Friends of the Library

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
Contact: 1-408-808-3040
Official Website: 
President: Monica Bellizzi, Email - 
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: 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
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
Official Website/Facebook
President: Steve Kline, Email -, Phone - (408) 768-4154 
Attend a Meeting: Check event calendar for monthly meeting date/time. Please Like our Facebook Page for meetings and details.

Friends of the Berryessa Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3050 Email - 
Attend a Meeting: First Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6:00 PM in Group Study Room C

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

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, Email - 
President: Connie Springer
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 
President: Alice Gosak , Email - 
Attend a Meeting: 1st Friday of the month starting at 1:00 PM

Friends of the Edenvale 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
Contact: 1-408-808-3073 Email - 
Attend a Meeting: Call or email the Friends for information.

Friends of the Evergreen Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3060 Email - 
President: Cliff Sciba,
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
Contact: 1-408-808-3033 Email-
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
Contact: Friends Bookstore - 1-408-808-2681, Email - 
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30 PM at the KL Friends Bookstore

Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library
Attend a Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Friends of the Rose Garden Library
Contact: Email - 
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: 1-408-365-5781 Email - 
President: Ann Marcolini & Claire Cano 
Attend a Meeting: Meeting every other month. Contact us.

Friends of the Seven Trees Library
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
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
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
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
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.

Upcoming Events

Events Calendar Book Sales this Month
Events Calendar Friends Meetings this Month