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

Due to the pandemic, many Friends of the Library groups currently limit the donations they can accept.

Most Friends unfortunately cannot accept magazines, encyclopedias, or textbooks.

See details on which locations accept donations and other options for donating your 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: 1-408-859-3721
Official Website
Email: almadenfriends@gmail.com
President: Joan Wagner
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
Email: nguyentjeremy@gmail.com
Attend a Meeting: Third Tuesday of the month, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Friends of the Alviso Library
Email: al.sjpl@sjlibrary.org
Contact: 1-408-808-3052
Attend a Meeting: Call or email the Friends for information.

Friends of the Bascom Library
Official Website/Facebook
President: Steve Kline
Email: slkesq@me.com
Phone: 1-408-808-3077
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Saturday in January, March, April, June, July, September, and October at 10AM.

Friends of the Berryessa Library
Treasurer: Barbara Fairlie
Contact: 1-408-808-3050
Email: friendsofberryessalibrary95132@gmail.com
Attend a Meeting: Virtually, 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 PM.

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

Friends of the Calabazas Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3066
President: Wesley Lau, wesley.lau@juno.com
Attend a Meeting: Meetings scheduled as needed.

Friends of the Cambrian Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3080
Email: cambrianfriends@gmail.com
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
Email: eb.sjpl@sjlibrary.org
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
Email: judypurrington@aol.com
Attend a Meeting: Exact day varies; please email for more information.

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

Friends of the Evergreen Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3060
Email: ev.sjpl@sjlibrary.org
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
Email: hillviewlibraryfriends@gmail.com
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
Email: friendsofjoyceellington@googlegroups.com
President: Marilee Mifflin
Attend a Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, beginning June 7, 2022

Friends of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
President: Adam Andrews
Email: friends.mlk.bookstore@gmail.com
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: 1-408-808-3070
Email: friendsrgl@yahoo.com
President: Sharin Greenleaf
Attend a Meeting: Meetings on hiatus.

Friends of the Santa Teresa Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3068
Email: friendsofst@comcast.net
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
Email: jasmineshone3916@gmail.com
President: 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
Email: tumail@sjlibrary.org
President: Anne Barrett
Attend a Meeting: Meetings on hiatus...will continue TBD.

Friends of the Village Square Library
President: Linda Belba
Email: vs.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

Friends of the Vineland Library
Contact: Email - vinelandfriends@gmail.com
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: 1-408-244-4747
Email: westvalleyfriends05@gmail.com
President: Carol Schelling
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
Email: fwgl@att.net
President: Linda Pedersen and Jan Helmbolt (Co-Chairs)
Attend a Meeting: Call or email Friends for information.