Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library and Hal Holmes Center


About us

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 the 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 at 4:00 pm in Hal Holmes.  The meetings are open to all.


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, 7-9 pm.
This free event is open to all.  
2020 tea will be April 20th. CANCELLED

This is what some of the other Book Clubs in town are reading 

Twice a month, on Saturdays from 1:15-4:00, the Friends hold a book sale in the basement of the Hal Holmes center.

Twice a year, the 1st Saturday of May and the third Saturday of October, bigger Biannual sales are held in the Hal Holmes Auditorium 9am-3pm. CANCELLED

We are currently taking donations in a limited basis and by appointment only. We accept books, DVD's, AND CD's that are current and clean as well as puzzles. No textbooks, condensed books, or encyclopedias. To schedule dropping off large donations (1 box or more) please call (509) 962-7252.

2020 Book Barn Dates
Our Book Barn is currently closed but we are having small sales in the library twice a month. Please check our FaceBook page for upcoming sales!


More information

Interested in joining the Friends or looking for more information.  Click below for our brochure. 
Friends Of the Library Brochure

Send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.

2018 Book Club Tea (1)

Did you know that the Friends completely fund all youth and adult library programs? Here are a few members helping at the Summer Reading Kick-Off party.

FOL Rock