Friends of the Birch Bay Library



Friends of Birch Bay Library is a volunteer group dedicated to bringing a full-service library to the Birch Bay community.

Initially, we will raise funds to build a library as part of the Whatcom County Library System.

Once completed, we will provide funding to support library programs that encourage lifelong learning, stimulate creativity, and strengthen community.

4550 Birch Bay Lynden Road, #1182. Blaine, WA 98230


  • Board of Directors
    • President: Dianne Marrs-Smith
    • Vice-President: Keith Alesse
    • Treasurer: Sharman Burnam
    • Secretary: Brian Bell
  • Communications Committee
    • Brian Bell
    • Ruth Higgins
    • Connie Beach
  • Fundraising
    • Holly Witte
  • Directors At Large
    • Doralee Booth
    • Harieklia Bryant
    • Jim Cheatle
    • Sylvia Willis
House at site of Birch Bay Library
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  • Events – Di Marrs-Smith
    Staff events; run the information table, cook, set up and take down canopy, tables and chairs, run craft or game tables.
  • Merchandise – Di Marrs-Smith
    Research and identify items for fundraising through sales.
    Calendar Sharman Burnam Identify themes, gather photos, and assist in producing a final calendar.
  • Membership – Ruth Higgins
    Welcome newcomers and identify potential members.
  • Book Sales – Harieklia Bryant
    Collect, sort, price, stock, and staff book sales.
  • Communications – Brian, Connie
    Publishing social media posts, website information,
    FOBBL Flyer newsletter, special flyers & other media
Birch Bay Book and Bake Sale with three women sitting at table
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