Friends of the Library
EIN: 91-1219441 UBI: 601590865
The Friends of the Jefferson County Library is a non-profit organization that funds programs and purchases items that the library could not otherwise afford. The Friends hold fundraising events and book sales throughout the year. Visit the Friends website (https://friendsjcl.org) to learn more and join us.
The library relies on its volunteers to provide support and assistance to enhance service to our patrons. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks. We make every effort to match your skills with existing volunteer opportunities. Some current volunteer jobs include shelf reading, mending books, and sorting and straightening the magazine collection. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out our online application. You can also download our printable application form.
To make an online donation using a credit card, click on the button at the top of this page. Your gift to the Jefferson County Library will help support and enhance library programs and services. Donations in any amount are welcome and are essential to sustain and strengthen the library.
If you prefer to send your donation directly, please make checks payable to the Jefferson County Library and send them to:
Jefferson County Library
Attn: Tamara Meredith, Director
620 Cedar Avenue
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
If you wish to make a gift of cash, appreciated securities, real estate, have questions about planned giving or related development questions, please contact our Director of Development, Mark Paxton, or our Library Director, Tamara Meredith at 360-385-6544.
In addition, the library can be named as a charitable beneficiary in your will. Such a bequest creates a meaningful legacy of learning and opportunity for future generations. Please consider the Jefferson County Library when planning your estate.
Donating Items to the Library
The Friends of the Jefferson County Library accepts donations in a book drop located near the Bookmobile garage next to the storage container. Please do not put donated books in the regular book drops. We appreciate your donations! Revenue from the sale of donated materials is used to support our library.
- Magazines less than 6 months old
We do not accept:
- Cassette Tapes
- Magazines older than 6 months (including National Geographic)
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- Broken or damaged items
- Items missing parts
- Non-book or media items (e.g., toys, calendars, cards)
- Personally recorded audio or video items
What happens to materials donated to the Jefferson County Library?
Library staff members evaluate all donations to see if the items can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection may be sold at Friends of the Library book sales. The library disposes of any unacceptable items.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Donors are given a receipt upon request. However, we are unable to appraise donated materials.