News from Lopez Library

Non-profits and grant seekers rejoice! The Lopez Island Library now has a comprehensive fundraising search tool for you.

The library recently subscribed to GrantStation, an online source with up-to-date and in-depth research on all types of grantmakers — federal and state agencies, private foundations, and corporate giving programs — plus step-by-step tutorials about how to write compelling grant requests and manage grant awards.

In the Find-a-Funder database, you will have access to over 6000 foundations and corporate giving programs, religious grantmakers and associations with grantmaking programs. With over 165 areas of interest, and more than 30 types of support to choose from, it’s easy to do focused research in minutes. Each grantmaker is pre-screened, so you know they are actively accepting proposals from organizations and agencies. Each private grantmaker profile is updated at least once a year, so the information is always relevant.

To learn more about the Find-a-Funder database, call the library (468-2265) to schedule one-on-one training sessions or drop by the every Friday computer class at 10 a.m. for a brief introduction.

Home Delivery Services

When you can’t get to the library, we can bring the library to you!

Home Delivery Service is available to patrons of all ages on Lopez Island who have an extended illness or are physically disabled in their ability to get to the library. Patrons with short-term or long-term disabilities are welcome to use the Home Delivery Service. If you are interested please contact Lou Pray 468-2265, or email her at, including your name, address, telephone # or email address.

Audiobooks and Large Print Collection

The library has an extensive collection of audiobooks and large print books every month. Check out our latest additions at this website:

Want one that is not on the list? Let us know! We are always looking for suggestions.

Here is a sampling of the latest audiobooks purchased for the library:

Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett.

The art of Mindful Living, Thich Nhat Hanh.

The Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hanh.

At Knit’s End, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

Bill of Wrongs, Molly Ivins.

Blood and Gold, Anne Rice.

Bringing Peace to a Changing World, Jimmy Carter.

The Collected Bowdrie dramatizations, Louis L’Amour.

Consequences, Penelope Lively.

Einstein: his Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson.

Finding Iris Chang : Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind, Paula Kamen.

Gentlemen of the Road: a Tale of Adventure, Michael Chabon, read by Andre Braugher (great voice!)

Lean mean Thirteen, by Janet Evanovich.

The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, Alex Ross.

To Kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee.

The World Is flat, Thomas L. Friedman.

The library has two magnifying readers available for enlarging print. One is available for checkout for a month at a time. See library staff for assistance in using the Reader.