Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends? Friends of West Slope Community Library is an Oregon nonprofit association with members and a board of directors. The Friends’ purpose is to increase public interest and participation in the library and to support the library’s collection, activities, and fiscal well-being. The annual membership meeting is held in the spring to elect the Friends board of directors. The board meets quarterly.

What do the Friends do? The Friends help pay for books, programs, and special items for the library, such as furniture or equipment. The library is funded through Washington County property taxes. When regular county funding is restricted, money raised by the Friends is used to help narrow the funding gap with increased support of library purchases, such as books. The Friends also publishes a newsletter twice a year.

How are the Friends funded? Funding for the Friends comes from memberships, donations, bequests, and events such as the Friends’ in-house book sale and annual tulip sale.

How do I join or renew Friends membership?
You can become a member anytime by giving a cash donation. You may also become a member by volunteering or by in-kind donations. Visit to join and/or donate.

Contact the Friends by mail:
3678 SW 78th Ave
Portland, OR 97225