Friends of the Bend Libraries
We incorporated as a non-profit in 1980, believing then, as we do now, that a strong library is a cultural and economic asset to the entire Bend community. The FOBL is an all-volunteer organization, with 100% of our project funding used to improve the literacy and library services offered to the people of Bend.
We contributed to the construction of the Downtown Branch (built in 1999) and provided funding for the East Branch (opened in 2011), along with assisting in the passage of the bond measure which created the DPL District. To raise these donations, our volunteers hold quarterly book sales, operate a small gift/used bookstore (called The Friendshop), and encourage support through yearly memberships.
Do you have questions or suggestions for us? Please contact us at 541-617-7047 (leave a message) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that each e-Book copy costs the Library, just like a print version (an average of $25 per copy)? Most publishers now allow public libraries to make these purchases, but some still pose restrictions (such as, the library may only "lend" a copy out so many times).
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