promotion, and volunteering. We operate under the umbrella of Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Funds raised by the Friends provide for items and services not within the library’s regular budget, such as refreshments for public events, special performers, equipment or furniture, and now, a new library building!
- To strengthen Woodland Community Library’s value to the greater Woodland area
- To secure funding for projects and services beyond the library’s operating budget
- To inspire community interest and involvement in the library
Why We’re Working for a New Library Our current library building is historical and charming–it was 100 years old in 2009, and the city has allowed us to use it since 1927!–but at less than 2400 square feet on two floors, with no elevator, and iffy wiring, plumbing, flooring, heating and cooling, it doesn’t meet our community’s needs. It’s time for a more spacious, comfortable, and up-to-date library for our growing town.
Join Us! Libraries need Friends and we’re always eager to welcome more. We invite you to join us. Dues are just $5 per year, and you can be as active in the organization as your schedule allows. Come share the fun, the benefits, and the vision! Join us.
You’re Invited Come join us at our regular meeting on the second Thursday of each month, at 1:30pm, Woodland Community Center, 770 Park Street, 98674. We look forward to seeing you.
Fundraising Our primary method of fundraising is used book sales. We gather books all year in the donation barrel just inside the entrance to the library. We can also arrange to receive or pick up book donations too large for the barrel. (Note: No encyclopedias, magazines, or computer textbooks, please.) To make special arrangements, just call our book sales leader Sharon Watt at 360-225-2294.
We also hold special FUNdraising events throughout the year, so watch for those to be announced on this website.
Donations We’re also happy to receive in-kind donations or dollars. For dollar donations, click on DONATE at the top of this page and follow the link provided. For in-kind donations, please contact the president of Woodland Friends, Shirley Clukey at 619-368-2715.
Volunteering We can always use more helping hands. If you want to be part of a worthwhile, lasting legacy, we want to work with you! Email us at email@example.com or call 619-368-2715 for information.