What is a “Friend”?The Bellevue Friends of the Library (BFOL) are interested citizens who organize to volunteer their time and efforts on behalf of the Bellevue Library, arranging programs and activities of interest to the community and money raised by BFOL provides direct financial assistance for enrichment of library services.
What are the benefits of becoming a member of BFOL?
How does the BFOL operate?The Friends Board is elected from the membership and meets once a month. Officers are voted upon by members of the BFOL. Some members volunteer to chair special events, coordinate committees, assist with activities and volunteer in the Friends bookstore.
How is BFOL Funded?The Friends are funded by memberships, donations, memorial gifts, book sale events and sales from the Corner Book Shop.
Are you a non-profit charity?The Friends of the Library are a nonprofit, educational organization 501(c)(3) so donations made beyond your membership dues are a charitable contribution and are tax-deductible.
How can I donate money?
How is the money I donate used?100% of your BFOL membership dues support KCLS libraries and programs including
Why do I have to become a member of BFOL to volunteer?The Corner Book Shop is run by the BFOL group, and is staffed only by members of the BFOL. Therefore, you must first be a member of BFOL in order to volunteer. An example would be: You must be a member of the Girl Scouts to sell Girl Scout cookies.
How much time do you require from volunteers?We request our volunteers work 2 shifts per month. This is flexible if vacations, illnesses or other reasons for time off become necessary.
Corner Book Shop
Why did you remodel the shop?We worked closely with the Library to achieve
Where are the… (magazines, sale books etc)For safety reasons, we have been asked to keep all of our merchandise in the Corner Book Shop. This meant eliminating hallway bookshelves, including the magazine cart.
How can I provide feedback about the Corner Book Shop?You can:
“A book is not completed till it's read.”
- Salman Rushdie