Our current library is too small and too outdated for our needs. We knew that almost 20 years ago when a majority of voters approved a plan for a new library in Olympia. Unfortunately, approval from more than 60 percent of voters was needed, and the plan for a new library was shelved, so to speak.
Since then more people have moved into the Olympia area and our library is now the second-most-crowded in the five-county Timberland Library system. It is the oldest library building in Thurston County.
The Friends of the Olympia Library want to jump-start the process of getting a new library built. You can help by donating to our building fund. While we know we wonâ€™t likely be able to raise the millions needed for a new library, we want to do everything we can.
All of the money in this building fund will go directly to building a new library in Olympia.
You can donate to the building fund online:
Prefer to send a check? Please add “Olympia Library Building Fund” in the memo line:
Friends of the Olympia Library
313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501