Mercer Island Guild P.O Box 442, Mercer Island, WA98040 Established as a charitable fund-raising society in 1928, the Mercer Island Guild is best known for its annual phone…More book every spring. The names and addresses for all Island residents and business are collected and reviewed by volunteers in the fall and winter before publication. All proceeds raised from advertising and voluntary contributions for the directory benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital.
Since 1973, Island Books has created a comfortable, homey shopping atmosphere. Large, wooden bookshelves, topped with…More an antique typewriter collection, are filled with every category of books. Old tables and desks display stacks of the latest fiction and nonfiction books. Customers can play a game at the chess table or find a wingback chair to browse through a book.
One third of the book store's 4,000 square feet is devoted to the children's section. Walls of picture books, a large playhouse, toys, games and books for every group of young readers fill this inviting room. A series of children's story hours are offered throughout the year. Island Books hosts author signings and community school fundraising events. The friendly staff is knowledgeable and helpful in book selections. Special orders and free shipping are available.
The Friends of Mercer Island Library is a popular non-profit organization on the Island which seeks to support and…More improve library services at the King County Library System-affiliated branch. Members also volunteer regularly at the library as staff assistants.
The non-profit is well known for their Fall Book Sale and Silent Auction events, from which all proceeds are reinvested in librarian services and library materials and media.