Buying Books from the Friends of the Library
The quarterly and pop-up book sales are postponed till spring. Donations are not being accepted yet - check back with this site weekly.
The Friends of the Library of Los Altos Bookshelf, an online bookstore
The Bookshelf is closed temporarily per the Santa Clara County shelter-in-place guidelines. If you have been notified that you have an order ready for pickup it can still be picked up at the Main Library as long as the Library is open for Holds Pickups. (Currently Monday - Tuesday 3:00 - 7:00 pm and Wednesday - Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 pm.) We will be working to restock our shelves and fill orders as soon as the current situation in the County allows.
Find us at www.folbookshelf.org
The Friends Ongoing Sales in the Library are temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.
When available, the Friends Ongoing Sales Shelves are open during library business hours. Patrons are asked to limit their visit to 10 minutes. Masks needed for entry. Santa Clara County physical distancing requirements will be followed.
For information about how you can volunteer to support our activities contact Karen Dickenson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends Amazon Sales
The Friends sells their high value books online through Amazon. See the sidebar to the right (or above) for the link.
Newsletter - October 2020
Read our newsletter - for the news about the Friends new online bookstore and two October Pop-Up Book Sales.
Annual Report for FY 2019-2020
Last fiscal year, Friends of the Library of Los Altos total income was $180,000 and we contributed $104,700 to fund library programs and materials, as well as new fixtures and technology. The Covid-19 global pandemic and the subsequent library and book sale closures resulted in a significant drop in revenue over 2018-2019. Learn more about our income and expenses by reading the Annual Report.