The goals of the Friends of South Whatcom Library are twofold, to raise awareness and to provide support for the library, both in terms of volunteer hours and funds to support non-library budgeted items/ activities/events. The following activities help to support the fund raising side of our goals.

In-Library Book Sale: Visit the Book Sale Cart inside the library! A colored dot system is used to price the books $1 and up. Other books start at 25 cents, price listed on those books.  Drop the amount into the Honor Box at the Book Sale cart. The Friends of the South Whatcom Library use these book sale proceeds for funding your South Whatcom Library. Thank you for participating in the Book Sale!

Fred Meyer Rewards: With the Fred Meyer Rewards Program you can raise funds for the Friends of the South Whatcom Library. Go to your online Fred Meyer account to link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to “Friends of the South Whatcom Library” for 0.5 % donations from your purchase price to the Friends, at NO cost to you! Thank you!

For additional instructions, click here. You can raise funds for the Friends of the South Whatcom Library through your purchases at   Register on, select Friends of the South Whatcom Library to make donations from purchases made at your favorite online retailers. iGive membership is FREE!  The amount iGive donates to the Friends is based on your purchase, and there is NO cost to you!  Thank you!

Please note that you must access the iGive website and shop at your favorite stores through the iGive store links in order to have your purchases credited under the iGive rewards program.

Volunteering: Volunteers are the heart of the Friends of South Whatcom Library and there are so many ways to serve from volunteering to help out with a single activity to serving as a board member (or any of the other ways noted on the membership form). If you would like to volunteer, please get hold of us via our contact page.

Annual Membership Dues: see additional information on our membership page.

Charitable Donations: Every dollar received goes to support the ongoing work of the Friends of South Whatcom Library in support of our beautiful library.