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Friends of the Puyallup Public Library

The Puyallup Public Library needs your support and the support of all its friends.  Joining the Friends of the Library means that you have the opportunity to make your library even better!

Annual Cookbook and Christmas Book Sale

Saturday, December 12th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Dog clip artAre you a cookbook collector looking to enlarge your trove or are you just on the lookout for a specific cookbook? Then this sale is for you! The Friends of the Puyallup Public Library's Bookstore will be offering a wide variety of cookbooks as part of our annual sale. There are cookbooks for entertaining, regional and international cookbooks, well-known cookbooks, church and community cookbooks, collectible cookbooks, and many more.

The Friends' Sale will also have a wonderful selection of eye-catching coffee table books, as well as a number of signed books. If you are looking for holiday gift-giving ideas, we may have just what you need!

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Library to be used for educational programs that enrich the children, teens, and adults of the Puyallup community.

Memorial Donations

Is there a loved one you would like to memorialize or honor with a donation in their name to the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library? The name will be recorded in our permanent Memorial Book and a note written to the family informing them of the inclusion. Because we are a nonprofit 501-c-3, we will send you a receipt for tax deduction.

Here's how it works: write a check to the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library. Include a note with:

  • the name of the person being so honored or memorialized
  • the address of the person or family of the person being honored
  • the name and address of the donor, so that we may send our thanks and a tax deductible receipt.
  • Put this information in a sealed envelope and deposit it in the red collection box located in the Friends Bookstore, on the first floor of the Puyallup Public Library.

What a wonderful way to remember someone special in your life!

2015 Membership Fees

Membership fees are a key revenue component in generating dollars to meet our budget commitments. With the New Year comes our appeal to you to renew your annual membership. We currently have 85 members including Board members. The Board’s goal is to grow to 200 members during 2015. As you renew your membership, please tell your friends and neighbors about the importance of their support of the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.

You can click here to print the membership form (pdf) or you may pick up one next time you visit our Library. While there are four membership fee levels, there is an option not listed: Other. “OTHER” may be used as a donation “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” a friend or family member. All such remembrances will be noted in our next newsletter.

Your membership fee is tax deductible as the Friends of the Puyallup Library is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization, tax id# 91-1108282.

We thank you for your continued support.

Reading LadyWhat Do The Friends of the Library Do?
The Friends of the Puyallup Public Library enhance and expand the resources of the Library through memberships and the on-going sale of books in the Friends of the Library Store.  This revenue helps to sponsor special events for children and teens in the Library, including the Summer Reading Program.  The Friends of the Library also host educational and cultural programs for all ages throughout the year. 

The Friends of the Library meet on the third Thursday of the month, at 10:30 AM, in the Library meeting rooms.  You can read the June 2015 Meeting Minutes by clicking here (pdf).

How Can You Join?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library, you can enroll by picking up a membership form in the Library or by clicking here to download a copy (pdf).  Membership rates are as follows:

  • Student Membership                          $3.00
  • Individual Membership                       $10.00
  • Family Membership                           $25.00
  • Club Membership                              $25.00
  • Friends of the Library Patron             $50.00

You can also support the Friends of the Library Store with donations of books, music CDs, DVDs and video tapes.

Attention Boeing employees - did you know that the Friends of the Library is a non-profit group that can receive Boeing Employees Gift Match contributions online?  The Boeing program is designed to support a variety of employee contributions to non-profit groups.  Your contributions are much appreciated.

Special Announcements

The Friends are now writing a quarterly newsletter, highlighting upcoming events, past successes, and our mission and goals.  Click here to read our July 2015 newsletter (pdf).

Libraries are not made; they grow.

                                         - Augustine Birrell

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