Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library groups are composed of volunteers and are independent non-profits formed to support local libraries. San Diego County Library enjoys active Friends groups at almost every branch and their support allows the library to provide enhanced levels of service, programming and collections to better serve the public. Friends groups advocate for libraries as the positive voice spreading the word of library services in the community and with local government and business entities.

They provide financial support to the library with funds earned at their bookstores, collection of membership dues, by accepting donations, fund raising, grant writing, or online sales. All proceeds go directly to support the library’s community initiatives with the purchase of physical and digital materials, buying equipment, computers or furniture and to sponsor library programs.

The local branch chapters of the Friends of the Library are supported by the County wide umbrella organization, Library Friends of San Diego County (LFSDC) which coordinates activities and shares best practices that benefit all groups. This organization also coordinates shared resources from the individual organizations to provide support for system wide County Library initiatives.

If you would like to be an advocate for libraries and literacy in your community, join your local Friends of the Library. To do so, please visit your local group's website below or contact your local library branch for information.

* = Friends of the Library bookstores can be found at these library branch locations.

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