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About the Friends

The Friends of Santa Rosa Libraries help support Santa Rosa's libraries — Central, Rincon Valley, and Northwest — as well as the Local History and Genealogy Library. The Friends are also actively engaged in the process of bringing a new branch library to Southwest Santa Rosa. As a non-profit, volunteer organization, the Friends work to promote interest in the services of the libraries and to raise money that supplements funding of library collections, facilities, and activities.

In its over 40-year history, the Friends have raised more than one million dollars that has been used to purchase traditional library materials as well as computer equipment, bookshelves, carpet and other necessities, as well as to support activities such as the Summer Reading Program for children and teens, book groups, and the Adult Literacy program.

The Friends' main fund-raising activities are semi-annual Book Faires — known as the biggest and best north of San Francisco — which are held in April and October each year.


To join, please print and fill out the Friends Membership Form and mail with your check to the address shown on the form.

All members receive Newsletters with information on Library events and Book Faire dates.


Your donation of books, recorded music, art, and software make the Friends' Book Faires possible. Donations should be dropped off at the Central Library loading dock, off 3rd Street. Please bring donations Tuesday through Saturday during library hours. If you are unable to drop donations off, phone 545-0831, extension 1541, or e-mail to arrange a time for a volunteer to pick them up. Please, no magazines, outdated textbooks or lawbooks, or encyclopedias more than 5 years old.

Donations of time are also vital! Phone the Friends at the number above to volunteer to help before, during, and after the Book Faires.

Book Faire information page

The Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries is a non-profit charitable corporation. Your in-kind and monetary donations are tax deductible.