Friends of the Healdsburg Library

The Friends of the Healdsburg Library supports the library through book donations, proceeds from book sales, and membership dues. Over the past 5 years, the Friends has given over $100,000 in grants to the library.

The FoHL Board of Directors coordinates the Friends' activities, including all book sales, organization and handling of book donations, and membership outreach. Our goal is to sell donated books to raise money to support the Healdsburg Branch of the Sonoma County Library. With your assistance we purchased the BiblioBike, renovated and maintain the Library Demeter Frog Fountain and all sorts of other enrichments. Thank you for your support!

The Friends' Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in-person in the Healdsburg Library Meeting Room and hybrid via Zoom. To attend the meeting, please email:

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Book Sales

FoHL Lobby Bookshelves: fabulous categories — including Earl’s Picks — with new offerings all the time. Come browse and purchase; open whenever the library is open. In the lobby; what a deal!

Questions? Concerns? Comments?
Email for more information:
(707) 481-6428
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Book Donation Guidelines

Donations will be accepted by a FoHL volunteer inside the library lobby, every Saturday of the month from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please do not drop off donations outside the library at other times or dates, because these drop-offs will be discarded.

Due to storage and volunteer constraints, we can accept no more than 3 bags of donations at one time.

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We want the following (in LIKE-NEW or good condition):

  • Recently released titles of all categories, scholarly, and fine arts titles are especially appreciated.
  • Books (general paperback and hardcover); fiction published within the last 10 years – after 2013.
  • Classic fiction (for example: Moby Dick, A Tale of Two Cities, Gone with the Wind — Publication date N/A)
  • Health/Diet books – published within the last 3 years - after 2020.
  • Business/Computer Books – published after 2020.

We do not want (and will NOT accept):

  • Items that are damaged, soiled, stained, torn, musty or smoky.
  • Books that are excessively underlined or highlighted. Inscription on the title page is OK.
  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, spiral bound books, or textbooks older than 5 years do not sell.
  • Readers Digest Condensed Versions, Time/Life, Great Books
  • CDs, DVDs, VHS, cassettes, and 8 track tapes
  • Magazines: we sell magazines in our lobby kiosk year-round but we are not currently in need of donations.

Please recycle non-saleable paperback books in your home personal blue (Recology) bins. Most hard copy books can only be recycled if their covers have been removed. Recology will answer any questions you may have about specifically what can be recycled: 800-243-0291.

Updated 11/23

Board Members

  • President: Tracy Logan
  • Vice-President: Theresa Cabral
  • Secretary: Lyn Murray
  • Treasurer: Julie Hanamura
  • J’nnen Allsup, Earl Gwynne, Katherine Lacy, Ginni Lomax, Charlene Luks (President Emeritus), Shaun McCaffrey, Mary Ann Gervais, Donna Rothkopf, Ellen Tyler

Join the Friends

Membership form (Click to go to the form)

Contact the Friends

Phone: 707-481-6428
Mailing address: PO Box 1514, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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