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Members of the Friends of the Library are generous supporters of the library whether they are donors or volunteers, or both. Members of the Friends receive a quarterly newsletter with highlights of branch Friends activities and a calendar of events, invitations to the Friends Dinner in the Library, Evening at the Theater, and Annual Meeting and Author Talk. Become a member today!

The Friends of the Library provide funds for new and renovation of teen spaces in library facilities, scholarships to Library staff enrolled in a Masters in Library Science program, and has raised over $330,000 toward a $1million endowment for Library operations. The group also has been a significant contributor to both Measure B campaigns which provide operating funds for the library.

To make a gift to the Friends, send your tax deductible (to the extent allowed by law) donation to or click here:

Friends of the Fresno County Public Library
P.O. Box 4523
Fresno, CA 93744-4523

Fundraising and Activities

Fundraising Activities

The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located adjacent to the Sunnyside Regional Library, offers new and used books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs and more. Hours are 3rd Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours for all other Thursdays are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The bookstore is also open the 1st and 2nd Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Sunnyside Regional Library is located at 5568 E. Kings Canyon Road.

To donate books or other Library materials, deliver them to any branch and label them For F.O.L. Book Sale. Proceeds from book sales go directly to the Friends' annual gift to the Library for teen spaces.

Dinner in the Library, an annual event on the third Sunday of October, is held at the Central Library. This event is almost always sold out and features literary themed tables with hosts who are experts in their subject. The dinner is elegantly prepared and served among the stacks. Proceeds from this event are deposited into the Friends of the Library Endowment held by the Fresno Regional Foundation.

Evening in the Theatre is more of a Friend raiser than fundraiser. The Friends of the Library "buy out the house" at Second Space Theater in order to mix and mingle with other Friends. Wine is served pre-show and dessert is included during intermission. This is a great event for introducing your friends to the Friends of the Library!

Memorial Gifts and Tribute Gifts

Memorial gifts to the Friends are directed to the Friends' Endowment Fund. This fund is steadily growing due to reinvestment of earnings. When the fund reaches $1 million dollars, a portion of the annual earnings will be used for Library projects and operations.

Tribute or honorarium gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or "just because," are used for Friends operations and special projects.

To make a memorial or tribute gift to the Friends, send your tax deductible (to the extent allowed by law) donation to:

Friends of the Fresno County Public Library
P.O. Box 4523
Fresno, CA 93744-4523