Welcome to the Friends of the Hood River County Library District

We would like let everyone know that there will be no Friends meeting until further notice because of the restrictions due to the Coronavirus. We are looking forward to the day our library opens once again. 

No meetings in July, August or December. The Friends meet at noon, downstairs in the Gaulke Meeting Room at the Hood River Library, usually on the second Tuesday of the month.

The Friends of the Library donations are vital to supporting the operations of the Hood River County Library District. Become a member or volunteer!

Friends of the Library Officers 2020-21
  • Nadine Klebba and Pat Schmuck, Co-Presidents
  • Erma Hickman, Secretary
  • Bette Lou Yenne, Treasurer

2018-19 Donations

In 2018-19, the Friends of the Hood River County Library and

their donors gave over $14,588 to support these great projects:

$8,000 to support the Summer Reading Program

$1,950 for new audiobooks

$3,000 to the Odell Library Express bus program.

$1,638 for Wi-fi hotspots and tablets for Makerspace programs.

The Friends of the Library and other individuals also gave over 1,643 volunteer hours to the library doing everything from processing new materials to shelving to helping staff manage the collections. They go through literally thousands of book and other donations to put into the library collections, sell to raise funds, or distribute to helps items find new homes.