San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.

Lopez Island Family Resource center

Director: Barbara Gurley

Physical Address: 160 Village Road, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Mailing Address: PO Box 732, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Phone: 360-468-4117



Organization Mission Statement: The mission of the LIFRC is to support and enhance the security, well-being, and educational and life success of children, families and individuals on Lopez Island.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Medicaid eligible residents of San Juan County.

Services for Adults: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care Enrollment Assistance), Social Emotional Supports (Mental Health Supports), Learning Opportunities (Small Business Workshops, Small Business Peer Mentoring, Adult Workshops).

Services for Families: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care Enrollment, Assistance), Social Emotional Supports (Parent-Tots Group, Home Visiting with Families with Children ages 0-5, Mental Health Supports), Learning Opportunities (Youth Summer Workshops, Small Business Workshops, Small Business Peer Mentoring, Adult Workshops), Youth Development (Youth Mentors, After School Programs).

Services for Youth/Teen: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care enrollment assistance), Social Emotional Supports (mental health supports), Learning Opportunities (Youth summer workshops), Youth Development (Youth Mentors, After School Programs).

Volunteer Opportunities: Adult mentors for youth, food bank assistance, youth and adult workshop volunteers, general organization volunteers

Charitable donations accepted? Yes in 2 ways: Through PayPal or mail checks to LIFRC mailing address.




San Juan Island Library

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San Juan Island Library

The San Juan Island Library provides community access to diverse and relevant collections, information resources, and services in support of individual educational, occupational, and recreational interests. The Library offers a welcoming place for community connection and promotes exploration of the joys of reading and of learning, while encouraging the discovery of life’s possibilities.

Director: Laurie Orton,

Mailing Address: 1010 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250

Phone: 360-378-2798


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Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Free membership to anyone living, working, or owning property on San Juan Island; also, free membership is offered to library cardholders on Lopez and Orcas Island; also, affordable visitor and annual memberships are available. All ages are welcome, and anyone can use our wifi and facilities for free. Seniors, spanish speakers, teens. We offer English Language classes, storytimes, events and and technology classes.

Volunteer Needs: Over 100 active volunteers help in a variety of ways from returning items to Library shelves, tutoring English as a second language, assisting library users with technology, preparing library materials to circulate to the public, organizing and hanging art shows, and helping with children’s and adult programs.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes. Contributions to the Library are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. New titles by popular authors may be added to the library while older books may be donated to the Friends of the Library, a 501 (c) 3 organization that supports the public library.

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