Friends of the Ellensburg Public Library and Hal Holmes Center

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About us

We are an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing our city library and community center.   

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.     
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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.

More information

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

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The Book Barn

The Friends hold a bi-monthly book sale in the basement of Hal Holmes Center on Saturdays from 1:15-4pm.


Annual Spring and Fall Sales are held upstairs in the Hal Holmes Center. A selection of novels, nonfiction, CD's and DVD's are for sale.


Donations of books, DVD's and CD's may be brought to the library Circulation desk. Please make sure the items are current and clean. No textbooks, condensed books, or encyclopedias 
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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

2018 Book Barn Dates

Saturdays 1:15  -  4pm 
November 3 & 17
December 1 & 15
2019 Book Barn Dates
January 12 & 26
February 2 & 16
March 2 & 16
April 6 & 20
Annual Spring Book Sale in Hal Holmes
May 4, 2019 9am - 3pm