Friends of the Library

five members of the Friends of the Bascom Library

About Friends of the Library

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.

Become a Friend

Donate Your Materials

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current pandemic and our temporary closure, we are currently not accepting book donations at any location. Thank you for your understanding.

Your generous donations of new or gently used books, DVDs, videos and CDs are gratefully accepted by the Friends groups in donation bins at all library locations when libraries are open.

Most Friends unfortunately cannot accept magazines, encyclopedias, or textbooks - see other options for donating these materials.

Friends of the Library Groups

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.

Friends of the Almaden Library
Contact: 1-408-472-2760
Official Website
President: Tom Trudell
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
Contact: 1-408-808-3090
President: Jeremy Nguyen
Attend a Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Friends of the Alviso Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3052
Attend a Meeting: Call or email the Friends for information.

Friends of the Bascom Branch Library
Official Website/Facebook
President: Steve Kline
Phone: 1-408-808-3077
Attend a Meeting: Check Bascom's events for monthly meeting date/time. Please Like our Facebook Page for meetings and details.

Friends of the Berryessa Library
Treasurer: Barbara Fairlie
Contact: 1-408-808-3050
Attend a Meeting: First Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6:00 PM in the Community Room.

Los Amigos de la Biblioteca Latinoamericana
Contact: 1-408-294-1237
Attend a Meeting: Please call for meeting times and information.

Friends of the Calabazas Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3066
President: Wesley Lau
Attend a Meeting: Meetings scheduled as needed.

Friends of the Cambrian Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3080
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Wednesday in February, April, May, August and November at 6:00 PM.

Friends of the East San José Carnegie Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3075
Attend a Meeting: Meeting times vary. Please contact East San José Carnegie Branch for information.

Friends of the Edenvale Library
Contact: 1-408-799-3262
President: Judy Purrington
Attend a Meeting: Exact day varies; please email for more information.

Friends of the Educational Park Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3073
President/Treasurer: Eva Nieto
Attend a Meeting: Call or email the Friends for information.

Friends of the Evergreen Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3060
President: Camie Piccolo-Nicholson
Attend a Meeting: Thursday the week before the book sale (January, April, July, and October) at 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the Community Room

Friends of the Hillview Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3033
President: Ly Phan Vu Truong
Attend a Meeting: Exact day varies; please call or email for more information.

Friends of the Joyce Ellington 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
President: Adam Andrews
Attend a Meeting: TBD

Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3053
President: Catherine Graham
Attend a Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Friends of the Rose Garden Library
Contact: Phone - 1-408-808-3070
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
Contact: 1-408-808-3068
President: Ann Marcolini & Claire Cano
Attend a Meeting: Exact date varies; please email for more information.

Friends of the Seven Trees Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3056
President/Vice-President: Wilma Hasshii and Jasmine Shone
Attend a Meeting: Every other month in the Manager's Office on the 1st Friday of the month at 3:00 PM.

Friends of the Tully Community Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3030
President/Vice-President: Erin McFadden and Anne Barrett
Attend a Meeting: Meeting takes place on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM in the Manager's Office.

Friends of the Vineland Library
Contact: Email -
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
Attend a Meeting: Meetings are scheduled as needed.

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