Friends of the Tualatin Public Library is a member-supported nonprofit organization that advocates, fundraises, and provides support for the Tualatin Library.

Since our founding, the Friends have donated more than $200,000 to the library.

Our main activity is selling quality used books to raise funds for library programs. We hold semi-annual book sales and offer books for sale inside the library whenever the library is open.

With funds raised from donations and the sale of used books, we make possible programming and purchases that would otherwise be outside the library’s budget including the summer reading program, the annual movie license, and programs like the Sunday music around the hearth series.

Our history
The organization was formed in 2004 by a small group of dedicated library volunteers. In 2005 the Friends achieved nonprofit status with the State of Oregon and 501(c)(3) designation with the IRS, ensuring that all donations to the organization are tax-exempt. That year we also invited the community to help us design a logo. When the new Tualatin Library was completed in 2008, it included prime space for our ongoing book sale and a workroom where we sort books and handle administrative tasks.

The Friends’ board meets bimonthly on the 2nd Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Our newsletters are full of information about our activities and events. Be sure to check out some past issues in our newsletter archive.

The Friends of Tualatin Library By-Laws include a statement of purpose and guide us with regard to membership, meetings, our board of directors, and financial matters.

Board of Directors
Our all-volunteer Board of Directors includes:
President: Laura Baker
Vice President: Eleanore Mickus
Secretary: Allison Austin
Treasurer: Steve Lund

At-large Board members:
Rachel Elliot
Shannon Fairley
Linda Kilgore
Gwen Martin
Meg Poehler
Dee Sitko
Molly Skeen

Ex-Officio Board member:
Sarah Jesudason, Public Services Supervisor, Tualatin Public Library

Contact us
To learn more about the Friends, please contact us.