The Friends of the Longview Public Library is an organization of people who support the Longview Public Library with their ideas, their skills, their time, and their voices! Become a Friend today!
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The Friends are selling cards featuring these historical images from our Longview Room collection. A single card is $2, a set of 10 is $18. A set of 12 Christmas cards is $22. Orders can be placed on GiveButter and picked up in Library Drive-Thru. Cards are 5x7 with a matte finish. Envelope included. Click here for all images.
All Friends members--resident and non-resident-- are committed to providing leadership and support for the Longview Public Library. The Library needs Friends and deeply appreciates all that the Friends contribute to the programs, services and collections of the Library. You can become a member by filling out the membership form and paying $5.00 dues per family each year. Dues are paid in January and are good for the entire calendar year. If you join mid-year, your dues cover through December 31 of that year. NOTE: Dues are waived for 2021.
Residents of the City of Longview and the Cowlitz Partial-County Rural Library District are invited to join the Friends of the Library and participate in the many activities of the Friends which support the Library and its programs.
Support for the Longview Public Library can come in many forms. People may volunteer their time and talents. People may donate money, prizes, and needed special equipment. Friends also serve as advocates for the Library and the services it provides for the community.
Longview Resident Friends have a special stake in the support of the Longview Public Library; LPL is a city library given to the people of Longview by R.A. Long, the city's founder. Mr. Long built the library and also staffed and furnished it during its first year of existence; then he presented it to the City of Longview. The Longview Public Library truly belongs to the residents of Longview.
For more information about becoming a Friend of the Longview Public Library, please contact our Library Liaison to the Friends at 360.442.5323, or e-mail. If you're ready to join, please fill out the Membership Form.
Would you like to support the Friends of the Public Library but don't have the time to commit right now? Consider making a secure one-time or ongoing donation via GiveButter.
The Longview Public Library has many patrons who live outside the city limits of Longview and the Partial-County Rural Library District, but who use and support the library in many ways. Non-resident Friends may earn a family library card by serving 22 volunteer hours, waiving the $100/year non-resident charge.
Friend's cards are earned by mid December of each year and a family card (available to everyone living in the household) is issued for the following year. Most non-resident Friends earn an annual card, but some may earn a card for three or six months. Anyone interested in earning a card should contact the Library Liaison to the Friends, at 360.442.5323, by e-mail, or via the online Membership Form.