Board of Directors

We are a group of community volunteers who love our library!

Would you like to become involved and join our board?  Please email us if you or someone you know are interested. 

The FNPL Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Monday of the month, at 1pm in the library’s Young Room. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings.

2019 Board of Directors

Joanna Bailey – Ex Officio

Julie Coyle – Creative Display Coordinator

Becky Dueben – Volunteer Coordinator

Jaclyn Gotch – Co-Treasurer

Lindsey Joy Smith – Secretary, starting June 2019

Julie Tarlyn – Book Sale Chair

Mandy Thompson – Co-Treasurer

Megan Welling – President

Laura Winder – Secretary, through June 2019


The Friends of Neill Public Library organization was established in 1980, with Terence Day serving as its first President. Over the following decades, FNPL membership has significantly grown in number. We have helped with major projects, including the Heritage Addition to Neill Public Library completed in 2004. We continue to assist our library as our Pullman community is experiencing significant growth.



What We Do

Thanks to generous support from members, special gifts, and bequests, the Friends are able to provide funding for many of your favorite library activities and programs for children, teens, and adults.

Collections – FNPL provides funds to purchase new and replacement items for the library, including both physical and electronic items.

Programs – We provide funding for many of your favorite library activities and programs for children, teens, and adults.  Program support includes sponsorship of the popular Summer Reading Program for children, adult computer classes, guest speakers, and much more.

Community Literacy – Our Hospital Literacy Program provides newborns at Pullman Regional Hospital with their first book and library card. FNPL also supports Pullman kindergarten registration day, providing a free book to each child entering school.

Other Projects – FNPL provides the funds for other projects, too.  These items have included purchasing patio furniture, paying for library employees to attend training and conferences, purchasing the computer printing station, and other items not covered by the library’s regular budget.