Library: Support the Library
Get Involved: How you can support your library.
The Friends of the Forest Grove Library is made up of individuals, families and businesses who support the Forest Grove Library and its mission. Some members support the Friends simply by paying their annual dues, while others become more involved in the Friends' projects such as the Board, book sales, programs or special events.
The Friends enhance library services by providing materials and equipment beyond city and county funding, and through sponsorship of programs and special events. As advocates, members of the Friends promote awareness and usage of the library's resources and materials.
Membership forms are available at the Circulation Desk in the library, and dues are reasonable. Members receive the Friends' newsletters which provide updates on current issues and events relating to the Friends and the library. We hope you will join us! Please visit our website http://fglibraryfriends.org.
The Forest Grove Library Foundation, established in 2000, raises community awareness of the city library and develops donated resources for special program initiatives, important capital needs, and a permanent endowment fund for the exclusive benefit of the Forest Grove City Library.
The Library Foundation completed a $1 million capital campaign in 2006 for renovation of the older part of the building and is currently fundraising for other library needs. Visit the Library Foundation website at http://www.fglf.org.
The seven-member Library Commission advises City Council on library programs, policies and practices. Two-year appointments are made by City Council in the spring. Interested citizens may fill out an application at any time by clicking here.
Do you love libraries? Want to learn new skills or contribute existing skills to our library? If so, consider joining our volunteer team! Volunteer opportunities include helping to shelve library materials, mend books, organize a collection of local historical materials, and more. You could give well-loved books a new lease on life through our Book Doctor position, help keep a favorite shelf in order as a Circulation Assistant, or organize old photographs and newspaper clippings of Forest Grove history. If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out a Volunteer Application (PDF) and return it to the library (attention Kari Middleton). You may be asked to come in for an interview.
The Library will accept the following items in good condition:
- CDs and books on CD
- College textbooks (used within the last 10 years
The Library is unable to accept the following items:
- Items in poor physical condition (torn, dirty, moldy, etc.)
- Condensed Books
- VHS tapes
- Computer Software
- Photographs or Maps
Please box your donations before bringing them in to the Library. Donations can be brought to the Circulation desk and a receipt will be provided. The Library reserves the right to use donations in whatever manner it deems appropriate. Materials may be placed in the collection, sold, or recycled.
Thank you for thinking of the Forest Grove City Library!