Friends of the 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.
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.
Dec 9th | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dec 15th | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dec 16th | 10:00am - 2:00pm
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
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 Bascom Library
President: Steve Kline
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Saturday in January, March, April, June, July, September, and October at 10AM.
Friends of the Hillview Library
President: Ly Phan Vu Truong
Attend a Meeting: Exact day varies; please call or email for more information.
Friends of the Joyce Ellington Library
President: Marilee Mifflin
Attend a Meeting: 1st Tuesday of the month, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, beginning June 7, 2022
Friends of the Pearl Avenue Library
President: Catherine Graham
Attend a Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of the odd months from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Friends of the Santa Teresa Library
President: Ann Marcolini & Claire Cano
Attend a Meeting: Exact date varies; please email for more information.
Friends of the Seven Trees Library
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 Vineland Library
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Willow Glen Library
Mailing Address: 1324 Glen Dell Drive, San Jose, CA 95125
President: Linda Pedersen and Jan Helmbolt (Co-Chairs)
Attend a Meeting: Call or email Friends for information.