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Friends of the Library Groups

The Friends of San José Public Libraries are wonderful volunteers that support, advocate and raise funds for a library. Each Friends group supports a specific San José Public Library branch with book sales and other activities.


To join a Friends group, please complete the online form and mark the branch you are interested in.


For additional information about a Friends group, email or phone the contacts below or the branch library. You can also find meeting times and book sale events for each group listed in the branch’s events calendar. 


Note: The San José All Friends Group is a collaboration of individual Friends groups.

Friends of the Almaden Library (Almaden Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3040
Official Website:
President: Linda Spencer, Email -, Phone - (408) 997-7319
Attend a Meeting: Four meetings per year: One meeting before and one meeting after each of the two annual book sales.

Friends of the Alum Rock Library (Alum Rock Branch Library (Dr. Roberto Cruz - Alum Rock))
Contact: 1-408-808-3090
President: Cliff Sciba
Attend a Meeting: Last Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September, November from 5:00-6:00 PM.

Friends of the Alviso Library (Alviso Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-263-3626
President: Margaret Fitch
Attend a Meeting: 1st Wednesday of even numbered months at 6:30 PM

Friends of the Bascom Branch Library (Bascom Branch Library)
Official Website:
President: Steve Kline, Email -, Phone - (408) 768-4154
Attend a Meeting: Please check online calendar of events for monthly meeting date and time. Please Like our Facebook Page: Friends of Bascom Library Community Center for meetings and details.

Friends of the Berryessa Library (Berryessa Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3050 Email -
Attend a Meeting: First Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6:30 PM in Group Study Room C

Los Amigos de la Biblioteca Latinoamericana (Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-294-1237,
President: Ana Maria Ramirez
Attend a Meeting: Please call for meeting times

Friends of the Cambrian Library (Cambrian Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3080, Email -
President: Susan Abele
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Wednesday in February, April, May, August and November at 6:00 PM

Friends of the East San José Carnegie Library (East San José Carnegie Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3075
President: Alice Gosak , Email -
Attend a Meeting: 1st Friday of the month starting at 1:00 PM

Friends of the Edenvale Library (Edenvale Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3036 Email -
President: Judy Purrington, Email -
Attend a Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of odd months in Edenvale Library's Group Study Room A from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Friends of the Educational Park Library (Educational Park Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3073 Email -
President: Wilma Hashii, Email -
Attend a Meeting: The Educational Park Friends of the Library meets the first Tuesday of every month.

Friends of the Evergreen Library (Evergreen Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3060 Email -
Official Website:
President: Cliff Sciba, Email -
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, and October) at 6:30 PM in Group Study Room A

Friends of the Hillview Library (Hillview Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3033
President: Wilma Hashii, Email -
Attend a Meeting: Exact day varies; please call for more information.

Friends of the Joyce Ellington Library (Joyce Ellington Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3043
President: Marilee Mifflin
Attend a Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month, from 6:30-7:30 PM

Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library (King Library (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library))
Contact: Friends Bookstore - 1-408-808-2681, Email -
Official Website:
Attend a Meeting: TBD

Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library (Pearl Avenue Branch Library)
President: Wilma Hashii, Email -
Attend a Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Friends of the Rose Garden Library (Rose Garden Branch Library)
President: Sharin Greenleaf
Attend a Meeting: 1st Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September, and November, at 6:30 PM in the Community Room.

Friends of the Santa Teresa Library (Santa Teresa Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-365-5781 Email -
President: Ann Marolini & Claire Cano
Attend a Meeting: Meeting every other month. Contact us.

Friends of the Seven Trees Library (Seven Trees Branch Library)
President: Wilma Hashii, Email -
Attend a Meeting: The Friends of the Seven Trees Library meets evey other months in Group Study Room 1 or Family Learing Center. Next meeting is on Thursday, November 21 at 11am.

Friends of the Tully Community Library (Tully Community Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-808-3030
Attend a Meeting: Meeting takes place on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:00 PM in the Manager's Office

Friends of the Vineland Library (Vineland Branch Library)
President: Linda Gillam
Attend a Meeting: Four general membership meetings per year, one before and one after each of the two annual book sales, and a Board of Directors meeting in the spring and fall.

Friends of the West Valley Library (West Valley Branch Library)
Contact: 1-408-244-4766
President: Trixie Johnson
Attend a Meeting: Four meetings yearly in January, April, July, and October on a Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Community Room. Other meetings are scheduled as needed.

Friends of the Willow Glen Library (Willow Glen Branch Library)
Mailing Address: 1324 Glen Dell Drive, San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: 1-408-275-6224 Email -
President: Linda Pedersen and Jan Helmbolt (Co-Chairs)
Attend a Meeting: Call or email Friends for information.

Donate Your Materials

Your generous donations of new or gently used books, DVDs, videos and CDs are gratefully accepted by the Friends groups year-round at all library locations.  The Friends unfortunately cannot accept magazines, encyclopedias, or Readers Digest condensed books - see other options for donating these materials.

Next Book Sales RSS feed for Book Sales Email updates for Book Sales

At Vineland Branch Library
Fri, Oct 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

At Edenvale Branch Library
Sat, Oct 25 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

At Vineland Branch Library
Sat, Oct 25 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

At Evergreen Branch Library
Sat, Oct 25 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Friends Meetings RSS feed for Friends Meetings Email updates for Friends Meetings

At Tully Community Branch Library
Tue, Oct 21 6:00 pm

At Joyce Ellington Branch Library
Tue, Nov 04 6:30 pm

At Berryessa Branch Library
Wed, Nov 05 6:30 pm

At Rose Garden Branch Library
Wed, Nov 05 6:30 pm

At Seven Trees Branch Library
Mon, Nov 10 10:00 am

At Cambrian Branch Library
Wed, Nov 12 6:00 pm

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