What we do

Friends of the Olympia Library does much more than book sales. We support library programs, activities, and staff. See previous FOL@Work summaries here.

In 2018, we earned funds from:

In 2018, we provided funds for:

– the library & community

  • headphones and USB charging cords
  • framing of Old Carnegie Library drawing
  • staff picnic table
  • chairs and dolly for the meeting room

– children & teens

  • 3 summer reading programs
  • posters, bookmarks, and prizes
  • craft supplies
  • books for Reading Explorers
  • books for Teen Book Club
  • program snacks
  • 6 one-time programs
  • support for ongoing programs

– adults

  • books for Page Turners Book Group (5 copies of selected titles, which are added to library circulation)
  • 14 one-time programs
  • prizes for reading contests
  • craft supplies
  • bookmarks
  • program snacks
  • support for ongoing programs

– library staff

  • refreshments for meetings
  • kitchen supplies

– Friends operations

  • book storage rental
  • book sale supplies
  • postage

Olympia Library Fast Facts 2018

  • 293 Youth Services events, attended by 9,274 kids, teens, and families
  • 138 Adult programs, total attendance = 2,672
  • 62 Outreach events for all ages, reached 7,143 people
  • 826,125 electronic checkouts, including e-books, e-audiobooks, and videos
  • 653,575 physical checkouts, including books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks

Thank you to everyone who supported our work in 2018! Become a member and help support your local library.

Friends of the Olympia Library