Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library and Hal Holmes Center

people sitting around tables in the 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 (except July) at 4:00 pm in Hal Holmes.  Meetings 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 

The Book Barn- REOPENED!!
Book Barn NOW open twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10:30am-1:30pm.

BIG book sale will be Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the Hal Holmes Auditorium 9am-3pm. 

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.

2021 Book Barn Dates
TBA. 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.

three people dressed in rock and roll costumes