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: http://www.almadenfriends.com
President: Monica Bellizzi, Email - almadenfriends@gmail.com
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 - slkesq@me.com, 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 - friendsofberryessalibrary@gmail.com
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 - cambrianfriends@gmail.com
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 - yogosak@aol.com
We currently do not have Friends Meetings

Friends of the Edenvale Library
Contact: 1-408-808-3036 Email - judypurrington@aol.com
President: Judy Purrington, Email - judypurrington@aol.com
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 - ekmail@sjlibrary.org
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: 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- hillviewlibraryfriends@gmail.com
President:
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 - friends.mlk.bookstore@gmail.com
Attend a Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30 PM at the KL Friends Bookstore

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

Friends of the Rose Garden Library
Contact: Email - friendsrgl@yahoo.com
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 - friendsofst@comcast.net
President: Ann Marcolini & Claire Cano
Attend a Meeting: Meeting every other month. Contact us.

Friends of the Seven Trees Library
President:
Attend a Meeting: The Friends of the Seven Trees Library meets every other months in Group Study Room 1 or Family Learning Center. Next meeting is on Thursday, November 21 at 11 AM.

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 - 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: 1-408-244-4766
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 - FWGL@earthlink.net
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