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: 1-408-472-2760
Official Website:
President: Tom Trudell, 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
President: Cindy Smith, Email -, Phone - (916) 572-9341
Attend a Meeting: First Wednesday of even months at 5:30 PM.

Friends of the Bascom Branch Library
Official Website/Facebook
President: Steve Kline, Email -, Phone - (408) 808-3077
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
President: Barbara Fairlie
Contact: 1-408-808-3050 Email -
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, 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 Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September, November at 3:00 PM

Friends of the Edenvale Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3036, Email -
President: Judy Purrington
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 -
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 -
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-
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
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
Contact: 1-408-808-3053
President: Catherine Graham
Attend a Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Friends of the Rose Garden Library
Contact: Phone - 1-408-808-3070, 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
Contact: 1-408-808-3056 Email -
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 Email -
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
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.