Friends of the Issaquah Library

Community Outreach

The Book Shelf Program's goal is to promote family reading, early literacy, and library participation by distributing appealing, appropriate books and library program information to families at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.  The Book Shelf Program distribute thousands of children’s books to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank families during the year.

Food and Clothing Bank patrons are encouraged to select one book per child per week in order to build a "book shelf" at home.  They are also provided with information about library programs and services.  Books are organized by age group and language to help with selection.  Volunteers converse with people, help them feel comfortable, and encourage browsing.  Surveys and book requests help the program meet the needs and interests of its clients.

Ann Fletcher, Book Shelf Coordinator, orders and organizes the books, as well as trains and schedules volunteers.  An exceptionally dedicated team of volunteers makes the program available alternate weeks of the month throughout the year.

If you are interested in helping with this program or have new or gently used books to donate, please contact Ann Fletcher at 425-392-3571 or 


The Book Shelf Program