Friends of the Library


Call For Artists

Friends of the Anacortes Library Art Committee is Calling for Artists for an exhibit in the Community Room of the Anacortes Public Library.  Artists residing in the 98221 zip code may submit digital photos of their two dimensional art for consideration by December 5, 2019. 

The exhibit will be January through March, 2020. An Artists’ Reception will be in the Community Room on Sunday, January 4, 2020, from 1:00-2:30pm. The public will be invited to meet the artists and to view their work.

Fill out the application and send to

Holiday Book Sale 

Friends of the Anacortes Public Library will hold a book sale on Dec 7 from 11 am to 3 pm in the Community Room at the Library“Pay from the heart” for an assortment of gift books. Many books will be half off; others at the always low FriendShop price. All proceeds go toward purchasing books and periodicals for the library’s collection and supporting the many special programs for children, teens and adults.  

Friends Website

The FriendShop has an amazing website of their own (which you can visit here). 

Here are some of the things you can find:

Check out the Friends of the Library website!  Click Here!

About the Friends


New Board of Directors of the Friends of the Anacortes Library;

Kandy Dubugue, Patrick Gallagher, Linda Falken, Hal Rooks, Susan Rooks, Kay O'Connell, Megan Taylor; Tress Connolly not present.

The Friends of the Library has been in service to the Anacortes Library since 1969. The FriendShop bookstore offers gently used books, CDs and movies for sale, at modest prices. Located in the foyer of the Library, the FriendShop sells donated items with all the proceeds earmarked for the purchase of books, children's programs, and other library related items.

The store is staffed by volunteers.  You are invited to come and browse.  Please call Barbara King, Interim Manager for the Friendshop, at 360-293-4930 for more information.

Friendshop Hours

Monday through Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Sunday