Coos Volunteer Portal Part 1  


Welcome to
Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library
Info Page

Website: Friends of the Coos Bay Library

The Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library Statement of Purpose is:

To create an awareness of the library and its functions, promote knowledge of its needs, develop public support for increased library service and foster a public relations program.


Why Become a Friend?

Your benefits will include:

  • The sense of fulfillment that comes with supporting an important and vital community institution

  • Friendship with a group of like-minded individuals

  • Early members-only admittance into the Friends' used book sales held nine times yearly

  • Receipt of Update, the Friend's newsletter, listing Friends' and library events and activities

You can make a difference!

The Friends are proud to support the Coos Bay Public Library:

525 Anderson Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

Who are the Friends?

Started in 1976, the Friends is a non-profit group of volunteers who commit time and energy to:

  • Encourage interest in library functions, resources, services and needs
  • Strive to extend and improve all library services and resources, especially children's programs
  • Provide funds, through successful used book sales, for materials and projects not covered by the library budget

The Friends believe that a strong library is essential to a strong community. To support this belief, the Friends promote reading, literacy and use of the library as a valuable community resource.

An Invitation . . .

Please join us in supporting the Coos Bay Public Library.  Membership is an exciting and fulfilling way to assist your library.

Donations to the Friends are tax-deductible, and help provide special programs and stronger library collections.

Over the years, the Friends have made significant gifts that help ensure the stability of library services, including:

  • Children's summer reading and other youth programs
  • Monthly "Author's Night" events
  • "Friday Foreign Films" series
  • "Armchair Adventures" film series
  • Creation of audio book collections on CD and MP3
  • Purchase of express self-check-out equipment
  • Funding of computers for public use

More info is available at: Friends_of_the_Coos_Bay_Public_Library




Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library Membership Information

Membership level:

$5 Individual

$8 Family

$15 Organization/Business

$50 Life: Individual

$75 Life: Family


You may stop by the Coos Bay Public Library to join in person, or send the following information:


Date, Name, Address, Phone Numbers, Email, Membership preference and  your check (see above, payable to Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library),




Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library

525 Anderson

Coos Bay, OR 97420


Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering:


Book Sales, in the Library, other Friends' a activities


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The Friends group holds used book sales during the year as their major fundraising effort for  the library.

The Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library hosts book sales the first weekend of the month. Members only opening at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

Regular sale hours:
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon-4:00 p.m.

January - NO SALE
February 2 & 3
March 1 & 2
April 5 & 6

How to Volunteer:  Friends Membership Website

Volunteer and you, too, can play at the monthly book sales!



We invite local business to support CoosBayNorthBend or any of the organizations listed here. 

If you see a business posted here they are truly supporters of the community.  Please patronize them.  



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