Quick Ordering Information:
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT BRICK ORDER FORM (CLICK HERE)
Send order(s) with your $50/brick donation to: FOIL, Box 204, Lummi Island, WA 98262 or drop them off in the FOIL donation jar at the Library. To be a part of the construction fund, orders must be received by June 30, 2013.
To help raise the final amount needed for our Island Library renovation project, Friends of Island Library (FOIL) are taking orders for engraved bricks to be built into a wall in the new planned reading garden. Each brick can be engraved with a name, quote, or any other message you would like preserved for posterity. Continue reading
Friends of Island Library (FOIL) are very pleased to request bids from General Contractors for the Island Library Renovation and Addition.
Bids are due by April 11, 2013. Bid packages are available at Threshold Documents, 810 State Street, Bellingham, 647-7565. Continue reading
When a new children’s library was built in Troy, MI, in 1971, many well known authors sent letters of congratulations and their thoughts about the meaning of libraries. Here’s what Isaac Asimov had to say: Continue reading
Here is the proposed floor plan for the Island Library expansion. There will be some small changes as the plans are developed further, but hopefully this will give you an idea of what the new space will be like. Note that the partial second story of the Library will be removed and the front part of the building will be extended out toward the road.
Our library is a well-loved and critically needed institution in our community, BUT:
Our library is very special to young and old alike and is a cornerstone of our Island community.
The building has served us well for many years. But now our library is in desperate need of updating.
FOIL and the library staff are committed to providing a vibrant library where people want to be with the space and resources to empower 21st century learning. To continue doing that, our planned renovation will provide:
- Reconfigured space to reflect new and broader purposes
- A “living room” like reading space for patrons
- A gathering space for services, education, and collaboration
- A place for teens to gather and share
- Providing access to relevant, interesting information through traditional library materials and modern technology
- A cultural community facility that reflects the Island’s heart and soul.
FOIL is devoted to continuing to offer all Island residents access to a library that anticipates and responds to community needs – from technology, college prep, helping children and adults learn new critical skills, while promoting the joy of reading. Community needs drive our services and we take a personal interest in insuring they are delivered in a welcoming, convenient manner.
This is an ambitious project. Fundraising has begun in earnest. The remodeling costs are estimated to be $200,000. We believe the result will be well worth it.
BUT the improvement of our library cannot happen without overall Island support. And it cannot happen without generous donations.
F.O.I.L. (Friends of Island Library) needs your financial support to increase the size of the building and remodel the interior to meet our present and future needs.
Please join the dream –“stretch a bit” in your donation – a good library makes for a vibrant community. All donations to FOIL are tax-deductible.
Thank you for helping to strengthen our Island community.
Friends of Island Library