Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library and Hal Holmes Center
We are an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing our City library and community center.
The Friends Group
Maintains an association of persons interested in libraries and the arts
Raises funds for equipment and other needs of the Library and Hal Holmes Center
Sponsors culturally enriching community programs
Generates support for the Library and Hal Holmes Center
Please join us. The Friends monthly meeting is on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except July) at 4 p.m. in Hal Holmes. Meetings open to all.
Book Barn Used Book Sale
The Book Barn houses a collection of used books, CDs, DVDs, and jigsaw puzzles for sale, donated by community members and the Library. The sale is located in the Hal Holmes basement and is open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. This sale is the Friends' primary fundraising source to support its mission.
The Friends also have two major book sales upstairs in the Hal Holmes Auditorium each year.
Book Club Tea
Each April the Friends sponsor a book club tea social with a speaker, fine desserts, and teas. The event is held the third Monday in April at the Hal Holmes Community Center from 7-9 p.m. This free event is open to all. Book Club reading lists
We are currently taking donations. We accept books, DVDs, and CDs that are current and clean, as well as puzzles. We do not accept VHS, textbooks, condensed books, or encyclopedias. To schedule dropping off large donations (1 box or more) please call 509-962-7252.