Friends of the Library of Los Altos
and Community

Next Book Sale

November 4 - 6, 2016

Who we are

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that raises funds in support of the Los Altos Library . Our annual contribution of more than $100,000 helps maintain and improve library collections and facilities at both the Main and Woodland branches, and library programs for patrons of all ages.

Please see our history for more background information. Also, look at our achievements, to see the long list of library improvements which we have funded and which help make the Los Altos Library an important community resource.

Our sources of funds

  • Membership dues ($10), which cover only our administrative costs
  • Sales of donated books
  • Cash contributions
  • Operation of the main library cafe

To help us, the library, and the community you can:

  • Join the Friends of the Library
  • Donate books -- to clean house and contribute to a good cause
  • Donate cash
  • Shop at our major, and online, and in-library sales for books and media in every category imaginable at sensationally low prices
  • Patronize the cafe
  • Volunteer your time to:
    • Staff our major sales -- try one 2 1/2 hour shift and you are hooked
    • Sort and price donated books preparatory for sale (much fun for book lovers)
    • Maintain the in-library sale shelves
    • Staff the cafe (2 hours per week would be a great help)