Book Sale Volunteer Application

Calling all volunteers! Our Fall Used Book Sale is happening Oct. 21-24 at the Lloyd DoubleTree, and we need help from start to finish. Check out all the fun volunteer roles and shifts available and apply today!

Friends Funding Supports the Library's New Logo

Multnomah County Library has a new logo!

New Membership Rates

Beginning July 1, 2016, Friends of the Library membership rates will be restored to just below what they were in 2011. 

Donate Books Today!

Please consider supporting Friends of the Library by donating books today!

Pageturners Field Trip

An article, written by Shannon Long, about the Sellwood‐Moreland Pageturner book group’s recent visit to the John Wilson Special Collections located in the Central Library.

Preparing For A Book Sale

An article written by Shoshonna Roberts about all the work that goes in to making our used book sales happen. 

Everybody Reads 2015

This year's Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads is The Residue Years by Mitchell S. Jackson.

Woodstock Pageturner Book Review

Last year, the Woodstock Pageturner group read The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. Read the review written by Judy Irwin, a Pageturner member for over 10 years!

A Bevy of Book Reviews, Part 3

Searching for your next novel? Check out these book reviews written by Friends volunteers and board members. 

Belmont Pageturners Book Group

Have you been wanting to join a book group? Here are some great reasons why the Pageturners are the best book group in town! 

The Hillsdale Classics Pageturner Group

Recently, the Hillsdale Classics Pageturner group read and discussed The Oresteia, by Aeschylus. Here is a summery of the novel provided by the group. 

A Bevy of Book Reviews, Part 2

Our board members and store volunteers are a wide-read bunch of book lovers. Here are some reviews of titles they’re passionate about and have found in the store.

A Bevy of Book Reviews, Part 1

Our store volunteers are a wide-read bunch of book lovers! Here are some reviews of titles they’re passionate about!

Tales from the Online Book Store, Part 1

The Friends Online Book Store is a trove of “tantalizing and beautiful titles from first edition signed copies to out-of-print treasures.” Sometimes the books we get in have their own stories to tell- aside from the ones printed on its pages!

Friends Book Sorting Room

Many fun, and sometimes unexpected, items are found mixed in with book donations. The latest find is sure to have you double checking your donation boxes! 

1972-2012: 40 Years of Advocacy

A history of the organization. 

A Long Love Affair

For 40 years, the Friends have actively supported the Multnomah County Library. 

Annual Meeting Welcomes New & Old Friends written by Brandon Sanford

An Annual Meeting outside the norm: after hearing FOL President Craig Cedros and Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke speak, the Friends members got to speak their minds.

Trish Bowcock – Filmmaker and Library Lover

When the Friends planned our “Library Lovers Unite!” event to kick off the campaign for the May Library Levy, we hoped to record it, but none of us had the skills to do so, or to edit the results into something visually dynamic.  Fortunately, we all have friends. 

Give a Gift Membership or Donation

Support your library this holiday season by giving a Friends of the Mulnomah County library gift membership or making a gift donation.

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