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
$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
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