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.

Upcoming Programs/Events

    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.

FOIL Board of Directors – we need you!

FOIL includes everyone on the island who has a library card – you are all Friends of the Island Library! We need people on the FOIL Board who can go the extra mile as Friends to meet once a month to decide on maintenance and improvements to the physical facility and to arrange and organize ongoing library and community educational and enriching events. If you are interested in helping, please come to our monthly meeting at 7 pm the second Monday of any month in the Hansen Community Room, or call Joan Keiper at 758-7735 for more information