Fun Facts

Did You Know??


Friends has served the community since 1976.


Friends book sales began in the Old Dome site, the Alan B. Shepard Convention Center, on 19th & Pacific Avenue over 40 years ago. Yes, it was named after Astronaut Alan Shepard.


Friends has raised over $2 Million since 2006.


In 2022/23 Friends funding provided 2061 programs for all ages.

Friends and Library Staff sort 90,000 to 100,000 books each year to raise funds for programs.


A Friends Book Nook Shop can be found in each branch library.

Friends’ programs reach into the community beyond library facilities.


Friends is an All-Volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.


Thank you for your support.

Reading is the Gift of a Lifetime.