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Become a Friend of the Longview Public Library
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. Please join us!
City of Longview and Cowlitz Partial-County Rural Library District Residents
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. The Friends need YOU!
Friends are encouraged to serve as advocates for the public library and the important services the library provides for the community. Strong leadership is essential for public libraries today as libraries strive to meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve, sometimes in the face of serious opposition by single issue groups who seek to deny others free access to information. The Friends need YOU!
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. The Friends need YOU!
Longview Resident Friends have a special stake in the support of the Longview Public Library; the LPL is a city library which was given to the people of Longview by R.A. Long, the city's founder. Long not only built the library but 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. The Friends need YOU!
For more information about becoming a Friend of the Longview Public Library, please contact Elizabeth Partridge, Library Liason to the Friends, at 360.442.5321, or e-mail. You may also download and fill out the Membership Form and bring it in to the Library.
Special Non-Resident Friends
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. To acknowledge these non-resident patrons, the Library created a Non-resident Friend category. Non-residents may earn a family library card in 2010 by volunteering 22 hours on Friends' projects and providing 10 dozen cookies for Library events each year. Note that there are usually not enough evening events to earn a card; a volunteer should also expect to work some daytime hours.
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 a year's card, but some may earn a card for three or six months. Anyone interested in earning a card should contact Elizabeth Partridge, Library Liaison to the Friends, at 360.442.5321, or e-mail.
Last updated June 13th, 2012