FOIL’s Used Book Sale will be open daily from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM during July. The book sale will be open until Labor Day weekend. We continue to accept books for the sale. Put them by the barn’s double doors.
Summer Reading Program – is a great tradition at all Whatcom County and Bellingham Public Libraries! Early readers, kids, teens and adults can take part any time from June 1 to August 31. Still time left to pick up a Summer Reading bingo card at the library , fill in the blocks and win a prize. Everyone can participate!
Island Story Time – A 30 minute open program that includes stories, rhymes, and songs with opportunities for movement and interactive participation. For ages 2-6. Meets the first Saturday of the month. Upcoming: Sat., Aug 3 and Sept 7. , 10:30-11:00 AM.
DIY Pop Can Wreaths – Join local artist Karen Weber and learn to make beautiful wreaths out of old soda cans! All materials provided. Sat. Sept. 14th 1:00 – 4:00 PM.
Programs Sponsored by FOIL
Mongolia – Stories From the Peace Corp – Brooke Pederson, new Manager of the Island Library, will share stories and pictures of her experience living and working in Mongolia with the Peace Corps in 2005-2007. Sat. Aug. 31st, 7:00 – 8:00 PM.
Modern Slavery – Understanding Human Trafficking in the 21st Century – In this illuminating talk, Robert Beiser, the executive director of Seattle Against Slavery, examines how human trafficking affects individuals across gender, race, and class lines. Participants will learn the history of commercial exploitation in the United States, its modern-day effects, and how we can keep Washington communities safe from this hidden, dangerous crime. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program. Sat., Sept. 21st, 7:30 – 8:30 PM.
The Friends of Island Library( FOIL) is a local non-profit that supports the Island Library through fundraising and promoting the purposes and activities of the Island Library and its community.
Board meets the second Monday of the month. Upcoming board meetings are on Monday, Aug 12 and Sept 9th at 7:00 PM. Board meetings are open to all.